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Research at the CSLB
Neurobiology of spoken language in healthy and brain-damaged populations:
- Working with healthy people, we develop accounts of the functional relationships between the anatomically distributed regions involved in language processing.
- Working with brain-damaged patients (in both the acute and chronic phases), we investigate issues of reorganisation and plasticity following brain damage.
Neurocognitive accounts of conceptual knowledge:
- How is meaning represented and processed in the mind and brain? We develop cognitive models of conceptual knowledge and investigate how conceptual knowledge is processed in both the healthy and damaged system.
The ageing brain and cognition:
- We study language function in normal healthy ageing to determine the relationship between preserved function and neural change.