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Tue Feb 20 2018
FYI: Online C-STAR lecture 2/22: Nonfluency in Aphasia
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Thursday, February 22, 2pm EST https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/667426173
Investigating the origin of nonfluency in aphasia
“Bonnie” Nozari, MD, PhD.
School of Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery.
A major challenge in understanding the origin of
clinical symptoms in neuropsychological impairments is capturing the complexity of
the underlying cognitive structure. An excellent example is the challenge of
understanding the origin of nonfluency in post-stroke aphasia. While a large body of
literature has explored the relationship between nonfluency and various aspects of
language processing, the origin of this symptom has remained obscure due to highly
complex and inter-related operations that underlie language production. In this
talk, I will propose a psycholinguistic framework for studying the possible
origin(s) of nonfluency in aphasia, and review several bodies of work that have
independently suggested a relationship between fluency and various processes in this
model. I will then discuss a statistical approach, a variant of structural equation
modeling, that allows us to construct a realistic model of nonfluency that better
captures the complex architecture of the language production system. Using this
approach, I will identify several operations the damage to which can lead to
nonfluency, and highlight the areas in need of further research.
lecture will be held at Johns Hopkins University. However, it will be broadcast live
Room #140, Discovery I, 915 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Date: Thursday, February 22 2018, Time: 2pm – 3pm EST
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