LINGUIST List 32.3283

Tue Oct 19 2021

FYI: Online Lecture 10/21: Stefano Cappa, Primary Progressive Aphasia

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Date: 15-Oct-2021
From: Dirk Den Ouden <>
Subject: Online Lecture 10/21: Stefano Cappa, Primary Progressive Aphasia
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Thursday October 21st, 12pm (noon) ET
Presentation in Zoom, accessible via the C-STAR website:

Primary progressive aphasia: a different window into brain and language

Stefano F. Cappa, MD.
IUSS Cognitive Neuroscience (ICoN) Center, University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS-Pavia) and Dementia Research Center IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy

Progressive language disorders (Primary progressive aphasias, PPA) due to different forms of neurodegeneration have attracted a huge clinical and research interest in the last decades. In the first part of my talk, I will present present a historical overview of the topic, a discussion of assessment tools and a summary of current clinical knowledge. The second part will be dedicated to the contribution of PPA to the neurobiology of language, complementary to evidence coming from “classical” post-stroke aphasia studies and to functional imaging in normal subjects, with a special emphasis on the role of metabolic imaging with (18F-FDG) PET in highlighting the functional correlates of linguistic performance.

The online lecture can be followed online from your computer, tablet or smartphone, in Zoom. The zoom link is accessible via the C-STAR website:

For more information, or to be added to the C-STAR mailing list, contact Dirk den Ouden:

Linguistic Field(s): Clinical Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

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