Cognitive Neuropsychology

By studying patients with language disorders resulting from brain damage, we can make inferences about the kinds of cognitive representations and processes that constitute the normal language system.

Cognitive Psychology

Studies of unimpaired individuals' performance on language production tasks, using behavioral measures like reaction time, answer fine-grained questions about the structure of representations and the time course of processing. Check our Participation page for information about experiments now underway.

Computational Modeling

Insights from experiments with aphasic and neurologically intact subjects can be used to inform computational models of speech production.

Functional Neuroimaging

We have recently begun to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to identify brain regions that subserve various components of language.