Research in the lab focuses on normal and impaired cognitive functioning in the areas of - Conceptual representations (e.g., 1, 2, 3) - Action and body movement perception and recognition (e.g., 1, 2, 3) - Speech and language (e.g., 1), with a current focus on Stuttering
We are also interested in - the impact of sensorimotor deprivation on cognition and brain organization (e.g., 1, 2, 3) - better understanding the interplay between the auditory and visual dorsal and ventral streams (e.g., 1, 2)
Our goals are to: - Understand the mental representations and processes underlying these cognitive functions - Understand how these representations and processes are disrupted when the brain is damaged or fails to develop normally - Apply the knowledge gained about normal and impaired functioning to the development of effective remediations.
How we do it
To explore these issues, we use a combination of - Cognitive neuropsychological studies of brain-damaged individuals (e.g., 1, 2) - Cognitive neuropsychological studies of individuals with atypical sensorimotor development (e.g., 1, 2, 3) - Cognitive neuropsychological studies of individuals with learning disabilities (e.g., 1) - Behavioral studies, including eye-tracking techniques (e.g., 1, 2) - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (e.g., 1) - Anatomical and Functional magnetic resonance imaging (e.g., 1, 2, 3)