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Neurolinguistics Laboratory


Lab Meetings: Neurolinguistics Lab meetings are held weekly. 
Contact to find out the current times.

Mission Statement

The Neurolinguistics Laboratory has as its goal to understand the organization and processing of language in the adult brain. Particular foci of interest are:

  1. the language changes associated with aphasia and it's treatment

  2. the way agrammatism manifests differently, and similarly, across languages

  3. the language changes associated with healthy aging and dementia

  4. he way languages are organized in, and utilized by, the brain of the bilingual or polyglot

  5. how dyslexics (monoligual or bilingual, young or old) succeed in learning a 'foreign' language

Current Research

Ongoing research in the Neurolinguistics Lab includes projects on, brain and cognitive resources available for language performance in older adults, lexical retrieval in discourse in older adults, language reserve as distinct from cognitive reserve, and sentence comprehension in older adults (as it links to brain regions available, underlying executive functions, different syntactic structures, eye-tracking). 

Research with colleagues in other labs includes some of these and other topics in conjunction with the NIH-funded Language in the Aging Brain Lab at the Boston VA Healthcare System where Prof. Obler is co-PI with Martin Albert.

Principal Investigator:

Loraine K. Obler, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences,
Graduate School and University Center,
City University of New York,
365 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10016-4309

Phone: 212-817-8809
Fax: 212-817-1537