Loraine K. Obler

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In addition to her position in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Loraine K. Obler has a joint appointment in the Linguistics Program. As well, she and Martin Albert co-head the NIH-funded Language in the Aging Brain Laboratory of the Boston University School of Medicine Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center at the Boston VA Healthcare Center. Her research articles reflect her interests in such topics as the language changes associated with healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease, neurolinguistic study of bilingualism, cross-language study of agrammatism, and neuropsychology of talent as it relates to dyslexia and individual differences in second-language acquisition. The books she has co-authored or co-edited include Language and the Brain (with K. Gjerlow, Cambridge University Press, 1999), Language and Communication in the Elderly (with M.L. Albert, D.C. Heath and Co., 1980), Neurobehavior of Language and Cognition: Studies of Normal Aging and Brain Damage (with L. Connor, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), and The Bilingual Brain: Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism (with M.L. Albert, Academic Press, 1978).