Aphasia is a communication disorder that impacts language ability following brain damage or degeneration. People with aphasia (PWA) struggle to process pronouns (e.g. she/him). The existing theories are inadequate and experimental investigations limited. This project seeks to fill this gap. It aims to determine how PWA work out who a pronoun refers to, by examining moment-by-moment sentence-comprehension and its associated brain activity in both post-stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia. An in-depth understanding of pronoun processing in aphasia will improve neurolinguistic-evidence-based assessment of the condition and thereby enable clinicians to develop more effective protocols for its treatment.
|Effective start/end date||1/09/19 → 31/08/22|