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CHBH Seminar Series: Prof Cathy Price

Location
Zoom
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
Dates
Thursday 10th December 2020 (13:00-14:00)
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CHBH Seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Please register your interest to attend using the link above.

We are pleased to announce that the CHBH will welcome Professor Cathy Price, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, to present a CHBH Seminar on her research, taking place on Thursday 10th December, 13:00-14:00 GMT. 

Predicting and explaining speech and language outcome and recovery in adult stroke survivors.

Predicting the capacity to recover from speech and language impairments after stroke is essential for rehabilitation planning, expectations and goal-setting.  Nevertheless, accurate predictions have been difficult to generate because there are so many factors that affect recovery.  I will briefly review the challenges faced and then present the results of an investigation of several hundred adult stroke survivors that illustrates how well speech and language outcome can be predicted by a combination of lesion location, lesion size and the initial severity of impairment.   I will show which lesion sites (A) cause consistently and persistently poor speech, (B) have temporary, albeit devastating early impact followed by consistently good recovery, and (C) have variable outputs.   I will then discuss theoretical explanations for these three different types of lesion effects and consider how such theories might help us to improve our predictions and explanations in future. 

Biography

Cathy Price is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at University College London, UK.  Her early work in human neuroimaging helped to produce new approaches for investigating the brain bases of cognitive functions. She also provided theoretical frameworks for understanding cognitive impairments in neurological patients and helped to transform our understanding of how the brain supports language processing - including speech perception, speech production, semantic memory and reading. Contrary to traditional views, Cathy has shown how specialisation for all types of language processing emerges through cross-talk among unique combinations of areas that are each involved in many other non-linguistic functions. Her current work is in the development of neuroimaging tools that predict and explain how adult stroke survivors recover from speech and language impairments (aphasia).

 If you wish to attend, you can register your interest using the link above.

CHBH Seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Please register your interest to attend using the link above.

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