Our neuropsychology of language work mainly focuses on how unilateral brain-injured patients comprehend and use language, the role of gestures in these processes, and the brain lesion correlate with these processes. We follow a cross-linguistic approach and examine speakers of different languages. Below are the some of our projects in this area:
This line of research mainly focuses on how unilateral brain-injured patients comprehend and use language, the role of gestures in these processes, and the brain lesions correlating with these processes. In our new line of research, we investigate different patient groups such as individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and individuals with Schizophrenia. To understand neural correlates of different levels of event representations (verbal and gestural), we use a voxel-lesion symptom mapping analysis as well as case statistics. We again follow a cross-linguistic approach and test different language groups. This line of research tells us the nature of language and thought relation and how changes in one cognitive process can influence the other.