Adult Cognition and Language Laboratory

Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Indiana University
Lab Director - Dr. Laura Murray

 

The following research studies still require additional participants. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact the lab at (812) 855-0666, or email the appropriate contact person.

  1. Attention and Language in Aphasia and Right Hemisphere Stroke. The purpose of this project is to quantify and qualify the effects of attention disorders on the language skills of adults with aphasia or right hemisphere brain damage. Study participants receive free comprehensive testing or language and cognitive abilities and receive $6.00/hour upon completing the study. For further information or to participate, contact Laura Murray.

  2. Evaluation of Spoken and Written Narratives in Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders. The purpose of this project is to investigate the reliability of a procedure used to evaluate spoken and written output in individuals who have suffered brain damage. The study is for people who have difficulty producing spoken and/or written language due to left hemisphere brain damage, right hemisphere brain damage, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, as well as healthy young and old adults who have no brain damage. Study participants receive free evaluation of their communication abilities and some cognitive skills. For further information or to participate, contact Laura Murray, Amanda Weyer, or Erin Reardon.

  3. Aphasia Treatment Projects. These projects are exploring new techniques to improve the spoken and/or written naming and sentence formulation abilities of adults with chronic aphasia (i.e., individuals who have had aphasia for longer than 3 months). Study participants must be able to participate in treatment sessions on a weekly basis. For further information or to participate, contact Laura Murray.

  4. Working memory in aphasia. The purpose of this study is to look at the link between language and memory in people with and without aphasia. For further information or to participate, contact Jamie Mayer.