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Indiana University Bloomington

Laura Murray

Laura MurrayProfessor (Language Sciences)

Phone: 812 855 3585

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B.S. University of Western Ontario, 1987
M.S. Minot State University, 1988
Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1994

Research Interests

Dr. Murray's general research interest is the cognitive and neural bases of adult neurogenic communication disorders. She is particularly interested in determining how deficits in cognitive processes other than language, such as attention and memory, interact with communication skills. Her work describes and compares the integrity of language and cognition in normal-aging adults and in adults with left or right hemisphere brain-damage, traumatic brain injury, or progressive diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's Diseases.

Selected Publications

Murray, L.L. (2010). Distinguishing clinical depression from early Alzheimer¹s disease in the elderly: Can narrative analysis help? Aphasiology, 24(6), 928-939.

Lorenzen, B., & Murray, L.L. (2008). Bilingual aphasia: A theoretical and clinical review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 21-19.

Murray, L.L. (2008) Language and Parkinson¹s disease. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 28, 1-15.

Raymer, A.M., Beeson, P., Holland, A., Maher, L.M., Martin, N., Murray, L., Rose, M., Thompson, C. K., Turkstra, L., Altmann, L., Boyle, M., Conway, T., Hula, W., Kearns, K., Kendall, D., Rapp, B., Simmons-Mackie, N., & Gonzalez-Rothi, L.J. (2008). Translational research in aphasia: From neuroscience to neurorehabilitation. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, S259-S275.