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THE EFFECTS OF ROBOTIC TRAINING AND CORTICAL STIMULATION ON REACHING SKILL AFTER CHRONIC STROKE
(Georgetown University, 2011)
<bold>BACKGROUND: </bold> Reaching in three dimensional (3D) space, crucial for activities of daily living (ADLs), is deficient after stroke. The effects of cortical stimulation on 3D robotic training for patients with ...
MECHANISMS OF RECOVERY IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE ARM IMPAIRMENT AFTER STROKE
(Georgetown University, 2017)
Background: Arm hemiparesis is a common consequence of stroke. Patients with more severe arm impairment demonstrate nonlesioned hemisphere activation during brain imaging of motor function. Determining lesion characteristic ...
The Subjective Experience of Inner Speech in Aphasia
(Georgetown University, 2018)
All individuals with aphasia experience some level of anomia, or difficulty with naming and word finding, but many report that their internal word knowledge exceeds their spoken output, making comments like, “I know it but ...
Investigating The Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Error Monitoring in Aphasia
(Georgetown University, 2022)
Speech error monitoring (SEM) is critical for effective communication, and is especially important in aphasia, a language impairment commonly caused by stroke. The present dissertation employs three studies to investigate ...
From Perception to Social Connection: Assessing Deficits and Modulation of Empathic Processes to Study Human Social Behavior
(Georgetown University, 2021)
Perceiving and responding to the emotions of other individuals is thought to motivate adaptive social behaviors and help form strong interpersonal connections. Failure or manipulation of the empathic processes that subserve ...