Stork: Training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication

INGE-MARIE EIGSTI (2019-07-01 to 2024-06-30) Training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication. Amount: $157820



Disordered communication can come about as a consequence of hearing loss, as a result of developmental disorders such as autism, dyslexia, or developmental language disorder (DLD), or as a function of acquired disorders such as aphasia or traumatic brain injury (TBI). In order to make progress in assessment and treatment of communication disorders, the next generation of communication scientists needs to not only understand the underlying neural bases of these disorders, but also how to bring research from the laboratory to the clinic. The current program, Training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication, will recruit a total of ten predoctoral trainees and five postdoctoral trainees, each serving a two-year traineeship, and equip them with specific skills and competencies that are needed for progress in understanding these disorders. Trainees from Psychology and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences will receive targeted instruction in cognitive neuroscience, with a special emphasis on neuroimaging methods, and will learn to apply those skills in trainee- led, mentored research projects. Further, training will emphasize the application of basic research, and trainees will interact not only with scientists who are experts in communication disorders, but also community stakeholders, including those that experience conditions such as aphasia, dyslexia, and autism. Other value- added activities will include a professional development seminar, January-term ?crash-courses? emphasizing specialized skills, and external workshops to support advanced methods training. Our mentor team, drawn from Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and three different degree programs in Psychology (Clinical, Developmental, Perception-Action-Cognition), has substantial expertise in a variety of imaging methods (e.g. fMRI, fNIRS, TMS/tDCS, EEG/ERP) and has conducted impactful research on range of communication disorders (e.g. aphasia, hearing loss, dyslexia, developmental language disorder, autism). The team has a strong track record of impactful research on typical and atypical communication, and of mentoring productive scientist trainees at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. This training program will produce a cohort of scholars who are poised to make significant progress in the study of communication. !

由于自闭症,阅读障碍或发育性语言障碍(DLD)等发育障碍,或由于失语症或创伤性脑损伤(TBI)等后天性疾病的功能,听力丧失会导致无序沟通。为了在通信障碍的评估和治疗方面取得进展,下一代通信科学家不仅需要了解这些疾病的潜在神经基础,还需要如何将研究从实验室带到诊所。目前的计划,即传播认知神经科学培训,将招募总共10名博士后培训生和5名博士后培训生,每名培训生均为期两年,并为他们提供了解这些疾病所需的特定技能和能力。 。来自心理学和语言,语言和听力科学的学员将接受有针对性的认知神经科学教学,特别强调神经影像学方法,并将学习如何将这些技能应用于受训学员指导的研究项目。此外,培训将强调基础研究的应用,受训者不仅将与通信障碍专家科学家进行互动,还将与社区利益相关者进行互动,包括那些经历诸如失语症,阅读障碍和自闭症等疾病的人。其他增值活动将包括专业发展研讨会,1月学期?崩溃课程?强调专业技能和外部研讨会,以支持先进的方法培训。我们的导师团队来自语言,语言和听力科学,以及三个不同的心理学学位课程(临床,发展,感知 - 行动 - 认知),在各种成像方法方面具有丰富的专业知识(例如fMRI,fNIRS,TMS / tDCS,EEG / ERP)并对通信障碍的范围(例如失语症,听力丧失,阅读障碍,发育性语言障碍,自闭症)进行了有影响的研究。该团队在典型和非典型沟通方面的有影响力的研究,以及在博士后和博士后层面指导有生产力的科学家培训,都有着良好的记录。该培训计划将培养出一批准备在交流研究方面取得重大进展的学者。 !

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