Electrophysiological and behavioral investigation of feedback-based learning in aphasia

Study Description:
The purpose of this research study is to better understand how aphasia due to stroke affects skills that support learning. We hope that a better understanding of learning will lead to improvements in treatments for aphasia in the future. This research study involves: • A learning task on the computer. You will see/hear made up words and objects, press buttons, and answer questions. We will record electrical activity in your brain using EEG. Recording EEG is noninvasive. You will wear a small mesh cap that contains small pads (also known as sensor electrodes) that will measure brain activity. • Completing standardized tests of language (speaking and listening) and cognition (thinking and remembering)
Aphasia Friendly Study Description:
What are we studying? We would like to understand how aphasia due to stroke affects skills that support learning. Understanding this may lead to improvements in aphasia treatment. What will you be asked to do? - Complete learning tasks on the computer. You will see and hear made up words and objects, press buttons, and answer questions - We will measure electrical activity in your brain using EEG while you learn. EEG is non-invasive. You will wear a mesh cap that contains small, damp pads that will measure brain activity. - Complete tests of language and cognition
Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria:
To participate in the study individuals must: Have experienced a single stroke and have aphasia, speak English , and be 18 years or older.
Principal Investigator:
Sofia Vallila Rohter
Contact Email:
KNunn@mghihp.edu
Condition
Stroke
Observational or Treatment:
Observational
Type of Treatment:
n/a
Duration of Study:
About 2 two-hour long sessions.
Study Start Date:
December 17, 2021
Study End Date:
April 14, 2023
More information:
https://rally.massgeneralbrigham.org/study/learning_and_aphasia
Costs or Reimbursement:
$20 per session (in gift cards). We can reimburse parking at the near-by parking garage.
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