Kara Federmeier received a R01 grant from the National Institute of Aging

Date

01/16/19

The project title is "Hemispheric differences in memory and language".  Narrative language comprehension is a crucial component of human life and a reduction in language capabilities as a function of advancing age or with brain damage as from a left hemisphere stroke, has important personal and societal costs. The proposed research examines language comprehension differences across the two cerebral hemispheres and as a function of age in order to understand what factors characterize and promote effective language processing, not only for immediate comprehension but for the longer-term retention of verbal material. The long-term goal is to uncover ways to protect against or compensate for age-, trauma-, or disease-related reductions in the ability to comprehend and remember language.

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