Neuroimaging in aphasia treatment research: Issues of experimental design for relating cognitive to neural changes

Brenda C Rapp, David Caplan, Susan Edwards, Evy Visch-Brink, Cynthia K. Thompson

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The design of functional neuroimaging studies investigating the neural changes that support treatment-based recovery of targeted language functions in acquired aphasia faces a number of challenges. In this paper, we discuss these challenges and focus on experimental tasks and experimental designs that can be used to address the challenges, facilitate the interpretation of results and promote integration of findings across studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-207
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jun 2013



  • Aphasia
  • FMRI
  • Language recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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