Maurice Flurie is a PhD student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Prior to beginning his doctoral work, Maurice completed his bachelor’s degree in communicative sciences and disorders at West Chester University and his master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Seton Hall University. After graduating, Maurice worked as a licensed speech-language pathologist where he became interested in cognition and language functioning in patients with acquired language disorders (e.g., post-stroke aphasia, dementia, traumatic brain injury).
Since beginning at Temple University, Maurice has worked in the Concepts and Cognition Lab directed by Dr. Jamie Reilly. Maurice’s work focuses on both basic and clinical-translational research to better understand semantic memory and language in neurotypical and neurodegenerative populations. He is specifically interested in exploring cognitive functions that support symbolic representation in human communication. His long-term goal is to leverage these insights to improve cognition and language therapies for individuals with acquired language disorders.
Maurice is interested in a multimodal approach to research. He has experience working with various investigative tools including pupillometry/eyetracking, transcranial direct current stimulation and EEG, and he has developed experience utilizing varied analytical approaches including traditional statistical methods and natural language processing/text mining.