Researchers, clinicians, and students in the Saffran Center work together to investigate the relationships among language and short-term memory impairments associated with aphasia.
The lab's activities are concerned with understanding the neural processes involved in thinking, remembering, imagining, and learning, particularly in advancing our knowledge of the nature and basis of neurogenic language disorders in children and adults.
In addition to basic science research, this group is currently developing novel treatments that promote language maintenance in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).
The Multilingual Research Group is a collaborative team exploring language varieties across linguistic and clinical perspectives, bridging gaps between academia and the field by posing socially conscious questions about language, learning and the theories that underpin them.
Research in the SLAB lab focuses on speech and language comprehension and production across the lifespan, both in unimpaired individuals and in various populations with developmental or acquired speech and/or language disorders.