[Eeglablist] MRC-funded PhD opportunity: Neuroimaging and stroke aphasia @ University of Manchester, UK

Jason Taylor jason.taylor at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Oct 27 08:10:26 PDT 2017

Hello everyone,

We are currently seeking candidates for an MRC-funded studentship that uses EEG in combination with structural and functional imaging to understand individual variation in therapeutic effectiveness in stroke aphasia – details below.

Best wishes,
Anna Woollams, Jason Taylor, & Lauren Cloutman.

Learning from your mistakes? Using electrophysiological indices of error monitoring to optimise treatment of stroke aphasia

Aphasia is a common consequence of stroke, with the most common residual difficulty being anomia, which is characterised by word finding difficulties. At present, there is considerable variation in the type of therapeutic interventions offered to patients with stroke aphasia for their anomia. The findings in the aphasia rehabilitation literature concerning the most effective approach have proven inconsistent, particularly with reference to the whether providing feedback on performance improves outcomes. This project will pursue the hypothesis that a key factor in determining the success of therapy for anomia is an individual’s error monitoring ability. The project will harness the power of detailed structural and functional neuroimaging and combine this with electrophysiological indices of error monitoring (error related negativity, feedback error related negativity, error related positivity). This project has the potential to optimise treatment selection for chronic stroke aphasia at the individual level, providing personalised intervention tailored to each person’s strengths and weaknesses.

For more details and information on how to apply, please see:

Interested applicants are also welcome to email: anna.woollams at manchester.ac.uk

Dr Anna Woollams
Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience
Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit (NARU)
Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology
School of Biological Sciences
Room 3.22, Zochonis Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Tel: 0161 306 0453

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