- SLHS 362 - Neurobiology of Language
- SLHS 568 - Speech Perception
Aneta Kielar, PhD, is the director of the Language and Neuroimaging Research Laboratory. Her research explores neural correlates of language processing. She uses a combination of cognitive measures, structural and functional neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG/ERPs, and MEG) to understand how neural dynamics are impacted by stroke, neurodegenerative disorders and aging. Dr. Kielar is interested in recovery of function, and treatment approaches involving speech-language therapy in combination with noni nvasive brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Areas of Study:
- Effect of stroke on semantic and syntactic aspects of language
- Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and the language system
- Changes in cognitive and language processing associated with aging
- Electrophysiological and structural indicators of cortical function and relationship to language ability
Kielar, A., Deschamps, T., Jokel, R., and Meltzer, J. A. (2016).Functional reorganization of language networks for semantics and syntax in chronic stroke: Evidence from MEG. Human Brain Mapping, 37(8), 2869-2893. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23212.
Jokel, R., Kielar, A., Anderson, N.D., Black, S.E., Rochon, E., Friedman, M., Tang-Wai, D., & Graham, S. (2016). Behavioral and neuroimaging changes after naming therapy for semantic variant PPA. Neuropsychologia, 89, 191-216. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.06.009
Kielar, A., Jokel, R., Chu, R. K.O., Deschamps, T., Panamsky, L., Chen, J. J., Khatamian, Y. B., Meltzer, J. A. (2016). Identifying Dysfunctional Cortex: Dissociable Effects of Stroke and Aging on Resting State Dynamics in MEG and fMRI. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 1-22. doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00040
Kielar, A., Panamsky, L., & Meltzer, J. A. (2015). Localization of electrophysiological responses to semantic and syntactic anomalies in language comprehension with MEG. NeuroImage, 105, 507-524.
Kielar, A., Meltzer, J. A., Moreno, Alain, C., & Bialystok, E. (2014). Oscillatory responses to semantic and syntactic violations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 2840-2862.
Kielar, A., Meltzer-Assher, A., & Thompson, C. K. (2012). Electrophysiological responses to argument structure violations in healthy adults and individuals with agrammatic aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3320-3337.
Kielar, A., & Joanisse, M. F. (2011). The role of semantic and phonological factors in word recognition: An ERP cross-modal priming study of derivational morphology. Neuropsychologia, 49(2), 161-177.
Kielar, A., Fix, S. C., Bonakdarpour, B., & Thompson, C.K. (2010). Neural correlates of covert and overt production of tense and agreement morphology: Evidence from fMRI. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24(2), 183-201.
Kielar, A., & Joanisse, M. F. (2010). Graded effects of regularity in language revealed by N400 indices of morphological priming. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(7), 1373-1398.
Kielar, A., Joanisse, M. F., & Hare, M. L. (2008). Priming English past tense verbs: Rules or statistics? Journal of Memory and Language, 58(2), 327-346.