American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)
TitleCognitive Neuroplasticity
InvestigatorJordan Grafman, Ph.D.
Other Investigators
Brief AbstractThe goal of this project has been to identify the forms of neuroplasticity in the human brain from the perspective of cognitive neuropsychology. In an effort to understand some of the neuroplastic properties of local circumscribed brain sectors, we have been examining how brain sector topography changes in response to normal skill learning. We have also attempted to understand how local circumscribed brain sectors may have their maps altered by brain damage in children and adults via homologous region adaptation of function. Finally, we are attempting to ascertain how induced restrictions in processing stimuli via a particular sensory modality leads to cross-modal plasticity.
Inclusion/Exclusion CriteriaFirst focal lesion due to stroke in frontal or left parietal lobes; ages 6-70; post-lesion focal naming deficits
Opportunities for CollaborationCase studies; remediation intervention

American Neuropsychiatric Association
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