This work focuses on neural entrainment to higher-level grammatical structure (Ding et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2016).  Here we asked how this brain response emerges as learners acquire representations of such structure in a miniature language.

(Getz, Ding, Newport, & Poeppel, 2018, Cognition)

Before grad school, I studied aphasia and alexia at the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation. One project focused on phonological alexia, difficulty reading words with low semantic content (e.g., function words and nonwords: these patients can read hat but not that). In another project, we studied people with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a neurodegenerative disease.

(Getz, Snider, Brennan & Friedman, 2016, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; Meyer, Getz, Snider, Sullivan, Long, Turner, & Friedman, 2016, Aphasiology)
P.S. That’s not a patient’s brain — that’s mine!

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