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The Center for Research in Language invites you to a workshop on Wernicke's Aphasia with a case presentation by Nina Dronkers, Director, Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders, VA Northern California Health Care System, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Linguistics, University of California Davis , and Research Scientist, Center for Research in Language, University of California San Diego.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005
3:00 - 5:00 pm
CogSci room 003

Title: Wernicke's Aphasia: What It Is and What It's Not

Summary: This presentation is the second in a series of talks on aphasia, a disorder of language due to injury to the brain. This presentation will concern Wernicke's aphasia, the type of aphasia that affects the lexical-semantic system without affecting motor speech production. An individual with Wernicke's aphasia has kindly agreed to be interviewed in front of the audience, and will teach us, first-hand, about the effects of brain injury on the language system. This interview will be followed by a lecture on Wernicke's aphasia as well as its relationship to Wernicke's area of the brain. In addition, Wernicke's aphasia will be discussed in relation to semantic dementia, a neurodegenerative disorder that is often confused with Wernicke's aphasia.

No prior knowledge about aphasia is required. All are welcome, from novices to aphasiologists.

Refreshments will be provided.


Congratulations to Dr. Marta Kutas on being awarded the 2015 Distinguished Career Contributions Award. Dr. Kutas will give her award lecture on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in San Francisco.

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