Nina Dronkers
Adjunct Professors
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Dr. Dronkers’ research and clinical interests have always focused on understanding the speech, language, and cognitive disorders that occur after injury to the brain. She and her colleagues have worked extensively with individuals who have aphasia to understand the relationship between areas of the brain affected by injury and the speech and language disorders that ensue. Using novel techniques, Dr. Dronkers and her colleagues have isolated numerous brain regions that play critical roles in the processing of speech and language, as well as how these relate to other cognitive skills. Her latest work involves analyzing the structural connections that contribute to language and cognitive processing through advanced work with diffusion neuroimaging.
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    Ivanova, M.V., Dragoy, O.V., Kuptsova, S.V., Akinina, Yu.S., Petryshevskii, А.G, Fedinа, О.N., Turken, A., Shklovsky, V.M., & Dronkers, N.F. (2018).  Data from two different working memory tasks reveal distinct neural basis of verbal working memory: A VLSM study. Neuropsychologia, 115, 25-41.

    Dronkers, N.F., Ivanova, M.V., & Baldo, J.V. (2017). What do language disorders reveal about the brain? From classic models to network approaches.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23, 741-754.

    Ivanova, M. V., Kuptsova, S. V., & Dronkers, N. F. (2017). A comparison of two working memory tasks in aphasia. Aphasiology, 31, 265-281.

    Ivanova, M. V., Isaev, D. Yu, Dragoy, O. V., Akinina, Yu. S., Petrushevsky, A. G., Fedina, O. N., Shklovsky, V.M., & Dronkers, D. F. (2016). Diffusion-tensor imaging of major white matter tracts and their role in language processing in aphasia.  Cortex, 85, 165-181. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.04.019

    Ivanova, M.V., & Hallowell, B. (2013). A tutorial on aphasia test development in any language: Key substantive and psychometric considerations. Aphasiology, 27, 891-920. DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2013.805728

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