Cynthia K. Thompson, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Language Recovery
Ralph and Jean Sundin Professor of Communication Sciences, Northwestern University

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Project Manager, Northwestern University

Elena Barbieri, Ph.D. (University of Milano-Bicocca, 2012)
Research Associate
Joined lab in 2012. Involved in studies investigating the neural correlates of verb processing in healthy speakers and aphasic patients, as well as in examining the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on the language abilities of patients suffering from primary progressive aphasia (PPA).

Kathy Xie, B.S. (Northwestern University, 2017)
Research Technician, Aphasia Support Group Co-Leader
Joined the lab in 2017. Involved in clinical treatment & testing of patients, narrative and discourse analysis, data management and analysis, and lab outreach. Assists in data collection using behavioral and neuroimaging measures.

Amanda Salman, B.S. (Loyola University Chicago, 2017)
Research Technician, Aphasia Support Group Co-Leader
Joined the lab in 2018.