Neurolinguistics
We are currently looking for people to participate in our studies! Call 503-725-3595 or Email neurolab@pdx.edu

Welcome to The Neurolinguistics Laboratory at Portland State University!

Individuals who sustain brain injuries can have a wide variety of complex, cognitive and linguistic changes related to their injury. The Neurolinguistics Lab examines the relationships between cognitive and linguistic processing following brain injury using behavioral and electrophysiological (ERP/EEG) methodologies. 

Exploring these relationships in individuals with a history of brain injury such as stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) provides a way to test theories about how neural systems support language and cognition. These studies also seek to be useful to assessment and rehabilitation by improving the knowledge base of clinically relevant linguistic and cognitive behaviors. 

 


Current Projects

Sentence Comprehension and Cognition Study 

We are recruiting adults aged 18 and older for a study of the effects of mood and cognition on sentence comprehension. We are looking for adults without a history of neurological illness or injury (such as stroke or MS) to be control participants. We are also looking for adults with a history of concussion or closed head injury, also known as traumatic brain injury to participate. To find out more, Call 503-725-3595 or email neurolab@pdx.edu

Artificial Grammar Learning (AGL) Study 

The Neurolinguistics Lab at Portland State University is conducting research targeting three populations: individuals with aphasia 55+ and two control groups (adults 55+ and younger adults 18-35). We will be conducting a few standardized and non-standardized assessments to gain information on overall language and cognition and would like to compare the different groups. The study will begin with you contacting the Key-DeLyria Neurolinguistics Lab and speak to either the PI or one of the lab assistants. A 15-20 minute recruitment interview will be scheduled to establish whether or not you meet the criteria to participate. If eligible for the study, two meetings (2 hours each) will be scheduled to complete assessments and research tasks. To find out more, Call 503-725-3595 or email neurolab@pdx.edu

Sentence Processing in Noise (SPIN) Study 

We are recruiting adults aged 18 and older for a study looking at sentence comprehension in noise to see how well bilinguals perform compared to monolinguals, along with traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors. We are looking for Spanish monolinguals, English-Spanish bilinguals, or English monolingual-speaking adults without a history of neurological illness or injury to be control participants. We are also looking for adults with a history of traumatic brain injury to participate, including Spanish monolinguals, English-Spanish bilinguals, and English monolinguals. To find out more, Call 503-725-3595 or email neurolab@pdx.edu


 

Are you interested in joining the lab as a student researcher or collaborator? 

Members of our lab are master's students, post-baccalaureate students, undergraduates, and community members. Some students are completing research or outreach projects of their own. If you are interested in joining the lab or collaborating with the lab, please send an email to Dr. Key-DeLyria.