Language Science Ph.D. student presents work at the annual meeting for the Society for the Neurobiology of Language
- October 22, 2021
- Jeremy Yeaton presented work aimed at understanding error correction in adults with aphasia
Second-year language science PhD student Jeremy Yeaton recently presented an ongoing project entitled "Error detection and correction among adults with aphasia in a naming task." This work was carried out under the guidance of UCI Language Science and Cognitive Science faculty member Gregory Hickok and project scientist Grant Walker, and in coordination with the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery directed by Julius Fridriksson at the University of South Carolina. The work probes deeper into understanding what variables predict whether a person with aphasia might attempt to correct an error after naming something incorrectly, and if such an attempt might be correct. As this project continues, the next step is to examine the relationship between localized brain damage and these abilities.