The goal of my research is to characterize the neural systems that support language ability in typical development and communication disorders. I use behavioral, neuroimaging, and machine-learning techniques to understand the neural bases of differences in how people learn, perceive, and produce oral language. My recent and current research examines the following topics:

Neural markers of adult language-learning aptitude

Phonemic representations for speech error detection and correction in aphasia

Elucidating the origin of the phonemic deficit in dyslexia.

Prediction, expectation, and representation in dyslexia.