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Mission Statement

The primary research focus in the Cognitive-Communication Laboratory is to understand the effects of cognitive impairments on communication ability in adults. Specifically, the aim is to contribute to existing knowledge of language and cognition, focusing on executive and memory processes and the comprehension and production of discourse. Research from the Cognitive-Communication Laboratory merges the fields of linguistics, neuropsychology, cultural anthropology, and communication sciences and disorders to explore cognitive-communicative behavior in clinical and nonclinical populations of adults. Examining cultural influences on the access and utilization of community and therapeutic services in normal and disordered populations is also a vital aim of the laboratory.