Neurological predictors of spoken and written language learning

Investigator: Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
Sponsor: Haskins Laboratories, Inc

Location(s): United States


The project employs multiple neuroimaging methods to test predictive models of individual differences in learning consolidation for: 

1) novel spoken and written word learning tasks that vary in demands on component processes relevant to reading, and 
2) language and nonlinguistic tasks that systematically examine contributions from those cortical and  subcortical neural systems associated with procedural and declarative memory as a window on basic learning and consolidation deficits in reading disability (RD).  
The overarching goal is to develop causal models of the ways in which any one or some combination of, these functional and structural factors might act to impede language and reading-related skill acquisition in RD.