July 3, 2017
Dr. Behroozmand has been awarded an NIH (NIDCD) K01 grant to study the "sensorimotor processing of auditory feedback in aphasia". The goal of this research project is to develop a model that uses the biomarkers of auditory feedback processing for probing the integrity of speech sensorimotor mechanism and its deficits in patients with post-stroke aphasia. This model will utilize neuroimaging (MRI) data to identify the patterns of brain damage and diminished structural connectivity within the auditory-motor networks in the left hemisphere that predict impaired sensorimotor processing of speech. The outcome of this translational line of research will advance our understanding of speech mechanisms and will improve diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders in patients with post-stroke aphasia.