Lecture Series

The C-STAR lecture series offers biweekly talks by members and guests of the Center. All talks are accessible online, via Zoom (each presentation has its own link, in the tables below). The series include lectures on aphasia, rehabilitation after stroke, neuroimaging and neurostimulation methodology, and the neurobiology of language. For more information, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Dr. Dirk den Ouden, denouden@sc.edu, 803-777-9241.

C-STAR Lecture Series, 2023-2024

Thursdays @ 12pm, USA Eastern Time (5pm UTC)

Please note that some lectures may require a password for access and/or will be held at different times. This will be posted in the tables below. The virtual lecture room is only open during the lectures.

Thursday, August 24, 2023Erin MeierNortheastern UniversityUnderstanding aphasia recovery through Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Thursday, September 7, 2023Andrew De MarcoGeorgetown UniversityFunctional anomaly mapping and perilesional neuroplasticity in post-stroke aphasia
Thursday, September 21, 2023Pélagie (Pagie) Beeson & Kindle RisingUniversity of ArizonaThe Benefit of Strengthening Phonological Skill in Aphasia/Alexia/Agraphia
Thursday, October 19, 2023Charles EllisUniversity of FloridaThe interrelationship between the Social Determinants of Health and Aphasia Outcomes
Thursday, November 2, 2023Karim JohariLouisiana State UniversityBilateral subthalamic nucleus neurons differently encode speech production vs. limb movement
Thursday, November 16, 2023
2PM US Eastern Time!
Cathy Price & Thomas HopeUniversity College LondonCelebrating 10 years of CATs (Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists): 10 years of methodological advances in aphasia researchLink upcoming
Thursday, November 30, 2023Laura GiglioMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen; Radboud University, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Spatial and temporal neural dynamics for sentence production and comprehension
Thursday, January 18, 2024Nicholas RiccardiUniversity of South CarolinaMapping taxonomic and thematic naming errors post-stroke
Thursday, February 1, 2024
4PM US Eastern Time! (9pm UTC)
Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyUniversity of South AustraliaUnravelling the mystery of the Nun Study: the interplay between active inference, neural noise and linguistic complexity
Thursday, February 15, 2024Alex TeghipcoUniversity of South CarolinaEnhancing prediction of language impairment from neuroimaging data
Thursday, February 29, 2024Blaise MorrisonUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillPsychosocial Aspects of LIVING with Aphasia: Promoting Quality of Life Beyond Language
Thursday, March 14, 2024Jeff BinderMedical College of WisconsinRecent Evidence on the Neurobiology of Concept Representation
Thursday, March 21, 2024Vitória PiaiRadboud University, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, NijmegenWhat in the brain does the speaking?
Thursday, April 11, 2024Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Will Hula, and Grant WalkerPortland State University
University of Pittsburgh
University of California, Irvine
Item Response Theory models for outcome measures in aphasia
Thursday, April 25, 2024Michael UllmanGeorgetown UniversityThe neurocognition of developmental language disorder

Past lectures, including abstracts and links to the recordings:

Lecture Series 2022-2023

Friday, September 9, 2022Stephen WilsonVanderbilt UniversityNeural Correlates of Recovery from Aphasia after Stroke
Friday, September 30, 2022William MatchinUniversity of South CarolinaThe Wernicke Conundrum Revisited
Friday, October 14, 2022Brady WilliamsonUniversity of CincinnatiOptimal grading and segmentation of Enlarged Perivascular Spaces (EPVS): Applications in Chronic Stroke
Friday, November 11, 2022Michael SeamanUniversity of South CarolinaHiding Under a Hat: Soft Science and the Nature of Statistical Inference
Friday, December 16, 2022Michael A. LongNew York UniversityNeural mechanisms of interactive communication
Friday, January 13, 2023Katarina HaleyUniversity of North CarolinaWhat to do with the AOS syndrome?
Friday, January 27th, 2023Elena BarbieriNorthwestern UniversityNeuroimaging investigations of recovery from sentence processing deficits in aphasia
Friday, February 10, 2023Lynsey KeatorUniversity of DelawareTranscranial Alternating Current Stimulation as an Adjuvant for Aphasia Therapy
Friday, February 24, 2023Will EvansUniversity of PittsburghSpeed-accuracy tradeoffs in aphasia: modeling approaches and clinical implications
Friday, March 10, 2023Evelina FedorenkoMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe utility of large language models in understanding the human language system
Friday, March 24, 2023Heather DialUniversity of HoustonAssessment of speech perception and language comprehension in aphasia using temporal response function modeling
Friday, April 7, 2023Jacqueline HinckleyNova Southeastern UniversityThe Scientific Basis for Contextualized Treatment
Friday, April 21, 2023Malathi ThothathiriGeorge Washington UniversityCognitive Control and Sentence Processing: For Whom and For What?
Friday, May 5, 2023Julie WambaughThe University of UtahError Awareness in Acquired Apraxia of Speech: A Missing Element of Assessment and Treatment
Friday, May 19, 2023Haley DresangUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonEmploying neuromodulation to predict and enhance language recovery in aphasia

Lecture Series 2021-2022

Thursday, August 26th, 2021Sigfus KristinssonUniversity of South CarolinaTowards Understanding Therapy Response in Chronic Aphasia
Thursday, September 9th, 2021Lisa JohnsonUniversity of South CarolinaNeural Synchrony During Naturalistic Perception is Associated with Comprehension Scores in Listeners with Aphasia
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021Jennifer MackUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstExploring the impact of aphasia self-disclosure on non-aphasic listeners
Thursday, October 21st, 2021Stefano CappaUniversity School for Advanced Studies (IUSS-Pavia)Primary progressive aphasia: a different window into brain and language
Thursday, November 4th, 2021Maya Menahemi-FalkovLa Trobe UniversityIntensive Aphasia Interventions: Do they work? If yes, for how long? New insights from Individual Response Analysis
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021Adeen FlinkerNew York UniversityIntracranial electrophysiology of speech perception and production
Thursday, December 16th, 2021Greg HickokUniversity of California IrvineBeyond Broca: Architecture and Evolution of a Dual Speech Control Model
Thursday, January 13th, 2022Natalie BusbyUniversity of South CarolinaExploring the role of brain health in stroke aphasia
Thursday, January 27th, 2022Wolfram ZieglerLudwig Maximilians-Universität MünchenAdaptation to others' speech: Evidence from patients with neurological conditions
Thursday, February 10th, 2022Sofia Vallila RohterHarvard UniversityExploring the role of learning in rehabilitation and communication
Thursday, February 24th, 2022Lisa EdmondsColumbia UniversityTranslating research for implementation: Exploring the theoretical and clinical principles behind Verb Network Strengthening Treatment’s (VNeST) protocol to promote individualization of treatment
Thursday, March 24th, 2022Rebecca JacksonUniversity of CambridgeReverse-Engineering the Cortical Architecture for Controlled Semantic Cognition
Thursday, April 7th, 2022Chaleece SandbergThe Pennsylvania State UniversityToward equitable language therapy in aphasia
Thursday, April 21st, 2022Sladjana LukicAdelphi UniversityThe Neurobiology of the Lexical System: What kind of data is actually missing?
Thursday, May 5th, 2022Roy HamiltonUniversity of PennsylvaniaStimulating Conversations: Employing Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Technologies to Characterize and Enhance Language Processing in Persons with Aphasia

Lecture Series 2020-2021

Thursday, August 27th, 2020Alexandra Basilakos & Sigfus KristinssonUniversity of South CarolinaPredictors of Response to Semantic and Phonological Treatment for Aphasia
Thursday, September, 24th, 2020Evelina FedorenkoMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe neural mechanisms of language processing and their relationship to executive function mechanisms
Thursday, October 8th, 2020Joseph DuffyMayo ClinicPrimary progressive apraxia of speech: What is it and what is it teaching us?
Thursday, October 29th, 2020, @ 7pm ET (USA)Lucy BryantUniversity of Technology SydneyImplementing Spoken Discourse Analysis in Clinical Aphasia Practice: A Virtual Future
Thursday, November 19th, 2020Haris ThemistokleousJohns Hopkins UniversityAutomatic analysis of speech communication: How Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning can contribute to clinical research
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020Roelien BastiaanseUniversity of GroningenPresurgical language mapping: what are we testing?
Thursday, December 17th, 2020Gesa HartwigsenMax Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, LeipzigPlasticity and short-term reorganization in the language network
Thursday, January 14th, 2021David EaglemanStanford UniversityBrain plasticity and what we can do with it
Thursday, January 28th, 2021Elisabeth MarshJohns Hopkins UniversityUsing Magnetoencephalography (MEG) to Understand Post-Stroke Cognitive Processing Deficits: Implications for Prognosis and Treatment
Thursday, February 25th, 2021Jean Neils-StrunjasUniversity of South CarolinaAging Gracefully with Exercise and Social Engagement
Thursday, March 11th, 2021C-STAR event FOR speakers with AphasiaDebra Meyerson and her husband, Steve
Zuckerman will be speaking about their book,
Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke.
Virtual Aphasia Community Event
Thursday, March 25th, 2021Michal Ben-ShacharBar-Ilan UniversityMultiple white matter pathways for language processing in the human brain
Thursday, April 8th, 2021Davida Fromm & Brian MacWhinneyCarnegie Mellon UniversityData-Sharing to Understand Aphasia
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021Gyorgy BuzsakiNew York UniversityWays to think about the brain
Thursday, May 6th, 2021Yasmeen Faroqi-ShahUniversity of MarylandGrammatical Encoding in Aphasia: What do we know and how do we move forward?

Lecture Series 2019-2020

Thursday, September 12, 2019Greg HickokUniversity of California, IrvineNeuro-Architectural Homologies for Language in the Human and Non-Human Primate Brain
Thursday, September 26, 2019Malcolm McNeilUniversity of PittsburghThe task impurity problem in Aphasia testing: Search for the cognitive deficits subtending language performance in Aphasia
TUESDAY, October 15, 2pm ET, 2019Thomas HopeUniversity College LondonLesion-symptom models: Where we are and what’s next
Thursday, November 7, 2019Janina WilmskoetterMedical University of South CarolinaResidual white matter integrity predicts post-stroke aphasia severity and recovery: the importance of long-range fibers and indirect pathways
Thursday, November 21, 2019Gerasimos FergadiotisPortland State UniversityAssessment of anomia: Improving efficiency and utility
Thursday, December 5, 2019Grant WalkerUniversity of California, IrvineSqueezing Information from Picture Naming Errors: A Cognitive Psychometric Approach
WEDNESDAY, December 18, 2019Linda WorrallThe University of QueenslandCuring Aphasia: Part 1. The Social Cure
Thursday, February 13, 2020Argye HillisJohns Hopkins UniversityNetworks Critical for Production and Recognition of Emotional Prosody after Right Hemisphere Stroke
Tuesday, February 25, 2020Julius FridrikssonUniversity of South CarolinaSpecial Event, hosted by Aphasia Access: "Curing Aphasia: Part 2, The Neurobiological Cure"
Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 11am ETMaya HenryUniversity of Texas at AustinFinding words: Speech-language intervention in primary progressive aphasia
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020Peter HagoortMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NijmegenBeyond the Language Given: Language Processing from an Embrained Perspective
Thursday, April 9, 2020Simon Fischer-BaumRice UniversityBridging cognitive and neural theories of reading and its recovery with representational similarity analysis
Thursday, April 16, 2020Dorothee SaurUniversity of LeipzigNeural mechanisms of language reorganization
Tuesday, May 12, 2020(1) Greg Hickok & (2) David Poeppel(1) University of California at Irvine
(2) New York University
SPECIAL EVENT: Hosted by Dr William Matchin (UofSC), Drs Gregory Hickok and David Poeppel have a retrospective discussion on the dual stream model (Hickok & Poeppel, 2000; 2004; 2007). They discuss their pathways in science and thoughts on a host of topics, including assessments of the field, the role of linguistics in neuroscience, and more.
Thursday, May 14, 2020Jamie ReillyTemple UniversityCursing in Aphasia and other Neurological Disorders: Synthesis and New Directions
Thursday, May 21, 2020Maria IvanovaUniversity of California BerkeleyAdvancing our understanding of lesion symptom mapping tools: An empirical comparison of univariate versus multivariate methods
Thursday, June 11, 2020Borna BonakdarpourNorthwestern UniversityPerturbations of the Language Network in Primary Progressive Aphasia
Thursday, June 18, 2020Aimee DietzUniversity of CincinnatiThe Role of AAC in the Post-Stroke Language Recovery Process

Lecture Series 2018-2019

Thursday, August 30, 2018William MatchinUniversity of South CarolinaThe cortical organization of syntax
Thursday, September 27, 2018Paul CorballisThe University of AucklandColor Envisioned: Concepts of Colour in the Blind, Colorblind, and Sighted
Thursday, October 18, 2018Rutvik DesaiUniversity of South CarolinaSemantic Impairments in Stroke
Thursday, October 25, 2018John KrakauerJohns Hopkins UniversityMotor recovery after stroke: conceptual puzzle, pragmatic challenge
Thursday, November 8, 2018Julius FridrikssonUniversity of South CarolinaBiographical, behavioral, and neurological predictors of aphasia treatment outcome
Thursday, November 29, 2018Melissa DuffVanderbilt UniversityThe role of hippocampus in language use and processing
Thursday, December 13, 2018William HulaVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System; University of PittsburghLanguage Connectivity Pathways and Neuroplasticity in Aphasia
Thursday, January 17, 2019Brenda RappJohns Hopkins UniversityInvestigating the role of functional modularity in language recovery
Thursday, January 24, 2019Argye HillisJohns Hopkins UniversityVernberg Lecture 2019 (Arnold School of Public Health, USC): Mechanisms of Stroke Recovery: Evidence from Functional and Dysfunctional Imaging
Thursday, January 31, 2019Corianne RogalskyArizona State UniversityThe role(s) of selective attention in speech comprehension & aphasia rehabilitation
Thursday, February 14, 2019Brielle StarkIndiana University BloomingtonFrom a single word to many words: analyzing connected speech in aphasia
Thursday, February 28, 2019Nicole PuliaUniversity of WisconsinCan Implicit Gender Bias Influence Female Faculty Advancement in Communication Sciences and Disorders?
Thursday, April 11, 2019Lorelei PhillipUniversity of South CarolinaBehavioral and neurophysiological correlates of sensorimotor impairment in aphasia
Thursday, May 2, 2019Gayle DeDeTemple UniversityConversation treatment for people with aphasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Lecture Series 2017-2018

Thursday, August 31, 2017Julius FridrikssonUniversity of South CarolinaThe Anatomy of Aphasia Revisited
Thursday, September 14, 2017Roozbeh BehroozmandUniversity of South CarolinaBehavioral and Neural Bases of Speech Sensorimotor Impairment in Aphasia
Thursday, September 28, 2017Emilie McKinnonMedical University of South CarolinaAdvanced diffusion MRI methods for studying white matter integrity in aphasia
Thursday, October 12, 2017Kyrana TsapkiniJohns Hopkins UniversityLessons from studying behavioral and neural effects of transcranial direct current stimulation in primary progressive aphasia
Thursday, October 26, 2017Ezequiel GleichgerrchtMedical University of South CarolinaNeural basis of sentence structure complexity during speech production: Lessons from natural language processing and lesion mapping
Thursday, November 16, 2017Sylvie Moritz-GasserUniversité MontpellierAphasia rehabilitation: what we learn from neurolinguistics
Thursday, November 30, 2017Stephen WilsonVanderbilt UniversityLanguage mapping in aphasia
Thursday, December 14, 2017Greg HickokUniversity of California, IrvineThe Ventral Speech Stream Revisited
Thursday, January 11, 2018Argye HillisJohns Hopkins UniversityImaging and Medical Predictors of Naming Outcome after Left Hemisphere Stroke
Thursday, January 25, 2018C-STAR workshop on Lesion-Symptom Mapping10am - 4pm EDTWorkshop Program
Thursday, February 8, 2018Mike DickeyUniversity of PittsburghPredictors and mechanisms of naming treatment response in aphasia
Thursday, February 22, 2018Bonnie NozariJohns Hopkins UniversityInvestigating the origin of nonfluency in aphasia
Thursday, March 8, 2018Alexandra BasilakosUniversity of South CarolinaBehavioral and Neuroanatomical Predictors of Long-Term Aphasia Outcomes
Thursday, March 22, 2018Susan DuncanLouisiana State UniversityNetwork correlates of aphasia recovery
Thursday, April 5, 2018Swathi KiranBoston UniversityUnderstanding and predicting aphasia recovery and after rehabilitation
Thursday, April 19, 2018Audrey HollandUniversity of ArizonaThe Famous People Protocol (FPP) : A Functional Assessment Tool for Aphasia
Thursday, May 3, 2018Julius FridrikssonUniversity of South CarolinaEffects of tDCS on Aphasia Treatment Outcomes: A Clinical Trial

Lecture Series 2016-2017

Thursday, September 8, 2016Julius FridrikssonUniversity of South CarolinaCenter for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR): A P50 Funded Research Program
Thursday, September 22, 2016Leo BonilhaMedical University of South CarolinaThe human brain connectome applied to stroke rehabilitation research
Thursday, October 6, 2016Grigori YourganovUniversity of South CarolinaMultivariate analysis of neuroimaging data: applications for stroke research
Thursday, October 20, 2016Brielle StarkUniversity of South CarolinaReliability of behavior performance and functional activation in aphasia
Thursday, November 03, 2016Grant WalkerUniversity of California, IrvineA cognitive psychometric model for assessment of picture naming errors
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Cathy J. PriceWellcome Trust Centre for NeuroimagingUnderstanding functional reorganization to explain recovery of language after stroke
Thursday, December 01, 2016Dorian PustinaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPredicting aphasia scores from multimodal neuroimaging: an integrated framework
Thursday, December 15, 2016Rajani SebastianJohns Hopkins UniversityCerebellar tDCS: A novel approach to augment aphasia treatment
Thursday, January 19, 2017Greg HickokUniversity of California, IrvineThe Dual Stream Model: Clarifications and Recent Progress
Thursday, February 02, 2017Souvik SenUniversity of South CarolinaSpeech Disturbances in Stroke Mimics
Thursday, February 16, 2017Chris Rorden & Grigori YourganovUniversity of South CarolinaResting state connectivity as a predictor of aphasia
Thursday, March 02, 2017Argye HillisJohns Hopkins UniversityWas Wernicke Right?
Thursday, March 16, 2017Alexandra BasilakosUniversity of South CarolinaAcoustic and Neuroanatomical Predictors of Acquired Apraxia of Speech
Thursday, April 6, 2017Tom BroussardStroke Survivor and NeuroeducatorAphasia Rehabilitation & Recovery from Novel Therapy; Click here for slides!
Thursday, April 13, 2017Bonnie BreiningJohns Hopkins UniversityDeficits in Action and Object Naming: Evidence from Acute Stroke and Primary Progressive Aphasia
Thursday, April 27, 2017Adam BuchwaldNew York UniversityMotor speech production (but not phonological production) improves following motor training
Thursday, May 11, 2017Dirk den OudenUniversity of South CarolinaNeural Predictors of Agrammatic Performance in Aphasia