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Vernacular Feature Comprehension and Perception in Persons with Aphasia

This study investigates whether persons with aphasia understand and process sentences with vernacular features in a manner similar to more typical populations. Participants will rate sentences on their naturalness and on whether they make sense, and they will also read sentences while we track their eye movements.
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Diagnosis of aphasia
2. Sustained stroke more than 6 months prior to consent
3. Native speakers of English
4. Completed at least a high school education
5. Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing
Exclusion Criteria:
1. History of degenerative neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), acquired neurological disorders other than aphasia from stroke (e.g., traumatic brain injury), developmental neurological disorders (e.g., autism), or psychiatric disorders
2. An active medical condition that could compromise participation (e.g., cancer undergoing acute treatment)
3. Taking medications that are known to exert significant effects on cognitive processes
4. Do not meet the above inclusionary criteria
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Hershey, PA
State College, PA