Aneta Kielar, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona and the director of the Language and Neuroimaging Research Laboratory.
My research is in the area of cognitive neuroscience of language and neurogenic communication disorders. My work examines cognitive and neural factors that affect language functions, and how they change across life-span and are influenced by stroke and neurodegenerative disorders.
To answer these questions, I integrate cognitive measures with multimodal neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG/ERPs, and MEG). I am also interested in recovery of function, and treatment approaches involving speech-language therapy in combination with noninvasive brain stimulation techniques.
Most recently, my laboratory is conducting studies that examine effect of repetitive Transcranial Stimulation (rTMS) on brain function. In these studies, the brain stimulation is combined with language therapy with a goal to enhance recovery after stroke and in dementia by modulating brain plasticity.