Plante, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with appointments in the
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, the Cognitive Science
Program, and the Neurogenic Institute at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Plante's lab supports behavioral studies of language and learning,
and neuroimaging studies that examine issues related to normal language
processing or brain correlates of language disorders. She has been
conducting neuroimaging research for over 15 years. Her work is
currently funded by grants from the
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the
National Institute on Aging. Ongoing neuroimaging research involves
morphometric analysis of structural MRI scans, fMRI studies of language
in normal and impaired subjects, and electrophysiologic correlates
of processing in normal and language/learning disabled subjects.
Electrophysiologic studies are conducted in collaboration with the
Van Petten ERP lab (Cyma Van Petten, Ph.D., principle investigator).
In addition to collaborations with faculty and students in many
other departments at the University of Arizona, the Plante lab has
ongoing collaborations with investigators at the University of Wisconson,
University of Washington, and the Imaging Research lab at Cincinnati
Children's Hospital Medical Center.
E., Creusere, M., & Sabin, C. (2002). Dissociating Sentential
Prosody from Sentence Processing: Activation Interacts with Task
NeuroImage, 17, 401-410
J., Holland, A.L., Coull, B., Plante, E., Trouard, T., &
Plante, E. (2002). Aphasia severity: association with cerebral perfusion
diffusion. Aphasiology, 16, 859-872.
S.K., Plante, E., Weber, A.M., Strawsburg, R.H., Schmithorst, V.J.,
Ball, W.S. (2001). Functional MRI of Brain Activation Patterns Associated
with Normal Language
Development. NeuroImage, 14, 837-43.
National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders:
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