How does dopamine modulate adult new word learning? (2010–2012)

Abstract:
The aim of this research is to determine how dopaminergic drugs influence new word learning in healthy adults by examining the underlying cognitive and brain mechanisms involved. This knowledge will be vital for developing effective pharmacotherapy interventions for adults with communication disorders after brain injury. In this population, the combination of pharmacotherapy with behavioural language interventions has the potential to significantly improve treatment outcomes.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Vice-Chancellors T&R Fellowship
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Director Education & Clinical
    Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation
    Queensland Brain Institute
Funded by:
Australian Research Council