Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory for Language and Brain

About Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.: 14.641.31.0004
Project name: Language and Brain: prevention, diagnostics and treatment of language disorders
Name of the institution of higher learning: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Fields of scientific research: Languages and literature

The overall goal of the project is to create a leading Laboratory for Language and Brain, based in Russia, where interdisciplinary clinical linguistics research of an international caliber will be carried out. The project focuses on language and brain pathology, with extensive usage of modern neuroscientific methods. It capitalizes on contemporary knowledge about neurological organization of language and about how brain pathologies affect language faculty, but aims at making further substantial progress in the field by focusing on prevention, diagnostics and therapy of language disorders. Prevention of language disorders consists in a research-driven development of new tools for individual language mapping of the brain in order to avoid postoperative language disorders in adult and pediatric populations and to investigate the limits of functional brain plasticity.

Leading scientist


Name:  Bastiaanse Yvonne Roelientje Maria


Academic degree and title: PhD
Job Title: Professor in Neurolinguistics, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Netherlands

Field of scientific interests:
aphasiology, with special interest in:
- cross-linguistic studies
- time reference in aphasia
- verbs in aphasia
- syntactic disorders
- phonological disorders
- spontaneous speech
clinical linguistics (esp. assessment and treatment)

Scientific recognition:
2015 - Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion

Scientific work of the leading scientist, his/her main scientific achievements:
Roelien Bastiaanse is an expert in neurolinguistics, and in aphasiology in particular. She is a
world-famous pioneer and leading researcher in her field, who has given a significant, internationally acknowledged boost to innovations in research, education, the training
of young researchers and patient care. Roelien Bastiaanse developed innovative teaching programmes and unique aphasia diagnostic tools.

Olga Dragoy, Laurie A. Stowe, Laura S. Bos, Roelien Bastiaanse From time to time: Processing
time reference violations in Dutch 2012 Journal of Memory and Language

Tom O. Abuom, Roelien Bastiaanse Characteristics of Swahili- English bilingual agrammatic
spontaneous speech and the consequences for understanding agrammatic aphasia 2012 Journal of Neurolinguistics

Laura S. Bos, Olga Dragoy, Laurie A. Stowe, Roelien Bastiaanse Time reference teased apart
from tense: Thinking beyond the present 2013 Journal of Neurolinguistics

Olga Dragoy, Roelien Bastiaanse Aspects of time: Time reference and aspect production in Russian aphasic speakers 2013 Journal of Neurolinguistics

Swathi Kiran, Ana Ansaldo, Roelien Bastiaanse, Leora R. Cherney, David Howard, Yasmeen
Faroqi-Shah, Marcus Meinzer, Cynthia K. Thompson Neuroimaging in aphasia treatment research: Standards for establishing the effects of treatment 2013 NeuroImage

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