Cynthia K Thompson

  • 6226 Citations
1983 …2020

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Professor Thompson's research focuses on normal and disordered language and how language recovers in persons with brain damage. This work makes use of mutually supportive language representation (linguistic) and processing accounts of normal language to predict breakdown and recovery patterns. These patterns provide blueprints for clinical protocols and, in turn, address the utility of this translational approach for studying language disorders. The processing mechanisms that support recovery also are studied by tracking eye movements in sentence processing and production, and the neural correlates of recovery are examined using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Education/Academic qualification

Speech and Language Pathology/Linguistics, PhD, University of Kansas

Psychology, MS, University of Oregon

Speech and Language Pathology, MS, University of Oregon

Psychology, BA, University of Oregon

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Research Output

Anatomical evidence of an indirect pathway for word repetition

Forkel, S. J., Rogalski, E., Drossinos Sancho, N., D'Anna, L., Luque Laguna, P., Sridhar, J., Dell'Acqua, F., Weintraub, S., Thompson, C., Mesulam, M. M. & Catani, M., Feb 11 2020, In : Neurology. 94, 6, p. e594-e606

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Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Automation of the Northwestern Narrative Language Analysis System

    Fromm, D., MacWhinney, B. & Thompson, C. K., Jun 22 2020, In : Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 63, 6, p. 1835-1844 10 p.

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  • Reliability of BOLD signals in chronic stroke-induced aphasia

    Higgins, J., Barbieri, E., Wang, X., Mack, J., Caplan, D., Kiran, S., Rapp, B., Thompson, C., Zinbarg, R. & Parrish, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Neuroscience.

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  • Neural connectivity in syntactic movement processing

    Europa, E., Gitelman, D. R., Kiran, S. & Thompson, C. K., Feb 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 13, 27.

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    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Neural networks for sentence comprehension and production: An ALE-based meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies

    Walenski, M., Europa, E., Caplan, D. & Thompson, C. K., Jun 1 2019, In : Human Brain Mapping. 40, 8, p. 2275-2304 30 p.

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  • 8 Scopus citations