Professor David Copland leads the Language Neuroscience Lab. The lab conducts research into the how the brain processes language and disorders and treatments of language processing. 

Language processing is investigated in stroke (aphasia), Parkinson's disease, adults with brain tumours, dementia, and children with developmental language disorders. 

The lab’s research into the brain mechanisms underlying language disorders and their response to treatment allows for more targeted and effective rehabilitation methods. 

The lab has obtained over $12.5 million in competitive research funding through collaboration with colleagues, and their work on aphasia (stroke) is supported by 5 current NHMRC grants. The lab also investigates how healthy language processing and learning can be enhanced, as a potential model for developing new language treatments, and this work is supported by two current ARC grants.


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