Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


Crinion Lab People

Group Leader

Jenny Crinion


Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow. As a neuroscientist and speech and language therapist my current research aims to understand why only some patients recover from anomia (word finding problems) following aphasic stroke, and for those who don’t, how the treatment of anomia might be more effective. The neuroimaging techniques we use include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Group Members

Davide Nardo


I am a postdoctoral research associate with a background in cognitive and clinical neuroscience. My current research focuses on the effects of neurostimulation (tDCS) and phonemic-cueing-based anomia training on spoken language recovery in chronic aphasic patients, investigated with both behavioural and functional neuroimaging techniques.

Sharifa Al-Ragam


App-delivered therapy for Arabic readers with Hemianopic Alexia. Rehabilitation of left-sided Hemianopic Alexia patients following stroke in Arabic-speaking readers. Eye-movement tracking of Hemianopic Alexia patients following stroke in Arabic-speaking readers. Primary supervisor: Dr. Jenny Crinion. Secondary supervisor: Dr Alex Leff

Katerina Pappa


I am a research assistant with a background in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. My research focuses on the neurorehabilitation of aphasic patients with speech production difficulties. My current project involves implementing neurostimulation techniques (tDCS) combined with functional neuroimaging techniques and behavioural training.

David Sabate Barbera


MRC Industrial CASE PhD student interested in developing software to help people with aphasia recover their speech. I am involved in the iTALKbetter project for which I am preparing the speech recognition module and its integration into a mobile platform. My background is in Mathematics, Economics and Computer Games programming.



Alex Leff

John Duncan


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