Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience




Read about stroke survivor, Tom's experience of intensive therapy in our Aphasia Programme. He told the Evening Standard, "It was brilliant. I threw myself into it, to the point that I was exhausted at the end of each day. The three weeks were intense but incredibly helpful".

Watch Prof. Jenny Crinion talk to BBC News with stroke survivor, Alisha Malhotra, about our high-dose Aphasia Programme at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.


Prof. Alex Leff talks to BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health programme about aphasia.


The Evening Standard reported the results of the iReadMore trial. Many thanks to one of our participants, Sarah Scott, who was interviewed for the piece. She reported that she would ”definitely” recommend the app to other people with reading difficulties following a stroke.


Prof. Alex Leff provides an insight into why an individual with Vascular Dementia, who had withdrawn from daily activities, was able to follow and discuss stories read by her daughter.


Prof. Alex Leff contributed to the BBC film, Speechless. The film tells the stories of two men who can no longer take language for granted. Much of the film is made on the Neuro Rehab Unit of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London’s Queen Square. Speechless raises questions that straddle philosophy and science. Can we understand the world if we don’t have language to name and describe it? Can we think without language? How much is our identity wrapped up in language? These questions are at the heart of conversations that Alwyn has with clinicians and therapists working to get Barry and Junior back into the world.

Prof. Jenny Crinion and one of her patients, Lottje talks about treating patients with aphasia. The talk 'Words as Words' was presented at Words Words Words Season hosted by Selfiridges, London 2012.