To inspire a future where neurorehabilitation treatment is individualized for post-stroke impairments based on an individual’s unique features.
First, we use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), noninvasive brain stimulation, neuronavigation, electromyography and behavior to study the brain in both typical and atypical reading and language populations. We then use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral intervention to see how we can create change in the brain’s reading and language systems. These results help us better understand aphasia, dyslexia and recovery of language and reading after stroke.
If you’re interested in participating in a research study, fill out the form below or email Dr. Harrington.
PH.D. IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
Dr. Harrington is currently accepting applications for Ph.D. students with a deadline to apply by December 1. Ph.D. students in Dr. Harrington’s lab can expect compassionate, patient-oriented research from a neuroscientific lens with an emphasis on training in grantsmanship, neurobiology (magnetic resonance imaging), neurorehabilitation, language and literacy. To apply for the degree program, visit the Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D. program page.
Paid research positions are available for undergraduate and master’s students year-round. Through working in our lab, students will gain valuable, hands-on experience with the research process to supplement their class content if you’re interested in applying, working or volunteering in the MINT Lab contact Dr. Harrington.
The goal of this study is to better understand how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) affects reading and language in typical readers. The four-visit study involves reading and language testing, an MRI scan and three sessions of TMS with additional reading testing. This study includes adults without reading disabilities.
The RIA project looks at how people read after a stroke. The two-visit study involves reading and language testing and an MRI scan. The study includes adults with and without reading disabilities.
Dr. Rachael Harrington
Rachael Harrington, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is the director of the MINT Lab. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her work focuses on the neurobiology of language and literacy and the rehabilitation of aphasia and alexia.