How listening to a story can help us diagnose aphasia


About the research 

One in three stroke patients suffers from aphasia, a language disorder, and suddenly face problems communicating. The good thing is that with the right therapy their communication can be improved. In her PhD, Jill Kries (KU Leuven) is developing an automatic, fast, and precise method for diagnosis drawing on audio stories, EEG, and an algorithm.

Jill Kries
KU Leuven

Fascinated by the human mind and communication, Jill Kries decided to study psychology. Her imperturbable curiosity for the brain and its functions led her to specialize in neuropsychology and research about how language is processed in the brain. During her PhD at KU Leuven, Jill aims to develop a brain-informed diagnosis for language problems after a stroke, which can ultimately help the affected people to improve their communication skills.

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