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The group is directed by Prof. Risto Miikkulainen and is located at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.


DISLEX Model tested in a Clinical Trial

A new NIH grant, Predicting Rehabilitation Outcomes In Bilingual Aphasia Using Computational Modeling started in July 2016 with familiar personnel: Uli Grasemann returned to UT to lead the computational modeling work, and Swathi Kiran at Boston University leads the clinical work. Building on our prior grant, the goal is to use self-organizing maps with associative connections, i.e. the DISLEX model, to understand damage and recovery of the lexical system in bilinguals. However in this new grant (starting this summer), the model is put into an actual clinical trial, predicting optimal treatment for actual patients. To our knowledge, this is the first time a computational cognitive model has served in this role! See our earlier paper for a background on this project.

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