Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center

What is the HGARC?

The Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center (HGARC) is a research facility created to advance the understanding, evaluation, and treatment of language disorders produced by injury or dysfunction of the brain in adults. We focus primarily on individuals who have language deficits or related cognitive disorders resulting from a stroke or other neurologic impairment. Our overriding research goals are to further the understanding of brain-language relations and to translate basic research in cognitive neuroscience to clinical applications, developing creative new approaches to aphasia therapy. The Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center has been supporting innovative diagnosis, therapy, and research activities on aphasia and related disorders for over forty years. The center is an integral component of the Department of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and is located at the Jamaica Plain campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System.