Margaret A. Naeser, Ph.D.

MNaeserPhotoDr. Naeser is a Research Professor of Neurology for Boston University School of Medicine and a Research Linguist/Speech Pathologist for the V.A. Boston Healthcare System. She received her B.A. in 1966 from Smith College and went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1970. She did her Post-Doctoral work from 1970-1972 at UCLA and California State University in Long Beach, California. In 1983, she completed a two-year diploma from the New England School of Acupuncture. Dr. Naeser is currently involved in two projects with the HGARC. The first, Neural Networks and Language Recovery in Aphasia from Stroke: fMRI Studies, is a five-year research project. The goal of this project is to utilize functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate brain reorganization for language behavior in chronic stroke patients with aphasia. The second project Dr. Naeser is working on is the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Improve Speech study. The goal of this three-year research project isto investigate whether repetitive transcranial magnetic brain stimulation can be used to improve speech and naming in chronic stroke patients with nonfluent aphasia.

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