Warren J. Rice Colloquium Series – Fall 2019
“Verbal & Nonverbal Knowledge: A Tale of Two Hemispheres”
Robert Hurley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cleveland State University
Dr. Hurley is a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in lexical and conceptual processing. His primary appointment is in the Dept. of Psychology at CSU, with a secondary appointment in the Dept. of Neurology at Northwestern University. His research program focuses on how knowledge is stored and accessed in the human brain, including how we comprehend words and recognize objects. Much of this work focuses on disorders of language (aphasia) and object recognition (agnosia), which result from degenerative diseases such as frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease.