Impairment and rehabilitation in Bilingual Aphasia: A SOM-based model

Uli Grasemann, Chaleece Sandberg, Swathi Kiran, Risto Miikkulainen

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Bilingual aphasia is of increasing interest because a large and growing proportion of the world's population is bilingual. Current clinical research on this topic cannot provide specific recommendations on which language treatment should focus in a bilingual aphasic individual and to what extent cross-language transfer occurs during or after rehabilitation. This paper describes a SOM-based model of the bilingual lexicon, and reports on simulations of impairment and rehabilitation in bilingual aphasia. The goal is to create computational methods that can complement clinical research in developing a better understanding of mechanisms underlying recovery, and that could be used in the future to predict the most beneficial treatment for individual patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Self-Organizing Maps - 8th International Workshop, WSOM 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2011
Event8th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps, WSOM 2011 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: Jun 13 2011Jun 15 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6731 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps, WSOM 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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