B4 7ET UK
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing (CRVH)
I am interested in understanding cognition across ages (children, adults and older adults) and in pathological conditions such as those involving a stroke (e.g., aphasia) or a metabolic disorder (e.g., Phenylketonuria). I am particularly interested in memory and language. I value an approach focused on the individual and on an assessment of patterns of spare and impaired functions. In aphasia I have successfully applied analyses of the errors made by patients to pin-point the level of linguistic impairments. I strongly value a theoretical, interdisciplinary approach between neuropsychology, linguistics, cognitive science and the neurosciences.
Lexical learning and developmental dyslexia Simplification errors in aphasia Syllable structure and its function Training phonological awareness in children with cochlear implants Efficacy of Group Language Games as Therapy for Post-Stroke Aphasia Cognitive impairments in inherited metabolic diseases: Tracking outcomes across the lifespan
Bormann, T., Romani, C., Olson, A. & Wallesch, C.W. (2014). Morphological-compound dysgraphia in an aphasic patient: "a wild write through the lexicon". Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31, 75-105.
Olson, A.C., & Romani, C. (2011). Model evaluation and case series data. CognitiveNeuroPsychology, 28, 486-499.
Olson, A., Romani, C. & Caramazza A. (2010). The analysis and interpretation of serial position data. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27, 134-151.
Associate Editor of Cognitive Neuropsychology