Neurological disorders, such as stroke and dementia, usually develop later in life and can lead to permanent brain damage. Although treatments are available-such as drugs, brain stimulation and cognitive training-it is still unclear how well these work.
As Canada Research Chair in Interventional Cognitive Neuroscience, Dr. Jed Meltzer is developing effective interventions to improve language and motor functions in individuals living with neurological disorders. In particular, he and his research team are investigating the neurophysiological underpinnings of language processing in healthy volunteers, the disturbances that are associated with impairment in brain health, and the physiological bases of interventions like non-invasive brain stimulation. Understanding these issues is critical to designing effective interventions.