Christopher M. Grindrod, PhD

Dr. Christopher Grindrod directs the Neurolinguistics and Aphasia Research Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine. His primary area of expertise is in studying acquired language disorders to better understand how language is processed by the brain. Among the patient populations he has worked with are individuals with aphasia, patients with right hemisphere brain damage, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease. He also has a strong interest in examining age-related differences in language comprehension. In this research, he uses on-line reaction time methods to investigate whether there are temporal changes in the way linguistic information is processed as we age. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop interventions to potentially ward off early cognitive decline or dementia.