Bonnie Breining is a postdoctoral fellow. She received a B.A. in Cognitive Sciences and Psychology from Rice University, an MSc. in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University. Her doctoral work investigated how semantic and segmental similarity between items being trained together affects learning outcomes in individuals with acquired dysgraphia as well as neurotypical adults. Her research focuses on better understanding the cognitive mechanisms underlying written and spoken language and their neural correlates, and on applying this work to improving diagnosis and treatment of aphasia due to stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. Currently, she is involved in investigating the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in conjunction with speech and language therapy for individuals with aphasia in the acute/subacute post-stroke period.
Breining, B., & Rapp, B. (submitted). Investigating the mechanisms of written word production: Insights from the written blocked cyclic naming paradigm.
Nozari, N., Freund, M., Breining, B., Rapp, B., & Gordon, B. (2016). Cognitive control during selection and repair in word production. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 886-903.
Breining, B., Nozari, N., & Rapp, B. (2015). Does segmental overlap help or hurt? Evidence from blocked cyclic naming in spoken and written production. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 500-506.
Breining, B. L., Lala, T., Cuitiño, M. M., Manes, F., Peristeri, E., Tsapkini, K.., Faria, A.V., & Hillis, A. E. (2015). A brief assessment of object semantics in primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 29, 488–505.