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  • My research, teaching, and clinical interests center on the neurologic bases of cognition and emotion as they interact with communication competence. My research group, the Cognition, Brain and Language Team (CoBALT) studies the association between impairments of cognition, emotion & language in acquired brain injury and the brain systems that underlie them. The objective is to identify variables (biomarkers or behaviors) that contribute to the dysfunction of brain systems and to determine their value as predictors of outcomes. The long-term goal of this work is to understand whether these predictors may be targeted and optimized in treatments effecting change in these neural systems.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Standardizing Assessment of Spoken Discourse in Aphasia: A Working Group With Deliverables.American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.  30:491-502. 2021
    2020 Macrostructural Analyses of Cinderella Narratives in a Large Nonclinical Sample.American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.  29:1923-1936. 2020
    2020 Potential for Cognitive Communication Impairment in COVID-19 Survivors: A Call to Action for Speech-Language Pathologists.American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.  29:1821-1832. 2020
    2020 Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Connectivity Between Semantic and Phonological Regions of Interest May Inform Language Targets in Aphasia.Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.  63:3051-3067. 2020
    2019 A resting-state network comparison of combat-related PTSD with combat-exposed and civilian controls.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.  14:933-945. 2019
    2019 Reduced Salience and Enhanced Central Executive Connectivity Following PTSD Treatment.Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks).  3:247054701983897-247054701983897. 2019
    2019 Salience Network Disruption in U.S. Army Soldiers With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks).  3:247054701985046-247054701985046. 2019
    2018 Effort and Fatigue-Related Functional Connectivity in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.Frontiers in Neurology.  9:1165. 2018
    2016 Regional cerebral glucose metabolism differentiates danger- and non-danger-based traumas in post-traumatic stress disorder.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.  11:234-242. 2016
    2016 Neural Correlates of Sense of Effort in Active Duty Military Members with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (P4. 052)Neurology.  86:P4-052. 2016
    2015 Resting-state regional cerebral blood flow during adolescence: associations with initiation of substance use and prediction of future use disorders.Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  149:40-48. 2015
    2013 A coordinate-based meta-analytic model of trauma processing in posttraumatic stress disorder.Human Brain Mapping.  34:3392-3399. 2013
    2013 Structural brain anomalies and chronic pain: a quantitative meta-analysis of gray matter volume.Journal of Pain.  14:663-675. 2013
    2012 Central sensitization as a component of post-deployment syndrome.NeuroRehabilitation.  31:367-372. 2012
    2011 Neuroimaging evidence of white matter inflammation in newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus.Arthritis and Rheumatism Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association.  63:3048-3057. 2011
    2009 Loss of cerebral white matter structural integrity tracks the gray matter metabolic decline in normal aging.NeuroImage.  45:17-28. 2009
    2006 Processing Narratives for Verbatim and Gist Information by Adults with Language Learning Disabilities: A Functional Neuroimaging StudyLearning Disabilities Research and Practice.  21:61-76. 2006
    2001 Memory impairments in adults with neurogenic communication disorders.Seminars in Speech and Language.  22:127-136. 2001
    2000 Drawing from Experience: The Development of Alternative Communication StrategiesTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation.  7:10-20. 2000
    2000 Assessing the executive function abilities of adults with neurogenic communication disorders.Seminars in Speech and Language.  21:153-167. 2000
    2000 Thinking outside the (black) box.Brain and Language.  71:93-95. 2000
    1999 Frequency of perseveration in normal subjects.Brain and Language.  66:329-340. 1999
    1998 Perseverative Behavior in Fluent and Nonfluent Aphasic AdultsAPHASIOLOGY.  12:329-340. 1998
    Resting State Correlations of Fatigue Following Military Deployment
    Spoken discourse assessment and analysis in aphasia: an international survey of current practicesJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research


    Year Title
    2008 The neural substrates of apraxia of speech as uncovered by brain imaging: A critical review.  129-154. 2008
    2007 Has imaging advanced the science in aphasiology: A critical review of neuroimaging research in acquired adult language disorders.  155-192. 2007
    2004 Learning from Roger Ross: A clinical journey.  118-129. 2004
    2001 Language in Normal Aging and Age-Related Neurological Disorders 2001

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2013 Inflammatory markers, distal and proximal stress, and gender affect cortico-limbic regional cerebral blood flow in adolescence 2013
    2001 Do subjects adapt to complexity in language? A study of language instabilityBrain and Language. 119-122. 2001
    1998 Perseverative behaviour in fluent and non-fluent aphasic adultsAPHASIOLOGY. 689-698. 1998
    A Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM) Study of Adolescent Offspring with High Family Loading for Major Depressive Disorder.  144-144.
    Altered Resting rCBF in the Default Mode Network Associated with Pre-clinical Symptoms in Adolescents with Familial Loading for Depression
    Attenuated White Matter Integrity is Associated with Increased Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: Evidence from the Teen Alcohol Outcomes Study (TAOS).  243-243.
    Improved verb use in Parkinson’s disease following intensive voice treatment,
    Regional cerebral blood flow and initiation of substance use during adolescence
    Stress induced increases in inflammation are associated with white matter integrity and increased depressive symptoms in adolescent males

    Teaching Activities

  • Brain and Behavior Taught course 2020
  • Cognitive Communication Disord Taught course 2020
  • Aphasia in Adults Taught course 2020
  • Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Disorders Taught course 2020
  • Speech-Language Pathology II Taught course 2020
  • Brain and Behavior Taught course 2019
  • Cognitive Communication Disord Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Disorders Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Intervention Taught course 2019
  • Aphasia in Adults Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Disorders Taught course 2019
  • Speech-Language Pathology II Taught course 2019
  • Appl Neurolgy Speech-Lang Path Taught course 2018
  • Cognitive Communication Disord Taught course 2018
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Dis Taught course 2018
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Dis Taught course 2018
  • Aphasia in Adults Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Disorders Taught course 2018
  • Appl Neurolgy Speech-Lang Path Taught course 2017
  • Organic Pathologies Taught course 2017
  • Aphasia in Adults Taught course 2017
  • Cognitive Communication Disord Taught course 2017
  • Appl Neurolgy Speech-Lang Path Taught course 2016
  • Organic Pathologies Taught course 2016
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Speech and Hearing Sciences, Texas Tech University
  • M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. Speech-Language Pathology and Cognitive Psychology, University of Arizona
  • Full Name

  • Amy Ramage
  • Mailing Address

  • UNH

    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    4 Library Way

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States