Haley Dresang, PhD
Position title: Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Haley Dresang investigates the neuroscience of language and neurological disorders that affect communication. Her research advances our understanding of the brain and how treatments can improve language following stroke, brain injury, and neurodegenerative conditions.
The mission of her lab is to improve the lives of individuals with communication difficulties by investigating questions like these:
- How does the brain perform cognitive and linguistic functions?
- How do brain systems change and adapt following neurological injury or dysfunction?
- How can we improve clinical assessments and treatments to facilitate recovery and improve performance?
Dresang, H. C., Harvey, D. Y., Xie, S. X., Shah-Basak, P. P., DeLoretta, L., Wurzman, R., Parchure, S. Y., Sacchetti, D., Faseyitan, O., Lohoff, F. W., & Hamilton, R. H. (2022). Genetic and Neurophysiological Biomarkers of Neuroplasticity Inform Post-Stroke Language Recovery. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair, 36(6), 371–380. https://doi.org/10.1177/15459683221096391
Dresang, H. C., Hula, W. D., Yeh, F. C., Warren, T., & Dickey, M. W. (2021). White-Matter Neuroanatomical Predictors of Aphasic Verb Retrieval. Brain connectivity, 11(4), 319–330. https://doi.org/10.1089/brain.2020.0921
Dresang, H. C., Warren, T., Hula, W. D., & Dickey, M. W. (2021). Rational Adaptation in Using Conceptual Versus Lexical Information in Adults With Aphasia. Frontiers in psychology, 12, 589930. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.589930
Warren, T., & Dresang, H. C. (2021). Event-Predictive Cognition: Underspecification and Interaction With Language. Topics in cognitive science, 13(1), 248–251. https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12499
Hula, W. D., Panesar, S., Gravier, M. L., Yeh, F. C., Dresang, H. C., Dickey, M. W., & Fernandez-Miranda, J. C. (2020). Structural white matter connectometry of word production in aphasia: an observational study. Brain : a journal of neurology, 143(8), 2532–2544. https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awaa193
Dresang, H. C., Dickey, M. W., & Warren, T. C. (2019). Semantic memory for objects, actions, and events: A novel test of event-related conceptual semantic knowledge. Cognitive neuropsychology, 36(7-8), 313–335. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2019.1656604
Dresang, H. C., & Turkstra, L. S. (2018). Implicit causality bias in adults with traumatic brain injury. Journal of communication disorders, 71, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2017.12.003