Professor, Speech Language
SDSU Director, Joint SDSU/UCSD Doctoral Program in Language & Communicative Disorders
Director, Language and Neuroscience Group
Executive Committee, Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
Phone: (619) 594-6354
Office: SLHS 223
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- Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (Cognition and Neurolinguistics)
- M.A., UC San Diego (Psychology)
- B.A., Brandeis University (Psychology)
- Academy of Aphasia
- Cognitive Neuroscience Society
- Neurobiology of Language
- SDSU Center for Aging, Advisory Board
- NIH- NIDCD Standing Member, Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC)
- Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
Academic and Clinical Teaching Areas
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neuroanatomy of Speech and Language Systems
- Research Design and Methods
Research interests are primarily centered on language processing in both language impaired and language unimpaired child and adult populations. This research program focuses on examining the nature of the information used during on-going language and cognitive processing, in determining when and how different information sources are integrated, and in determining the biological (neurological) bases of these processes. A multiple methodological approach is employed via the fusion of information provided by brain imaging, on-line and off-line behavioral research.
2015-2017 “Perfusion-informed lesion mapping in aphasia”; NIH-NIDCD; R21 DC015263; Principal Investigator
2017-2022 “Neurocognitive Approaches to Communication Disorders”; NIH-NIDCD; T32DC007361(Training grant; renewed), Participating Faculty Member (Dr. Lewis Shapiro, PI).
2016-2017 “Brain structure and function in children with specific language impairment”; Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Pilot Grant; Co-Investigator (Abel, PI)
- Sullivan, N.*, Walenski, M., Love, T. and Shapiro, L.P. (2017). The curious case of processing unaccusative verbs during sentence comprehension in aphasia. Aphasiology
- Sullivan, N.*, Walenski, M., Love, T. and Shapiro, L.P. (2016). The comprehension of sentences with unaccusative verbs in aphasia. Aphasiology, 31(1), 67-81.
- Sheppard, S.M.*, Walenski, M., Love, T. and Shapiro, L.P. (2015). The auditory comprehension of Who– and Which-questions in aphasia: support for the intervener hypothesis. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 58, 781-797.
- Rogalsky, C., Poppa, T., Chen, K., Anderson, S., Damasio, H., Love, T. and Hickok, G. (2015). Speech repetition as a window on the neurobiology of auditory-motor integration for speech: a voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study. Neuropsychologia, 71, 18-27.
- Hendrickson, K.*, Walenski, M., Friend, M. and Love, T. (2015). The organization of words and environmental sounds in memory. Neuropsychologia, 69, 67-76.
- Ferrill, M., Love, T., Walenski, M., and Shapiro, L. (2012). The time-course of lexical activation during sentence comprehension in aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, CAC special edition.
- Callahan, S., Walenski, M., and Love, T. (2012). The processing of verb ellipses in TLD children: A real time investigation. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.
- Rogalsky, C., Love, T., Driscoll, D., Anderson, S., and Hickok, G. (2011) Are Mirror Neurons the Basis of Speech Perception? Evidence from Lesions to the Purported Human Mirror System. Neurocase. 17(2): 178-181.
- Brumm, K., Perthen, J., Liu, T., Haist, F., Ayalon, L., and Love, T. (2010) Cerebral Blood Flow Deficits in Chronic Stroke Survivors with Aphasia. NeuroImage. 51(3): 995-1005.
- Callahan, S., Shapiro, L., and Love, T. (2010) Parallelism Effects and Verb Activation: The Sustained Reactivation Hypothesis. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 39(2): 101-118.
- Callahan, S, Shapiro, L, and Love, T (2009) The activation of verbs in sentences involving verb phrase anaphors. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.
- Love, T, Walenski, M, and Swinney, D (2009) Slowed Speech Input has a Differential Impact on On-line and Off-line Processing in Children’s Comprehension of Pronouns. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 38 (3): 285-304.
- Poirer, J., Shapiro, L., Love, T., and Grodzinsky, Y. (2009) The On-line Processing of Verb-phrase Ellipsis in Aphasia. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 38(3): 237-254.
- Love, T., Swinney, D., Walenski, M., and Zurif, E. (2008) How left inferior frontal cortex participates in syntactic processing: evidence from aphasia. Brain and Language. 107: 203-219.
- Wright, H.H., Downey, R.A., Gravier, M., Love, T., and Shapiro, L.P. (2007) Processing distinct linguistic information types in working memory in aphasia. Aphasiology. 21(6-8): 802-813.
- Swinney, D., Love, T., Walenski, M., and Smith, E.E. (2007) Conceptual Combination during Sentence Comprehension: Evidence for compositional processes. Psychological Science. 18(5): 397-400.
- Love, T. (2007) Recovery of canonical order by pre-school children: A real-time investigation. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 36: 191-206.