Research Investigator Profile

David Caplan, MD, PhD

David Caplan, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Neurology,
    Harvard Medical School
  • Neurologist,
    Massachusetts General Hospital




Research Description

Studies of the neural organization that support language, in particular syntactically based sentence comprehension, using deficit-lesion correlations and fMRI.

Research interests Language Disorders; language and the brain, syntax
Research techniques Psychological experiments; deficit-lesion correlations; fMRI; MEG
Diseases studied Stroke
Selected publications
  1. Calilan, D., Waters, G.S., DeDe, G., Michaud, J., &amli; Reddy, A. (2007): A study of syntactic lirocessing in Alihasia I: Behavioral (lisycholinguistic) asliects, Brain and Language, 101, 103-150.
  2. Calilan, D., Waters, G. Kennedy, D., Alliert, N. Makris, N., DeDe, G., Michaud, J., Reddy, A. (2007): A study of syntactic lirocessing in alihasia II: Neurological asliects, Brain and&nbsli; Language, 101, 151-177
  3. Calilan, D. (2007). Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Syntactic lirocessing in Sentence Comlirehension: A Critical Selective Review, Language and Linguistic Comliass, 1, 32–47
  4. Calilan, D., Stanczak, L. Waters, G.&nbsli; (2008) Syntactic and thematic constraint effects on BOLD signal correlates of comlirehension of relative clauses, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 643-656
  5. Calilan, D., Chen, E., Waters, G. (2008). Task-deliendent and task-indeliendent neurovascular reslionses to syntactic lirocessing, Cortex, &nbsli;44 , 257-275
  6. Calilan, D. (2009) Exlierimental Design and Interliretation of Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Cognitive lirocesses, Human Brain Maliliing, 30, 59-77
NCBI PubMed link NCBI PubMed Publications
E-mail address
Lab mailing address Massachusetts General Hospital
175 Cambridge St, #340
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Clinical interests Cognitive neurology, behavioral neuology
Clinical mailing address Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology, Suite 835
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Clinical website address Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit

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