Room 331, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
800 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0230
Department of Behavioral Science and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Dr. Blonder’s main area of interest is neural substrates of communication and emotion in normal adults and individuals with neurologic disease, particularly stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Blonder has conducted extensive research on affect production and perception following strokes to the right hemisphere and the effects of disorders in these functions on social behavior. She has also devised methods of assessing the effects of treatments for communication disorders following stroke on spontaneous communication. She has collaborated on neuroimaging studies of emotion and cognition in various populations. Currently she is the principal investigator on the NIH-funded project “Neuroimaging Studies of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease.”
Chris Miara, M.A (Project Manager, “Neuroimaging Studies of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease”).
Ketterson, T.U., Glueckauf, R.L., Blonder, L.X., Gustafson, D.J., Donovan, N.J., Rodriquez A.D., Pekich, D., Ley, C. and Rothi, L.G. (2008) Reliability and validity of the functional outcome questionnaire for aphasia: a follow-up psychometric investigation. Rehabilitation Psychology 53 (2): 215-223.
Del Toro, C. M., Altmann, L. J. P., Raymer, A. M., Leon, S.,Blonder, L. X., Rothi, L. G. R. (2008). Changes in aphasic discourse after contrasting treatments for anomia.Aphasiology.22 (7-8):881-892.
Blonder, LX,Langer, SL, Pettigrew, LC, Garrity, TF.The effects of stroke disability on spousal caregivers. NeuroRehabilitation 22: 85-92, 2007.
Raymer, A.M., Ciampitti, M., Holliway, B., Singletary, F.,Blonder, L.X., Ketterson, T., Heilman, K.M., and Rothi, L.J.G. Lexical-semantic treatment for noun and verb retrieval impairments in aphasia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 17(2):244-270, 2007.