Life Sciences & Biotechnology

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Connected speech features and its neural correlates for early identification of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD)

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

Speech and Language Studies, Neurology, Mental Health, Neuroscience

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Avanthi Paplikar, Associate Professor, Dr.S.R.Chandrasekhar, Institute of Speech and Hearing, Lingarajapuram

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Executive Summary :

Research on impaired connected speech measures in South Asian languages is limited, particularly in English and European languages. This study aims to identify and characterize linguistic features of connected speech in Kannada and Hindi speakers with MCI, AD, and FTD. The objectives include investigating changes in speech and language patterns, examining the relationship between multidimensional connected speech variables, and examining the impact of social determinants of health.


Dr. Faheem Arshad, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Dr. Suvarna Alladi, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences

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