Robert Stephen Hurley, PhD
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 Title: Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University
 Dept: Psychology
 Office: UN 243
 Phone: 216-687-2593
 Email: r.s.hurley@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/neurocog-sys
 Blog: http://www.neurology.northwestern.edu/faculty/profile
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 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UN 243, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
neurocognitive networks, conceptual knowledge, perceptual processing, psycholinguistics, object recognition, anterior temporal lobe, aphasia, agnosia, neurodegenerative disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, eye tracking, event-related potentials, N400, fMRI, functional connectivity, hemispheric asymmetry
 
Education:
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Northwestern University, 2010
M.A., Experimental Psychology, Wake Forest University, 2003
B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Hurley's research falls in the area of cognitive neuroscience, using techniques such as eye tracking, electroencephalography, and magnetic resonance imaging to better understand how the human brain processes language, recognizes objects, and links the two together. His research program, currently funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, involves testing typical younger and older adults as well as individuals with disorders of language (aphasia) and object recognition (agnosia). Much of this work is focused on the controversial role of the anterior temporal lobe in verbal and nonverbal knowledge.