Yael Arbel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is also Co-Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group and teaches in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program

Prior to moving to the Boston area, Yael served as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida, where she taught courses in the area of language development and disorders, and where she conducted research in the Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory housed in the Department of Psychology.

  • BA, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Tel-Aviv University, School of Medicine, Department of Communication Disorders, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Richardson, TX
  • PhD, Human Development and Communication Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Richardson, TX

Research Interests

Dr. Arbel is studying typical and atypical executive functions using neurophysiological measures. More specifically, she is interested in the extent to which variance in feedback processing accounts for differences in learning efficiency and for individual differences in learning abilities

Tilton-Bolowsky, V., Vallila Rohter, S, & Arbel, Y. (2021). Strategy development and feedback processing during complex category learning. Frontiers Psychology, Cognition. 12:672330. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.672330

Urquhart, J., Gul, A., Fox, A., Parikh, A., & Arbel, Y. (2021 ahead of print). Artificial Grammar Learning in children with Developmental Language Disorder. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00050

Arbel, Y., Fitzpatrick, I., & He, X. (2021). Learning with and without Feedback in Children with Developmental Language Disorder. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 64, 5, 1696-1711.

Arbel, Y., Feeley, J. E., & He, X. (2020). The effect of feedback on attention allocation in category learning: an eye-tracking study, Frontiers Psychology, Cognition, 11, 559334.

Kim, S., & Arbel, Y. (2019). Immediate and delayed auditory feedback in declarative learning: An examination of the feedback related Event Related Potentials. Neuropsychologia, 129, 255-262.

Contact Information

  • yarbel@mghihp.edu
  • (617) 724-7363
  • Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research, Building 79/96 – Office 210