Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: Cognitive Neuroscience Group
(617) 643-3245
Office Location: 
Shouse - 427

Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is also Co-Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group.

She specializes in adult neurogenic communication disorders, and in using neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods to investigate these disorders.

Dr. Zipse received her PhD from the Harvard-MIT HST Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program, and took courses towards clinical certification in speech-language pathology at the MGH Institute. 

She went on to complete a postdoctoral and clinical fellowship at the Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Research Interests

Dr. Zipse’s research interests concern cognitive and language deficits due to stroke and other brain injury in adults.  Her work addresses the prosodic and rhythmic processing abilities involved in speech planning, the degree to which these abilities may be preserved in aphasia, and how they may be used in speech and language therapy. In addition, she studies disorders of learning and memory in adults who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI).


Selected Publications

Curtis, S., Nicholas, M. L., Pittmann, R., & Zipse, L. (epub ahead of print). Tap your hand if you feel the beat: differential effects of tapping in melodic intonation therapy. Aphasiology.

Kershenbaum, A., Nicholas, M. L., Hunsaker, E., & Zipse, L. (2019). Speak along without the song: What promotes fluency in people with aphasia? Aphasiology, 33(4), 405-428.

Murton, O., Zipse, L., Jacoby, N., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2017). Repetition and a beat-based timing framework: What determines the duration of intervals between repetitions of a tapped pattern? Timing & Time Perception.

Zipse, L., Worek, A., Guarino, A. J., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014). Tapped out: Do people with aphasia have rhythmic processing deficits?  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(6), 2234-2245.

Hendricks, C. T., Nicholas, M. L., & Zipse, L. (2014). Effects of phonological neighbourhood on the treatment of naming in aphasia. Aphasiology, 28(3), 338-358.

Zipse, L., Norton, A., Marchina, S., & Schlaug, G. (2012). When right is all that’s left: plasticity of right-hemisphere tracts in a young aphasic patient. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1252(1), 237-245.

Zipse, L., Kearns, K., Nicholas, M., and Marantz, A. (2011).  A MEG investigation of single-word auditory comprehension in aphasia.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54(6), 1577-1596.

Marchina, S., Zhu, L. L., Norton, A., Zipse, L., Wan, C. Y., & Schlaug, G. (2011). Impairment of speech production predicted by lesion load of the left arcuate fasciculus. Stroke, 42(8), 2251-2256.

Schlaug, G., Norton, A., Marchina, S., Zipse, L., and Wan, C. Y. (2010). From singing to speaking: facilitating recovery from nonfluent aphasia.  Future Neurology, 5(5), 657-665.

Norton, A., Zipse, L., Marchina, S., & Schlaug, G. (2009). Melodic Intonation Therapy: Shared Insights on How It Is Done and Why It Might Help. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 431-436.


AB, Dartmouth College
PhD, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

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