Dr. Stephanie Riès, from the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences recently received three years of funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for a project titled “Brain Dynamics Supporting Lexical Retrieval after Left Hemisphere Stroke.” The goal of this research is to shed light on the variability in lexical retrieval abilities outcomes in patients with chronic left-hemisphere stroke-induced lesions. This will be done by studying the spatio-temporal brain dynamics supporting lexical retrieval and behavior in patients with left prefrontal versus left posterior temporal lesions in comparison to matched controls. Lexical retrieval is the process by which we access and fit an appropriate word to ongoing speech. Pathological disruption of lexical retrieval (i.e., anomia) is observed to some extent in all aphasic patients. Despite the central importance of lexical retrieval to language and the immense personal and societal cost caused by its disruption, the sources of variability in lexical retrieval abilities outcomes and associated brain dynamics in stroke-induced aphasia are poorly understood.