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Department of Cognitive Science

Professor David Howard

FASSA ASSA.

Adjunct Supervisor

Contact Details

Phone : +44 191 222 7451
Fax : +44 191 222 6518
email : david.howard@ncl.ac.uk
Homepage : http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/people/profile/david.howard

External Address

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences,
Newcastle University, UK

Profile

Professor Howard is working with Dr L Nickels and Professor M Coltheart on refractory processes in retrieval from semantic memory in aphasic patients and normal subjects; Professor Howard has visited MACCS twice and Dr Nickels has visited Professor Howard twice in Newcastle as part of this project.

Visits to Cognitive Science

  • 13th of February 2017 - 17th of February 2017
  • 3rd of February 2014 - 14th of February 2014
  • 11th of April 2011 - 22nd of April 2011
  • 18th of March 2009 - 1st of April 2009
  • 6th of March 2008 - 28th of March 2008
  • 7th of June 2004 - 24th of August 2004
  • 8th of June 2001 - 24th of August 2001

Grants Awarded

  • European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (Action 1B). (2012 - 2017) "International Doctorate in Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain (IDEALAB)." De Bleser, R., Bastiaanse, R., Howard, D., Miceli, G., & Nickels, L. ($6,800,000)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2000). When the words won't come: relating impairments and models of spoken word production. In L. Wheeldon (Ed.), Language Production. London: UCL Press.

Periodicals

  • Best, W., Maxim, J., Heilemann, C., Beckley, F., Johnson, F., Edwards, S., Howard, D., & Beeke, S. (2016). Conversation therapy with people with aphasia and conversation partners using video feedback: A group and case series investigation of changes in interaction. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 562. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00562
  • Howard, D., Best, W., & Nickels, L. (2015). Optimising the design of intervention studies: Critiques and ways forward. Aphasiology, 29(5), 526-562. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.985884
  • Nickels, L., Best, W., & Howard, D. (2015). Optimising the ingredients for evaluation of the effects of intervention. Aphasiology, 29(5), 619-643. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.1000613
  • Whitworth, A., Leitão, S., Cartwright, J., Webster, J., Hankey, G.J., Zach, J., Howard, D., & Wolz, V. (2015). NARNIA: a new twist to an old tale. A pilot RCT to evaluate a multilevel approach to improving discourse in aphasia. Aphasiology, 29(11), 1345-1382. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1081143
  • Best, W., Greenwood, A., Grassly, J., Herbert, R., Hickin, J., & Howard, D. (2013). Aphasia rehabilitation: does generalisation from anomia therapy occur and is it predictable? A case series study. Cortex, 49(9), 2345-2357. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.01.005
  • Best, W., Grassly, J., Greenwood, A., Herbert, R., Hickin, J., & Howard, D. (2011). A controlled study of changes in conversation following aphasia therapy for anomia. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(3), 229-242. doi:10.3109/09638288.2010.534230
  • Nickels, L., Howard, D. & Best,W. (2011). On the use of different methodologies in cognitive neuropsychology: Drink deep and from several sources. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 475-485.
  • Nickels, L., Howard, D., & Best, W. (2011). On the use of different methodologies in cognitive neuropsychology: drink deep and from several sources. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28(7), 475-485. doi:10.1080/02643294.2012.672406
  • Howard, D., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Cole-Virtue, J. (2006). Cumulative semantic inhibition in picture naming: experimental and computational studies. Cognition, 100(3), 464-482.
  • Howard, D., & Nickels, L.A. (2005). Separating input and output phonology: Semantic, phonological and orthographic effects in short term memory impairment. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 22, 42-77.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2004). Dissociating effects of number of phonemes, number of syllables and syllabic complexity on aphasic word production. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21, 57-78.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2004). Correct responses, error analyses and theories of word production: a response to Martin. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 21, 531-536.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1999). Effects of lexical stress on aphasic word production. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 13, 269-294.
  • Nickels, L.A., Howard, D., & Best, W.M. (1997). Fractionating the articulatory loop: Dissociations and associations in phonological recoding in aphasia. Brain and Language, 56, 161-182.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1995). Phonological errors in aphasic naming: Comprehension, monitoring and lexicality. Cortex, 31, 209-237.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1995). Aphasic naming: What matters? Neuropsychologia, 33, 1281-1303.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1994). A frequent occurrence? Factors affecting the production of semantic errors in aphasic naming. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 11, 289-320.

Published Abstracts

  • Creet, E., Morris, J., Howard, D., & Nickels, L.A. (2016). Effects of attempted naming on word retrieval for individuals with aphasia [Abstract]. Frontiers in Psychology Conference Abstract: 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00052
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2014). Investigating differences between proper and common nouns using novel word learning [Abstract]. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00013
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2014). Facilitation effect in proper and common noun naming [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 19(Suppl 1), 65.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L.A., Renvall, K., & Howard, D. (2013). Proper and common name learning: Same or different? [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 18(Suppl 1), 64.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Creet, E., Morris, J., Howard, D., & Nickels, L.A. (2016, October). Effects of attempted naming on word retrieval for individuals with aphasia. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Llandudno, UK.
  • Lyalka, O., Nickels, L., Howard, D., & Morris, J. (2016, January). Facilitating spoken word retrieval in aphasia: Do coordinates help? Poster session presented at the 34th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Lyalka, O., Nickels, L., & Howard, D. (2015, November). What mechanisms are involved in lexical access? Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Lyalka, O., Howard, D., & Nickels, L. (2015, January). The role semantic relatedness and associativity play in spoken word retrieval. Paper presented at the 33rd European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., & Howard, D. (2014, October). Investigation differences between proper and common nouns using novel word learning. Paper presented at the Academy of Aphasia 52nd Annual Meeting, Miami, USA.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., & Howard, D. (2014, August). Proper versus common nouns: Facilitation effects in naming. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., Renvall, K., & Howard, D. (2013, September). Proper and common name learning: Same or different? Paper presented at the 14th Science of Aphasia Conference, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., Renvall, K., & Howard, D. (2013, September). Proper and common noun processing and learning. Colloquium at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Nickels, L., Howard, D., Dodd, H., & Coltheart, M. (2008, July). Further investigations into cumulative semantic inhibition in picture naming: effects of long lag & repeated members of a category. Paper presented at the 5th International Workshop on Language Production, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Further Information

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Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au