Nichol Castro

PhD

Nichol Castro.

Nichol Castro

PhD

Nichol Castro

PhD

Research Area

Prof. Castro’s research focuses on word retrieval in aging adults and adults with language impairments (e.g., aphasia, dementia), with a particular focus on how words are organized in memory. Her research uses behavioral studies and computational modeling 

Awards and Honors

  • UB Exceptional Scholar: Young Investigator Award, 2024
  • Early Career Research Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2023
  • Lessons for Success Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2022
  • Fellow, Psychonomic Society, 2021
  • Pathways Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2019

Selected Publications or Presentations

  • Vitevitch, M. S., & Castro, N. (2015). Using network science in the language sciences and clinic. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17(1), 13-25. 
  • Castro, N. & Siew, C. S. Q. (2020). Contributions of modern network science to the cognitive sciences: Revisiting research spirals of representation and process. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 476(2238), 20190825.
  • Castro N., Stella, M., & Siew, C. S. Q. (2020). Quantifying the interplay of semantics and phonology during failures of word retrieval by people with aphasia using a multiplex lexical network. Cognitive Science, 44(9), e12881.
  • Ashaie, S., & Castro, N. (2021). Exploring the complexity of aphasia with network analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(10), 3928-3941.
  • Castro, N., Nadeau, S. E., & Kendall, D. L. (2022). The challenge of achieving greater generalization in phonological treatment of aphasia. Aphasiology, 36(2), 170-197.

For a list of all publications, see Google Scholar profile.

Current Courses

  • CDS 151: Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • CDs 491/687: Special Topics: Communication in Aging Adults
  • CDS 564: Language Disorders in Adults