Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Neural transplantation, cognitive aging and speech

Michael P. Lyncha1

a1 Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.


Research on neural transplantation has great potential societal importance in part because of the expanding proportion of the population that is elderly. Transplantation studies can benefit from the guidance of research on cognitive aging, especially in connection with the assessment of behavioral outcomes. Speech for example, might be explored using avian models.