Jan Edson Rodrigues Leite

CV – Lattes http://lattes.cnpq.br/6349030710525621

E-mail: edson123@gmail.com SITE: http://www.cchla.ufpb.br/lacon/

Research groups: http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/7344421190800490

PROJECTS:

1. UNDERSTANDING OF IMAGISTICS DOMAINS IN GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S

The scientific research project applied to humanities herein presented with the theme: Studies on the understanding of imagistics domains in grammatical sentences for people with Alzheimer’s, aims to investigate the processing of language by people with Alzheimer’s using visual inputs (text, image) and auditory and cognitive strategies adopted by them for understanding grammatical sentences in the specificity, prominence and perspective level. In addition to memory decline, the language is also affected in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The understanding of text reading is one of the tasks impaired in the early stages. It requires several linguistic skills such as decoding the printed language, understanding of informed words (RINALDI, 2008). It has been verified in research on Alzheimer’s, the hypothesis that reading

comprehension is affected earlier and more severely than listening, either by problems in working memory, visual deficits such as attention, as well as lexical access deficits and deterioration of semantic representations (Mansur et al, 2005). It is necessary to carry out this research with online experiments to verify the cognitive aspects involved in understanding the conventional imagery in grammatical sentences for people with Alzheimer’s, using visual input (text, image) and audio, considering memory deficits , cognition and language present at the initial and intermediate stages of the disease. There is no known specific research to investigate the understanding of conventional imagery in the level of specificity, prominence and perspective in grammatical sentences for people with Alzheimer’s. The evidence provided in this paper could be a breakthrough in early diagnosis from tests/online experiments as well as for development of more effective communication strategies among people with Alzheimer’s and their families/ caregivers.