Roelien Bastiaanse is a Professor in Neurolinguistics at the University Groningen. She worked for 7 years in a rehabilitation center as a clinical linguist, before completing her PhD on aphasia.Cynthia Thompson is Ralph and Jean Sundin Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. She also holds appointments in the departments of Linguistics, Neurology, and the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimerï¿½s Disease Center. Director of the Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory, the primary goals of her work are to examine language breakdown and recovery patterns in aphasia (with emphasis on grammatical impairments), examine the neural mechanisms associated with normal and disordered language processing and recovery, and develop and test linguistically based treatments for aphasia. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD) for over 18 years and has resulted in over 100 publications.