Jeanne Gallée

Postdoctoral Scholar


Jeanne Gallée is a postdoctoral scholar and licensed speech-language pathologist in the Cognition & Cortical Dynamics Laboratory at I-LABS. She received her doctorate at Harvard and concurrently completed all clinical coursework and training in speech-language pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Here, her passion for the provision of person-centered care for rare and language-led frontotemporal dementias, such as primary progressive aphasia (PPA), began.

Her research works to establish inclusive and representative models of communication that can account for the variety of language experiences that a speaker may have and how these can give rise to mechanisms of language function and dysfunction.

With Dr. Chantel Prat, she is working to build upon current behavioral models with neurobiological investigations to better characterize the neural mechanisms supporting processes of language (re)-learning while accounting for individual differences. Outside of her research, Jeanne is actively engaged in the National Aphasia Association's newly formed PPA Task Force and can be found facilitating bi-monthly support groups.

Representative work:

1. Gallée, J., Cartwright, J., Volkmer, A., Whitworth, A., & Hersh, D. (in press, 2023). “Please don’t assess him to destruction: the R.A.I.S.E. Assessment framework for primary progressive aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

2. Malik-Moraleda, S.*, Ayyash, D.*, Gallée, J., Affourtit, J., Hoffmann, M., Mineroff, Z., ... & Fedorenko, E. (2022). An investigation across 45 languages and 12 language families reveals a universal language network. Nature Neuroscience, 1-6.

3. Paunov, A.M., Blank, I.A., Jouravlev, O., Mineroff, Z., Gallée, J., & Fedorenko, E., (2022). Differential tracking of linguistic vs. mental state content in naturalistic stimuli by language and Theory of Mind (ToM) brain networks. Neurobiology of Language. 

4. Gallée, J., & Volkmer, A. (2021). A Window into Functional Communication: Leveraging Naturalistic Speech Samples in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(4), 704-713.

5. Gallée, J., Cordella, C., Fedorenko, E., Touroutoglou, A., Quimby, M., & Dickerson, B.C. (2021). Breakdowns in Informativeness of Naturalistic Speech Production in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Brain Sciences, 11(2), 130. https://doi.org10.3390/brainsci11020130 

6. Gallée, J., Pittmann, R., Pennington, S., & Rohter, S.V. (2020). The Application of Lexical Retrieval Training in Tablet-Based Speech-Language Intervention. Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 1415. 

7. Scott, T. L., Gallée, J., & Fedorenko, E. (2017). A new fun and robust version of an fMRI localizer for the frontotemporal language system. Cognitive neuroscience, 8(3), 167-176.