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Synaptax: Our Final Product

Synaptax: Our Prototype

As we discussed last week, we’ve narrowed down our area of interest to using language as a method for detecting signs of Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) before it becomes problematic. After speaking to Dr. Murray Grossman, a researcher at Penn Medicine, we learned that PPA provides early clues of

Synaptax: Meeting the Expert (Dr. Grossman)

In our previous posts, we talked about how we’re looking to use language as a method for treating neurodegenerative diseases. Most recently, we discussed using technology to create a tool that provides language-based exercises to both assess risk and provide early treatment for neurodegenerative diseases. We discussed our ideas

Synaptax: Revising our Solutions

In our last blog post, we proposed two ways we could use personalized language-based exercises as a solution to neurodegenerative diseases. Here’s a quick summary of each of them.To facilitate early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders, we could administer regular assessments to individuals at potential risk for such disorders.

Synaptax: Refining our Question

Hi, we’re Synaptax. As you may have learned from our previous blog posts, we’re looking to find a way to detect neurodegenerative disorders before they become problematic, using language as both an indicator and potentially even a tool for delaying or preventing these diseases’ onset. Most of our

Using Language to Predict and Possibly Prevent Neurodegeneration

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, an estimated 50 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2018. If no action is taken, this number could triple by 2050. As the aging population grows, the need for geriatric care will increase as well. Since language is very closely tied to

Synaptax: Meet Our Team!

Synaptax is a team of three LING 104 students at the University of Pennsylvania.Our Members:Sara AlbertSara is a sophomore from NYC. Though she hasn't officially declared her major yet, she is leaning towards Cognitive Science.Daniel LikeDaniel is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in computer science.