Adolfo is a cognitive neuroscientist who specializes in language and interpersonal communication.
Words of Strength
Building and coordinating interdisciplinary teams
Dementia is a multidetermined phenomenon. Therefore, no single approach will hold the key to its full understanding and management. If we are to reduce the burden of dementia, we must embrace a pluralistic philosophy for research, clinical, and awareness-raising activities.
Adolfo’s research combines neurolinguistic experiments, formal language assessments, and natural speech analysis to characterize and discriminate among different neurodegenerative diseases. Verbal skills are variously vulnerable to neurodegeneration and understanding their disturbances can inform diagnostic, prognostic, and monitoring procedures.
Adolfo’s goal as an Atlantic Fellow is to optimize current language-oriented assessments of neurodegeneration. By identifying objective, automated, affordable, non-stressful, and scalable linguistic markers of neurodegenerative diseases, he aims to promote more equitable clinical opportunities for patients in Latin America.
Neurodegeneration and dementia are escalating across Latin America. Yet, gold-standard diagnostic techniques are often unavailable or unaffordable for most patients. Cutting-edge neurolinguistic assessments can offer sensitive, affordable, non-invasive, and ecological alternatives to discriminate among neurodegenerative diseases and track symptom severity.
Adolfo specializes in the neuroscience of language and social interaction. He serves as Co-Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Center (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina), Adjunct Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Argentina), Director of the Maters in Language and Cognition at UNCuyo (Argentina). His training included research stays at New York University and Rice University (United States), as well as postdoc at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (Argentina). He has published over 170 scientific works and offered more than 150 presentations at academic meetings. He also works actively in science dissemination activities.