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Arianna LaCroix

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Aphasia and related neurogenic disorders
  • Language (sentence comprehension)
  • Cognition (attention, working memory, executive functions)
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • fMRI/MRI

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Language Science; Language Disorders and Disabilities


Arianna LaCroix is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. Dr. LaCroix has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Arizona State University. Dr. LaCroix earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University in 2019. Prior to joining Purdue University, Dr. LaCroix worked as an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University in Arizona.

Dr. LaCroix’s research uses a combination of neuropsychological, neuroimaging (e.g., structural MRI, functional MRI), and eye-tracking methodologies to investigate language and cognition in individuals with and without brain injury (e.g., aphasia, stroke, TBI). The overall goal of her work is to better understand how language and cognition interact in order to improve communication abilities and quality of life for individuals with acquired communication disorders. Current projects focus on differences in verbal and non-verbal cognitive abilities (e.g., attention, memory) following a brain injury, as well as the relationship between cognition, speech prosody, and sentence comprehension.


  • PhD


Selected Publications

  • LaCroix, A. N., Perreira, S., & McMillon, A. (2023). Preliminary evidence comparing three auditory attention network tests in people with aphasia and matched controls. Aphasiology, 1-19.
  • LaCroix, A. N., Greene-Winek, A., Simon, S., Groth, H., & Ratiu, I. (2023). A Verbal Card Sorting Task to Measure Executive Functions. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-7.
  • Dovorany, N., Brannick, S., Johnson, N., Ratiu, I., & LaCroix, A. N. (2023). Happy and sad music acutely modulate different types of attention in older adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, 172.
  • LaCroix, A. N., James, E., & Rogalsky, C. (2021). Neural resources supporting language production versus comprehension in chronic post-stroke aphasia: an activation likelihood estimate study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 1-23.
  • LaCroix, A. N., Baxter, L. C., & Rogalsky, C. (2021). Auditory attention following a left hemisphere stroke: comparisons of alerting, orienting, and executive control performance using an auditory Attention Network Test. Auditory Perception and Cognition, 1-14.
  • LaCroix, A. N., Tully, M., & Rogalsky, C. (2020). Assessment of alerting, orienting, and executive control in persons with aphasia using the Attention Network Test. Aphasiology, 1-16.
  • LaCroix, A. N., Blumenstein, N., Tully, M., Baxter, L. C., & Rogalsky, C. (2020). Effects of prosody on the cognitive and neural resources supporting sentence comprehension: A behavioral and lesion-symptom mapping study. Brain and Language, 203, 104756.