Jim Kloet

Jim is pursuing a PhD in Communication Sciences & Disorders. His research focuses on the organization of the language network in the brain, and how that language network changes in response to trauma (like stroke or traumatic brain injury) and recovery. Jim lives in Rogers Park with his wife and his dog, and when he isn’t scanning brains or staring at spreadsheets, he makes his own beer, and tries his best to impersonate Dave Matthews on the guitar.

Content by Jim Kloet


If asked, most people can easily recall a time when their brain was stimulated by something: a fascinating film, an engaging concert, an intense video game, a new friend. Most people probably can’t think of a time when their brain was literally stimulated, however. In fact, for most people, the idea of literal brain stimulation is probably pretty scary, and evokes terrifying terminology like shock therapy.