Adaptive processes in speech and language
- Predicting and perceiving spoken words
- Oscillatory neural responses to connected speech
- Predictive coding and higher-level language comprehension
- Lexical learning of spoken words
You can view a full list of publications here.
Working with Benedikt Zoefel and Alan Archer-Boyd we used transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to modulate rhythmic electrical activity in the brain and demonstrated that blood oxygenation responses measured with fMRI: (1) depend on alignment between oscillations and speech rhythm, (2) in brain regions critical for processing speech (the superior temporal gyrus), (3) predict individual differences in rhythmic processing of speech and (4) only if the presented speech is intelligible.
This and other research featured in a recent CBU workshop on state-oscillatory brain stimulation held at the MRC CBU. PEPA home page
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CBU / Cambridge Collaborators:
Helen Blank, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Ingrid Johnsrude, Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Jonathan Peelle, Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University in St. Louis, MI, USA.
Kathy Rastle, Jakke Tamminen, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Jenni Rodd Experimental Psychology, University College London, UK
Jack Rogers, School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, UK
Jo Taylor, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, UK
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You can also read about research using brain imaging to detect speech comprehension and awareness during sedation and in vegetative state patients.
Psycholinguistic "research" from the internet:
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