Seminar Series

The neural basis of speech perception and production - the roles of streams of processing and asymmetries

In this talk I will address developments in our understanding the perception of speech (and voices), using techniques like PET and fMRI. I will provide evidence that there are roles for streams of auditory processing in supporting different aspects of speech and voice perception, and investigate the degree to which this reflects basic differences in the ways the left and the right auditory areas process sound. I will address some ways that speech perception and production interact, and some recent studies of controlled changes in speech production.