Areas of expertise
My teaching focuses around research methodology, and a cognitive-neuroscientific perspective on speech-language pathology.
Fluent speaking requires adjusting speech based on sensory feedback. Speech can be adjusted automatically (e.g., you reflexively speak louder in a noisy environment), but sometimes conscious monitoring of speech is required (e.g., you try to learn to pronounce a foreign sound you are unfamiliar with). We are interested in how these two mechanisms contribute to the control of speech based on auditory feedback. We also study the neural basis of these processes using electroencephalography (EEG). We want to understand why some patients have difficulties noticing and correcting their own speech deficit.