Language learning

We study learning and plasticity in speech comprehension. Most of the work focuses on online adaptation to distortions of the speech signal (such as background noise or time-compressing of sentences) and/or unfamiliar speech signals (such as foreign or regional accent). By studying how the speech perception mechanism responds to this type of temporary disturbances, be get an unique view of how this mechanism works. We use behavioural measures such as response time tasks, often in combination with neuroimaging techniques such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Principal investigators

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Patti Adank Lecturer