Speech & Brain
We use brain imaging and brain stimulation to study speech and language
Prof Kate Watkins
We are interested in the neural basis of speech and language. We use brain imaging and brain stimulation to study speech perception and production and to explore differences in the structure and function of the brain associated with differences in the way speech and language develops for example in stammering and in developmental language disorder.
We are recruiting people who stammer (aged 18-50) for new studies. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more, please contact us here. To find out more about our previous work with people who stutter please see here.
We have completed our recruitment of children aged 10-15 with a range of language abilities including those who would qualify for a diagnosis of developmental language disorder. Thank you to all the children and their families who helped with this study. Watch this space while we analyse your data!
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Speech & Brain News
International Stammering Awareness Day is 22 October and this year's theme is "Being Seen, Being Heard – Representation and normalisation of stuttering in the mainstream."
Our paper on "Speech movement variability in people who stutter: a vocal tract magnetic resonance imaging study" was selected as the winner of the Editor's award in the Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.