language and neural systems Lab

 
 

In the Language and Neural Systems Lab at Western Washington University we are interested in the neurophysiological processes involved in learning and cognition.  We examine how adults perceive and process complex speech sounds. While most people understand and speak one or more languages, we don’t always understand the process by which we experience language on an everyday basis. Our lab aims to understand the mechanisms that underlie speech cognition in adulthood and how these mechanisms are organized or reorganized as a result of learning or damage. We are especially interested in using neuroimaging techniques to investigate changes in neural activity as learning occurs.  Our work also utilizes a neuroanatomical approach to investigate speech perception.  The lab aims to understand the mechanisms that underlie speech cognition and alterations in these mechanisms due to left hemisphere strokes and other traumatic brain injuries.



 

An Overview of Our Lab

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