Inside Sargent profiled the work of CNRLab alumna Elizabeth Petitti, MS-SLP (SAR ’14), who conducted her master’s thesis research on how linguistic experience affects listeners’ bias for hearing the missing fundamental in harmonic complex tones. These results have implications for understanding how lifelong linguistic experiences affect basic auditory processing.
Read the Inside Sargent story:
Read the research study:
Petitti, E., & Perrachione, T.K. (2015). “A fundamental bias for residue pitch perception in tone language speakers.” 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (Glasgow, August 2015).
Congratulations to the members of the CNRLab who graduated this spring! They’ve accomplished amazing things in the lab and here at BU, and they’re off to great things next!
- Rebecca Lember, MS-SLP
MS Thesis: “Lexical effects in talker identification”
- Elizabeth Petitti, MS-SLP
MS Thesis: “A fundamental bias for residue pitch perception in tone language speakers”
- Molly Cleveland, BS; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
- Deirdre McLaughlin, BS; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
- Carly Schimmel, BA; Neuroscience
Our ongoing research on the brain bases of language processing and language impairment was recently focused on Boston’s NPR station: WBUR 90.9. In this video, Dr. Perrachione describes the lab’s research using cutting-edge neuroimaging technologies like fMRI to help unravel the brain bases of language and memory.
See all the videos: 11 Young Neuroscientists Share Their Cutting-Edge Research
Prof. Tyler Perrachione (Director of the Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory at BU) has been awarded the 2013 Peter Paul Professorship at BU. This award will allow the CNRLab to pursue cutting-edge research on the role of auditory plasticity in developmental disorders of language and communication. Read more about the award and Dr. Perrachione’s research in the online article from BU Today.
Although dyslexia is well known as a disorder that affects the development of typical reading ability, research from Dr. Tyler Perrachione (Principal Investigator of the Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory at BU) and colleagues has revealed that individuals with dyslexia also have trouble learning to recognize voices compared to their peers with typical reading ability. Learn more about this research from these sources:
- The New York Times: “Study sheds light on auditory role in dyslexia“
- BBC: “Dyslexia makes voices hard to discern“
- National Science Foundation: “Dissecting dyslexia: Linking reading to voice recognition“
- Listen to Prof. Perrachione discuss this research on the BBC radio program “Word of mouth“
- Read the original research report at the journal Science.