Motor Control Laboratory

Speech Motor Learning Sensory Plasticity Generalization Impedance Control


Our studies of speech motor control focus on the role of the somatosensory system in both the production and perception of speech and on the idea that speech motor learning is associated with changes to auditory perceptual function and sensory networks in the brain.


Ito T, Coppola JH and Ostry DJ (2016) Speech motor learning changes the neural response to both auditory and somatosensory signals. Nature Sci Reports 6:25926
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Lametti DR, Nasir S, Ostry DJ (2012) Sensory preference in speech production revealed by simultaneous alteration of auditory and somatosensory feedback. J Neurosci 32:9351-9359.
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Nasir SM, Ostry DJ DJ (2009) Auditory plasticity and speech motor learning. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:20470–20475.
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Ito T, Tiede M, Ostry DJ DJ (2009) Somatosensory function in speech perception. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:1245–1248.
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Nasir SM, Ostry DJ (2008) Speech motor learning in profoundly deaf adults. Nat Neurosci 11:1217–1222.
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Tremblay S, Shiller DM,Ostry DJ (2003) Somatosensory basis of speech production. Nature 423:866-869.
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