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Current Research Areas

  • Lab eye gazeInvestigations into the neural mechanisms responsible for inducing fluent speech in people who stutter.
  • Examining the role of mirror neuron systems in speech perception and simulated production tasks via electroencephalograpy.
  • Investigations into clinical efficacy of altered auditory feedback and other treatments for stuttering.
  • Listener reactions to stuttering: Changes in eye-gaze behaviors and physiological responses. How these reactions may in turn affect people who stutter and their communicative interactions.
  • Anticipatory reactions to stuttering in people who stutter. Changes in physiological responses of anxiety in anticipation of stuttered versus fluent speech.
  • The effects of stuttering on manual functions.