We are investigating the neural, articulatory and acoustic correlates of imitating unfamiliar speech. Using fMRI and real-time imaging of the vocal tract, combined with in-scanner acoustic recordings, we are measuring training outcomes related to producing native and non-native vowels. We are using univariate fMRI analyses and segmentation of vocal tract boundaries to address these questions. We will also employ RSA methods to explore representation of vowel category dimensions across rtMRI and fMRI datasets. More information is available at http://www.carolynmcgettigan.com/#!research/cjg9
The acquisition of print-to-sound and print-to-meaning links in reading: Investigations using novel writing systems and fMRI.
In a series of training studies, English speaking adults learn to read new words written in unfamiliar alphabets. Neural activity is measured using fMRI as people read the new words at both early and late stages of learning. We are investigating how neural activity and reading performance are influenced by the nature of the script […]
According to complementary learning systems accounts of memory, the hippocampus is critically involved in the early representation of newly learned information. After a period of offline memory consolidation in which sleep appears to play a key role, the information becomes predominantly represented by neocortical structures which also enable the involvement of higher level cognitive processes, […]