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Project Title

Project Title

Neocortical mechanisms of categorical speech perception

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chang, Edward

Description

Description

This is an NIH Pathway to Independence Award, which provides an opportunity for promising postdoctoral scientists to receive both mentored and independent research support from the same award. The aim of this research is to reveal the fundamental mechanisms that underlie human comprehension of spoken language using a promising approach called electrocorticography (ECoG), which involves the direct application of electrodes to the brain surface for recording cortical activity during neurosurgical procedures. The understanding of how speech is coded in the brain has significant implications for numerous language disorders (e.g. aphasia, dyslexia, autism, et alia). Abnormal perception of phonemes is a central component to language disability in all of these conditions, and findings from this research could lead to the development of new diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies for language disorders, including autism.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

132214

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1LC. Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (i.e., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Neocortical mechanisms of categorical speech perception (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, San Francisco

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

1K99NS065120-01A1

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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