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Project Title

Project Title

Neural basis for the production and perception of prosody

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Aziz-Zadeh, Lisa

Description

Description

Prosody, the melody and intonation of speech, is an important component of human communication and social interaction. The aim of this project is to explore the application of recent approaches and concepts in human brain mapping to the study of perception and production of prosody. The initial goal of the research is to determine the degree to which perception and production of prosody rely on shared neural systems. This will be determined by a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of regions of overlap in the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) during the perception and production of a meaningless phrase in different prosodic intonations. A second goal is to determine individual differences in this shared circuitry for perception and production. Understanding the neural basis of prosody will help elucidate the neurobiology of non-verbal communication, and by extension, of social communication. This is important for better understanding core deficits of socially isolating psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as autism and traumatic head injury.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

80190

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2011

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Neural basis for the production and perception of prosody (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Southern California

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

5R03HD057594-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Neural basis for the production and perception of prosody | 81500 | 2009 | 1R03HD057594-01A2

 
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