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Project Title

Project Title

Neocortical mechanisms of categorical speech perception

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chang, Edward

Description

Description

This grant supports the Independent Phase of an NIH Pathway to Independence Career Development Award. The aim of this research is to reveal the fundamental mechanisms that underlie comprehension of spoken language. An understanding of how speech is coded in the brain has significant implications for the development of new diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies for language disorders (e.g., aphasia, dyslexia, autism, etc.). Abnormal perception of phonemes (the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning) is a central component to language disability in all of these conditions. This project will examine the mechanisms of categorical speech processing, especially at the phoneme level, by utilizing neurophysiological recordings obtained during neurosurgical procedures.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

239255

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2013

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

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

5R00NS065120-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Neocortical mechanisms of categorical speech perception | 240744 | 2011 | 5R00NS065120-03

 
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