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Speech and Motor Neuroscience Group

 

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Understanding the workings of the brain is one of the greatest challenges in science. Key to this is to understand how sensory information is used to control action.

The Speech and Motor Neuroscience Group uses a combination of computational and experimental approaches in humans to study sensorimotor control.

 

 

News

 

11.10.2016

PhD student Kathryn Francis has a new paper in PlosOne

Francis KB, Howard C, Howard IS, Gummerum M, Ganis G, Anderson G, Terbeck S. (2016)

Virtual Morality: Transitioning from Moral Judgment to Moral Action?

PLoS One. 2016 Oct 10;11(10):e0164374. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164374

FraHowHowGumGanAndTer_PO_2016.pdf

Example media coverage:

Daily Mail

Medical Daily

Medical Xpress

 

31.05.2016

New paper in Scientific Reports

Howard IS & Franklin DW (2016)

Adaptive tuning functions arise from visual observation of past movement

Scientific Reports

 

20.01.2016

Conference paper submitted to ESSV 2016 in Leipzig, Germany

Towards a mechanical vocal apparatus for vowel production

 

01.01.2016

Onshell Relf joins the lab as a PhD student

 

27.08.2015

New paper in the Journal of Phonetics

Messum P & Howard IS (2015)

Creating the cognitive form of phonological units: the speech sound correspondence problem in infancy could be solved by mirrored vocal interactions rather than by imitation

Journal of Phonetics

 

25.06.2015

New paper in PlosOne:

Howard IS & Franklin DW (2015)

Neural tuning functions underlie both generalization and interference

PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0131268.

 

08.01.2015

New paper in Current Biology:

The Value of the Follow-Through Derives from Motor Learning Depending on Future Actions
Howard IS, Wolpert DM & Franklin DW 

Current Biology: doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.037

Example media coverage:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-researchers-practice-really-make/story-25826334-detail/story.html

University coverage:

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/practice-really-does-make-perfect

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/study-shows-follow-through-can-boost-skill-acquisition

 

 

01.10.2014

New paper in PlosOne:

Howard IS & Messum P (2014)

Learning to pronounce first words in three languages: an investigation of caregiver and infant behavior using a computational model of an infant.

PLoS ONE 9(10): e110334. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.011033

 

01.07.2013

The Speech and Motor Neuroscience Group is now setup at the University of Plymouth. The lab is well equipped for running experimental investigation in human motor control and facilities include a Bimanual 2BOT manipulandum with air sleds and a force transducer. Shortly a new 3 dimensional 3BOT manipulandum will be available.  To support development, workshop facilities include oscilloscopes, soldering irons, power supplies, signal generators and a small milling machine and lathe.

 

10.07.2013

The Speech and Motor Neuroscience Group will shortly be looking for PhD students and postdocs in the areas of human motor control, infant speech acquisition and computational modeling in both areas.

 

 

 

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