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Musical Melody and Speech Intonation: Singing a Different Tune

Robert J. Zatorre, Shari R. Baum
2012 PLoS Biology  
Essays articulate a specific perspective on a topic of broad interest to scientists.  ...  Abstract: Music and speech are often cited as characteristically human forms of communication.  ...  How the two hypothesized mechanisms emerge from interactions between cortical and subcortical pitch-processing mechanisms also remains to be understood.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001372 pmid:22859909 pmcid:PMC3409119 fatcat:7wk7ywdtm5eu7bcznahndw6mwm

Editorial: Brain Oscillations in Human Communication

Johanna M. Rimmele, Joachim Gross, Sophie Molholm, Anne Keitel
2018 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
Editorial on the Research Topic Brain Oscillations in Human Communication This Research Topic featured 15 articles from a wide range of research areas related to human communication.  ...  Rhythmic brain activity has been shown to be of immense importance for the temporal coordination of neural activity and, consequently, for all aspects of cognition and behaviour (Buzsaki and Draguhn, 2004  ...  SPEECH PRODUCTION AND NEURONAL OSCILLATIONS Although cortical oscillations have been shown to be involved in sensorimotor coordination (Arnal and Giraud, 2012) , which is vital for speech production,  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2018.00039 pmid:29467639 pmcid:PMC5808291 fatcat:dima5crc35eldomyqn5iqu6kxy

Biologic and physiologic foundations of speech motor control

Christopher A. Moore
2006 Journal of Communication Disorders  
labs with respect to the functional framework for speech production, ranging from brainstem mechanisms to cortical influences, from neuropathology to normative physiologic changes across the lifespan.  ...  control, sensorimotor integration, speech development, and effects of aging on speech production, came together at the 2005 15th Annual Research Symposium.  ...  The answers to these questions are far-reaching, influencing the most basic models of speech production as well as day-to-day treatment decisions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2006.06.012 pmid:25429163 pmcid:PMC4242522 fatcat:ztoc7wfodncoljyiax7k2rbnpi

Impaired Cognitive Processes Influence Expressive Language Skills In Attention Deficits

Callyn Villanueva
2017 Research Ideas and Outcomes  
This research idea investigates neural interactions by utilizing transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to disrupt neural activities between the frontal and temporal left hemisphere cortices in individuals  ...  in communication, by conducting observational studies of children's communication patterns and studies of complex language comprehension and production.  ...  The properties of speech in verbal communication are important aspects to social interaction.  ... 
doi:10.3897/rio.3.e20662 fatcat:fb5ouwog75helpbjsbi47oneya

The neurobiology of primate vocal communication

Asif A Ghazanfar, Steven J Eliades
2014 Current Opinion in Neurobiology  
Finally, studies on the mechanisms of vocal production demonstrated auditory-motor interactions that may allow for self-monitoring and vocal control.  ...  Understanding the neural basis of these communicative behaviors is important as it has the potential to reveal the basic underpinnings of the still more complex human speech.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Christopher Petkov and Lauren Kelly for a critical reading of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.conb.2014.06.015 pmid:25062473 pmcid:PMC4177356 fatcat:2h5ryzwu3jdljn7be32k2fiybm

Functional and structural aging of the speech sensorimotor neural system: functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence

Pascale Tremblay, Anthony S. Dick, Steven L. Small
2013 Neurobiology of Aging  
The goal of the present study was to characterize functional and structural age-related differences in the cortical network that support speech perception and production, using magnetic resonance imaging  ...  The present results provide novel findings about the neurobiology of aging and verbal communication.  ...  This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health under National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders grants R33 DC008638 and R01 DC003378 (to S.L.S.), and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.02.004 pmid:23523270 pmcid:PMC3651767 fatcat:kpbbmr5axzbxjessderj6htade

Insights into the Neural and Genetic Basis of Vocal Communication

Genevieve Konopka, Todd F. Roberts
2016 Cell  
Human speech is an extreme version of this pervasive form of communication.  ...  The use of vocalizations to communicate information and elaborate social bonds is an adaptation seen in many vertebrate species.  ...  Acknowledgments We apologize for being unable to cover and cite all of the relevant literature due to space constraints. We thank Dr. Brad Lega for comments on the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.02.039 pmid:26967292 pmcid:PMC4788808 fatcat:zgk456xtszg5nntvkyjknxqmwa

Language prediction mechanisms in human auditory cortex

K. J. Forseth, G. Hickok, P. S. Rollo, N. Tandon
2020 Nature Communications  
Spoken language, both perception and production, is thought to be facilitated by an ensemble of predictive mechanisms.  ...  Chronometric stimulation of Heschl's gyrus selectively disrupts speech perception, while stimulation of planum temporale selectively disrupts speech production.  ...  This work was supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders 5R01DC014589, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 5U01NS098981, and National Institute  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19010-6 pmid:33067457 fatcat:wrvnn2uzbvhu7gjmxmwn3xqztu

Severe Broca's Aphasia without Broca's Area Damage

Julius Fridriksson, Leonardo Bonilha, Chris Rorden
2007 Behavioural Neurology  
This case demonstrates how a disconnection between the cortical language areas can lead to severely impaired speech production and repetition but relatively preserved language comprehension.  ...  Rather, this case highlights that different mechanisms may account for impaired language processing in the absence of cortical damage following stroke.  ...  This case demonstrates how a disconnection between the cortical language areas can lead to severely impaired speech production and repetition but relatively preserved language comprehension.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2007/785280 pmid:18430982 pmcid:PMC5469976 fatcat:utbvopfkq5buva2vw47awtwmca

The Role of Rhythm in Speech and Language Rehabilitation: The SEP Hypothesis

Shinya Fujii, Catherine Y. Wan
2014 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
Examining the relationship between rhythm and speech is fundamental not only to our understanding of the origins of human communication but also in the treatment of neurological disorders.  ...  Note that rhythm in singing (right) has a more salient pulse-or beat-based timing compared with rhythm in speech (left). The role of rhythm in speech and language rehabilitation: the SEP hypothesis.  ...  the importance of cortical hand motor areas for human communication.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00777 pmid:25352796 pmcid:PMC4195275 fatcat:l742wghwcjcsblohpfcmvoqmc4

Translating Principles of Neural Plasticity Into Research on Speech Motor Control Recovery and Rehabilitation

Christy L. Ludlow, Jeannette Hoit, Raymond Kent, Lorraine O. Ramig, Rahul Shrivastav, Edythe Strand, Kathryn Yorkston, Christine M. Sapienza
2008 Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research  
The possible involvement of neural plasticity in changes in speech production in normalcy, development, aging, and neurological diseases and disorders was considered.  ...  Method-A working group in speech motor control and disorders developed this report, which examines the potential relevance of basic research on the brain mechanisms involved in neural plasticity and discusses  ...  Preparation of this report was supported in part by the Intramural Program of the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  ... 
doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2008/019) pmid:18230849 pmcid:PMC2364711 fatcat:sts652gthnakjm3pak67t3onjq

Real-life speech production and perception have a shared premotor-cortical substrate

Olga Glanz, Johanna Derix, Rajbir Kaur, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Peter Auer, Ad Aertsen, Tonio Ball
2018 Scientific Reports  
We took advantage of ECoG's ability to capture high-gamma activity (70-350 Hz) as a spatially and temporally precise index of cortical activation during unconstrained, naturalistic speech production and  ...  This region became active early relative to the onset of speech production and was recruited during speech perception regardless of acoustic background noise.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank DFG-GRK 1624 'Frequency effects in language' (University of Freiburg), BrainLinks-BrainTools (DfG grant EXC1086, University of Freiburg) and the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung (grant  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26801-x pmid:29891885 pmcid:PMC5995900 fatcat:y547nraylfghdpibudy4blwgg4

Stuttering: a dynamic motor control disorder

Christy L. Ludlow, Torrey Loucks
2003 Journal of Fluency Disorders  
The purpose of this review is to determine what neural mechanisms may be dysfunctional in stuttering. Three sources of evidence are reviewed.  ...  processing for production.  ...  On the other hand, speech communication involves both cortical and subcortical systems.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jfludis.2003.07.001 pmid:14643066 fatcat:r65msqmh2jbszj3jpaf23ztfga

New Developments in Understanding the Complexity of Human Speech Production

Kristina Simonyan, Hermann Ackermann, Edward F. Chang, Jeremy D. Greenlee
2016 Journal of Neuroscience  
Speech is one of the most unique features of human communication. Our ability to articulate our thoughts by means of speech production depends critically on the integrity of the motor cortex.  ...  of speech motor control.  ...  The contribution of the basal ganglia and cerebellum to the control of speech production In addition to the vSMC and other cortical areas, speech production recruits the basal ganglia and cerebellum.  ... 
doi:10.1523/jneurosci.2424-16.2016 pmid:27911747 pmcid:PMC5125211 fatcat:r2j4ywmx4vanpdlhcje4rqau4i

The right hemisphere is highlighted in connected natural speech production and perception

Anna Maria Alexandrou, Timo Saarinen, Sasu Mäkelä, Jan Kujala, Riitta Salmelin
2017 NeuroImage  
A B S T R A C T Current understanding of the cortical mechanisms of speech perception and production stems mostly from studies that focus on single words or sentences.  ...  However, it has been suggested that processing of real-life connected speech may rely on additional cortical mechanisms.  ...  The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Appendix A.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.006 pmid:28268122 fatcat:ohhmilazdfbc5n3lfbw5sbdifq
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