Connecting mouths, minds and movement
The New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to the study of human language. The researchers come from a wide range of disciplines, forging connections across linguistics, speech production and perception, language acquisition, language disorders, social cognition, memory, brain imaging, cognitive science, bilingual education, and interface technologies. This highly interdisciplinary team is working together toward a truly unified understanding of how language is acquired, produced and understood in its social and physical contexts.
UC - What If? story - What if we learnt Te Reo to delay Alzheimers?
NZILBB Seminar Series: Stephen Bier (University of Auckland) Using the perturbation of the Contact quotient of the EGG waveform to analyse age differences in adult speech. Thursday13 March, 4pm Locke 104a
NZILBB Seminar Series: Kate Nation (University of Oxford) Form-meaning connections and learning to read words. Monday 17th March, 1pm Locke 104a
15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. NZILBB will be hosting SST 2014.
Lotteries Health Research grant: Catherine Theys (NZILBB Post-Doctoral Fellow) has been awarded $25,000 by LHR for an upgrade to the Bio-Semi EEG system.
Marsden Success in 2013: Congratulations to Lynn Clark on being awarded a Marsden for her project 'Recency Effects in Spoken New Zealand English' and also to Megan McAuliffe and Don Sinex for 'How listeners comprehend distorted speech”.
New Adjunct Associate Professor appointment - Associate Professor William Gavin has been appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor with NZILBB.
John Templeton Foundation Grant success - Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern University), Jen Hay, Stephanie Stokes and Christoph Bartneck (all University of Canterbury) have been awarded a USD $2.7 million grant on 'Creativity and Cooperation in the Dynamics of the Lexicon: from Lexis to Logos'
The Brain and Stuttering
NZILBB postdoctoral researcher Dr Catherine Theys and PhD student Annalise Fletcher talk about their research into using brain imaging techniques to investigate the cause of stuttering.
Articulatory Phonetics Bryan Gick, Ian Wilson, and Donald Derrick. Articulatory Phonetics presents a concise and non-technical introduction to the physiological processes involved in producing sounds in human speech. With a primary focus on the basic anatomy and physiology of speech and how different kinds of speech sounds are made, the text serves as an ideal guide through this burgeoning area of research.
Jeanette King featured on TV One's Breakfast show Can learning a second language help keep Alzheimers at bay?
Now available for purchase through Amazon. Made possible with the support of NZILBB and HIT Lab NZ.
Waking up with a new accent (Campbell Live)
Megan McAuliffe discussing Foreign Accent Syndrome.
Lost for Words. Listener article with Stephanie Borrie.