Institutions: Université Laval, Département de Réadaptation
Research interests: Speech and hearing mechanisms; Neurocognitive aging; Neuroimaging; Transcranial magnetic stimulation; fMRI; Speech production; Speech perception; Hearing; Articulation; Phonological processes; Language; Cognition; Orofacial movements; Speech motor control
Pascale Tremblay’s research studies the cognitive neuroscience of human communication using an interdisciplinary approach. She is interested in understanding the mechanisms that support the ability to communicate verbally, that is, to perceive and produce speech and voice (an important carrier of human emotions), which are important building blocks of social interactions. Her work also aims to identify the factors that affect communication in aging, including cognitive aging and sensorimotor aging, and their impact on social interactions and functionning.To achieve these goals, her lab studies the anatomy and functioning of the brain using neuroimaging, behavioral and physiological experimental methods.