Institutions: McGill University, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Research interests: Language neuroscience; Speech science
A primary goal of Shari Baum’s research is to ascertain the neural substrates of various aspects of language processing, including word recognition, speech and prosodic production and perception, and sentence processing. To this end, she is utilizing ERP, TMS and fMRI paradigms. Recently, Shari Baum’s research has focused on bilingualism, with studies of neuroplasticity and speech processing across a range of language learners, including older adults. Research on aspects of normal speech motor control is also underway, including kinematic and acoustic studies of speech adaptation to perturbation.