TMS workshop with Kate Watkins
Title: Stimulating speech: Auditory-motor interactions in production and perception
In my lab, we use non-invasive brain stimulation to explore auditory-motor interactions during speech perception and speech production. I will describe how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) works and provide a number of examples of how we have used this method in combination with behaviour and other measures of brain function. This work started in Montreal, when we and others showed that the excitability of the primary representation of the articulators in left motor cortex increases during speech perception (Watkins et al., 2003; Fadiga et al., 2003; Murakami et al., 2011). Full abstract for workshop available here.
Kate Watkins is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford.
When: Wednesday, May 15, 9:30-11:00 am
Where: Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Pine Ave W, room 501
Accessibility: Accessible entrances are from Pine Ave (room 501 is just inside the Pine entrance) or through Life Sciences complex, roundabout at 3649 Sir-William-Osler (Take the elevator to the 5th floor, when exiting the elevator turn right and walk all the way to the end of the hallway). Entire building is served by accessible elevators, with accessible washrooms on all levels.
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