Humans communicate their emotions, attitudes, and intentions in a variety of ways while speaking--these can be detected in the content of language (what we say) and in nonverbal expressions of the voice and face which accompany language (how we say it).
The broad aim of our research is to understand how adults communicate their emotions and intentions to others, how these meanings are interpreted in spoken language, and what brain mechanisms contribute to these abilities. We are also looking at the social and cultural factors that influence vocal communication. We are testing our hypotheses using acoustic, behavioural, electrophysiological, and functional neuroimaging methods.
Our research group
Jonathan Caballero Meneses, PhD - Postdoctoral Researcher
Deirdre Truesdale - PhD Candidate, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Yondu Mori - PhD Candidate, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Maël Mauchand - PhD Candidate, Integrated Program in Neuroscience
Shuyi Zhang - PhD Candidate, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Marikris de Leon - PhD student, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Luisa E. Hernández Melo - PhD student, Integrated Program in Neuroscience