The main focus of the Speech Communication group is the neural basis of human speech processing. We are particularly interested in how this relates to subsystems in human auditory cortex, analogies with communication by non-human primates, and the role of sensorimotor interfaces in speech perception.
See and hear an example of some of our stimuli here.
We work with speech perception and production, and also we study other kinds of vocal behaviour, such as non verbal emotional vocalisations. As part of this, we've been working a lot on laughter - find out more on our laughter lab site.