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Professor Sophie K Scott

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Research Interests

The neurobiology of speech perception, including the functional sub systems in human auditory cortex, the evolution of speech, the difference between intelligibilty and comprehension. I'm interested in how we understand all kinds of information from the voice, including emotion, and we've recently done a lot of work on laughter.


    • Eisner,F., McGettigan,C., Faulkner,A., Rosen,S., Scott,S.K. (Forthcoming). Inferior frontal gyrus activation predicts individual differences in perceptual learning of cochlear-implant simulations. Journal of Neuroscience . ISSN: 0270-6474
    • McGettigan,C., Agnew,Z.K., Scott,S.K. (2010). Are articulatory commands automatically and involuntarily activated during speech perception? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America . ISSN: 0027-8424
    • McGettigan,C., Warren,J.E., Eisner,F., Marshall,C.R., Shanmugalingam,P., Scott,S.K. (Forthcoming). Neural correlates of sublexical processing in phonological working memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience . ISSN: 0898-929X
    • Sauter,D.A., Calder,A.J., Eisner,F., Scott,S.K. (Forthcoming). Perceptual cues in non-verbal vocal expressions of emotion. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology . ISSN: 1747-0218
    • Scott,S.K. (Forthcoming). The Neurobiology of Speech Perception. in Cutler,A. (ed.) Twenty-First Century Psycholingusitics: Four Cornerstones. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates
    • Scott,S.K., Clegg,F., Rudge,P., Burgess,P.W. (Forthcoming). Foreign accent syndrome, speech rhythm and the functional neuronatomy of speech production. Journal of Neurolinguistics . ISSN: 0911-6044
    • Sharp,D., Scott,S.K., Cutler,A., Wise,R.J.S. (Forthcoming). Neuroanatomy of word reconstruction. Brain and Language . ISSN: 0093-934X
    • Sharp,D.J., Turkheimer,F., Bose,S., Scott,S.K., Wise,R.J.S. (Forthcoming). Increased fronto-parietal integration after stroke and cognitive recovery. Annals of Neurology . ISSN: 0364-5134
    • Takaso,H., Eisner,F., Wise,R.J.S., Scott,S.K. (Forthcoming). The effect of delayed auditory feedback on activity in the temporal lobe while speaking: A PET study. Journal of Speech Hearing and Language Research