Current Research

Description

Current projects focus on the following topics:

 

  • the time course of perceptual learning (including the role of sleep)
  • the role of different memory systems in the acquisition of speech information
  • perceptual learning by individuals with language-based learning difficulties
Lab Publications

Xie, X., Earle, F.S., Myers, E. (in press) Sleep facilitates generalization of accent adaptation to a new talker. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.

Earle, F. S., Landi, N., & Myers, E. B. (2017). Sleep duration predicts behavioral and neural differences in adult speech sound learning. Neuroscience letters, 636, 77-82.

Myers, E., Johns, A.R., Earle, F.S., and Xie, X. (2017).  The Invariance Problem in the Acquisition of Non-Native Phonetic Contrasts: From Instances to Categories. In Lahiri, A. (Ed.) Lexical processing of speech (52-84). Berlin: De Gruyter/Mouton.

Earle, F.S., Myers, E.B. (2015) Sleep and native language interference affects non-native speech sound learning.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Aug 17 , 2015.  DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000113

Earle, F.S., Gallinat, E., Grela, B., Lehto, A., Spaulding, T. (2015) Empirical implications of matching children with Specific Language Impairment to children with typical development on nonvebal IQ.  Journal of Learning Disabilities. 

Earle, F. S., & Myers, E. B. (2015). Overnight consolidation promotes generalization across talkers in the identification of nonnative speech sounds. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(1), EL91-EL97. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4903918

Earle, F.S., Myers, E.B. (2014) Phonetic category stability: an argument for the role of sleep.  Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 5:1192.  DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01192

Lab Presentations

Earle, F.S., Myers, E. (Dec 2016) Neural changes accompanying overnight phonetic learning. To be presented at the 174th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Honolulu, HI

Xie, X., Earle, F.S., Myers, E. (Dec 2016) Overnight sleep facilitates talker generalization of accent adaptation. To be presented at the 174th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Honolulu, HI.

Furmeister, P., Earle, F.S., Rueckl, J., Myers, E. (2016). Visual and auditory native language interference in perceptual learning of non-native speech sounds. Presented at the 173rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Boston, MA.

Earle, F.S. DelTufo, S., Myers, E.B. (April, 2016) Phonemic Restoration in adults with Specific Language Impairment.  Presented at the April, 2016 meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in New York City, NY.

Earle, F.S. & Myers, E.B. (June, 2015). Sleep duration predicts speech sound learning in typical adults, but not in individuals with language impairment. Poster presentation at the 29th Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Seattle, WA.

Earle, S., & Myers, E., Gumkowski, N., Landi, N. (2015, March). Changes to neural sensitivity before and after overnight consolidation of phonetic training is absent in adults with language-based disorders.  Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Earle, S., & Myers, E. (2014, May). The effect of native language interferences on the acquisition of a non-native phonetic contrast.  Poster session presented at the Acoustical Society of America in Providence, RI.

Eagan, E., Earle, S. & Spaulding, T. (2014, June). Investigating the Flynn effect in children with Primary Language Impairment.  Poster session presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders in Madison, WI.

Earle, S., & Myers, E. (2013). The effect of sleep on learned sensitivity to a non-native phonetic contrast. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5), 4107-4107.

Earle, F.S.,Grela, B. (2013, June) The use of adjectives in children with Specific Language Impairment.  Poster session presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.

Earle, F.S., Spaulding, T., Gallinat, E., Grela, B. (2013, June) To Match or Not To Match: The Effect of Matching Children with SLI and Typical Children for Nonverbal IQ on Nonverbal IQ.  Poster session presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.

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