Welcome to the MAPS lab!
At the Memory and Perception of Speech (MAPS) Lab, we investigate how linguistic experience shapes our perception of spoken language. The recent focus of this program has been in the role of memory consolidation during sleep in the acquisition of speech information (see Current Research for more information). Our methods combine behavioral with neuroimaging (fMRI, ERP) techniques to better understand the neural underpinnings of perceptual phenomena. We study these questions in populations with typical and impaired language, in order to improve remediation efforts in those who struggle with spoken language processing.
Emily Fritzson recently traveled to Boston to represent MAPS at the annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting! Poster title: Quality of perceptual categories predict speeded, but not non-speeded, cognitive...read more
Adults with SLI fail to consolidate speech sounds during sleep: Still in press, but accessible online here.read more
New paper from the MAPS lab on the relationship between native speech processing and learning nonnative speech sounds in adulthood! Click here for access.read more
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