I am interested in the neural basis of vocal communication - how our brains process the information in speech and voices, and how our brains control the production of our voice. Within this, I am interested in the roles of streams of processing in auditory cortex, hemispheric asymmetries, and the interaction of speech processing with attentional and working memory factors. I have extended this to the study of non-verbal emotional vocal expressions and have recently been exploring the perception and neurobiology of laughter.
Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCL
Polytechnic of Central London, BSc (Hons)
Grants and Contracts
neurobiology of speech perception - from sound to social interactions
neurobiology of speech perception - cognitive and clinical links