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Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

Ben Maassen and Pascal van Lieshout

Abstract

Speaking is not only the basic mode of communication, but also the most complex motor skill humans can perform. Disorders of speech and language are the most common sequelae of brain disease or injury, a condition faced by millions of people each year. Health care practitioners need to interact with scientists in order to develop and evaluate new methods of clinical diagnosis and therapy to help their patients overcome or compensate their communication difficulties. In recent years, collaboration between those in the disciplines of neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, mathematical modelling, ... More

Keywords: speaking, communication, motor skill, neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, mathematical modelling, neuroscientists, speech science, speech motor control, speech disorders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235797.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Maassen, editor
Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) & University Medical Center, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Pascal van Lieshout, editor
Department of Speech Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada

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Section 1 Modelling of speech production

Section 2 Genetics and neurology

Section 3 Speech motor development

Section 4 Fluency disorders

Section 5 Clinical impact

Section 6 Methods

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