Welcome to the Language Perception Lab! We are affiliated with the cognitive area of the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University.

How is the brain wired to make it possible to converse with friends in a cafĂ©? With little effort, you can focus your attention on a person’s speech, recognize the words being spoken, and strings together their meanings to understand the intended message, all in real time, and all while tuning out the many other competing voices and sounds. 

Work in the lab explores the brain mechanisms that are engaged in verbal communication, with a focus on the those that are involved in spoken word recognition. 

Learn more about our current projects:

Grouping Mechanisms and Linguistic Processing

Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Selective Attention

Behavioral and Neural Mechanisms of Audiovisual Speech Integration

Neuroplasticity and Speech Perception in Cochlear Implant Recipients