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Arnold School of Public Health

Speech Neuroscience Lab

The mission of our lab is to provide an integrated approach to the understanding of speech production and motor control mechanisms in the human brain. The ultimate goal of our research is to promote knowledge that can lead to the development of novel methods for diagnosis and treatment of speech motor disorders in patients with neurological deficits.

Research Topics

  • Neuroscience of Speech Production and Motor Control
  • Neurological Bases of Speech Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Electrophysiology (EEG, ERP, ECoG) and Functional Imaging (fMRI) of Human Brain
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
  • Cortical Neural Processing of Voice, Speech and Music
  • Signal Processing and Computational Modeling


Dr. Julius Fridriksson
Director, Aphasia Lab
Department of Communication Disorders
University of South Carolina

Dr. Chris Rorden
Director, Neuropsychology Lab
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Dr. Leonardo Bonilha
Director, MUSC Neuroscience Lab
Department of Neurology
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Gregory Hickok
Director, Center for Language Sciences
Department of Cognitive Science
University of California, Irvine 

Dr. Dirk den Ouden
Director, Neurolinguistics Lab
Department of Communication Disorders
University of South Carolina

Dr. Jeremy Greenlee
Director, Human Brain Research Lab
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Iowa

Dr. Charles Larson
Director, Speech Physiology Lab
Department of Communication Disorders
Northwestern University