15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

A Model of Cortical and Cerebellar Function in Speech

Frank H. Guenther, Satrajit S. Ghosh

Boston University, USA

This paper describes a neural model of speech acquisition and production that accounts for a wide range of experimental data. The model's components correspond to regions of the cerebral cortex and cerebellum that become active during speech production tasks. The model is defined mathematically, and computer simulations verify its ability to account for a wide variety of experimental results concerning speech movements. The model also generates quantitative predictions that can be tested with brain imaging techniques, and it provides a basis for interpreting the functional effects of neurological damage.

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Bibliographic reference.  Guenther, Frank H. / Ghosh, Satrajit S. (2003): "A model of cortical and cerebellar function in speech", In ICPhS-15, 169-174.