fMRI and Normal Speech Production In the first issue of this newsletter (McLaughlin, Rogers, & Shibata, 2003), the technique of functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was described. In this article, I will review what we have learned about normal speech production using this technique. As the methods have been described previously, I will ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2003
fMRI and Normal Speech Production
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  • Linda I. Shuster
    Center for Advanced Imaging, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WVA
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Article   |   October 01, 2003
fMRI and Normal Speech Production
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2003, Vol. 13, 16-21. doi:10.1044/nnsld13.3.16
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2003, Vol. 13, 16-21. doi:10.1044/nnsld13.3.16
In the first issue of this newsletter (McLaughlin, Rogers, & Shibata, 2003), the technique of functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was described. In this article, I will review what we have learned about normal speech production using this technique. As the methods have been described previously, I will not discuss them here, except to touch on specific issues related to imaging speech production.
In this review, I discuss studies that used non-meaningful stimuli (e.g., syllable repetition) as well as meaningful stimuli (in this case, single words). Most word-level studies have used fluency tasks, such as asking subjects to produce words beginning with a particular letter or from a particular semantic category (e.g., animals).
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