Current projects in the lab focus on three major topics:
- Flexibility in native speech sound perception (behavioral, ERP, fMRI)
- Non-native speech sound acquisition (behavioral, ERP, fMRI)
- Functional and neural consequences of aphasia treatment (behavioral, fMRI)
Our techniques include:
- Behavioral psychophysics
- ERP (in collaboration with the Cog Sci Shared ERP Resource Lab: CSSERL)
- fMRI ( in collaboration with Haskins Laboratories, UConn Brain Imaging Center)
Luthra, S., Fuhrmeister, P., Molfese, P.J., Guediche, S., Blumstein, S. E., Myers, E.B. (2019). Brain-behavior relationships in incidental learning of non-native phonetic categories. Brain and Language.
Luthra, S., Guediche, S., Blumstein, S. E., & Myers, E.B. (2018). Neural substrates of subphonemic variation and lexical competition in spoken word recognition. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
Johns, A. J., Skoe, E., & Myers, E.B. (2018). Sensory and cognitive contributions to age-related changes in spoken word recognition. Language and Linguistics Compass 12(2), 1-25.
Xie, X., & Myers, E.B. (2018). Left inferior frontal gyrus sensitivity to phonetic competition in receptive language processing: A comparison of clear and conversational speech. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(3), 267-280.
Xie, X., *Earle, F. S., & Myers, E. B. (2018). Sleep facilitates generalisation of accent adaptation to a new talker. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(2), 196-210.
Earle, F. S., Landi, N., & Myers, E. B. (2017). Adults with Specific Language Impairment fail to consolidate speech sounds during sleep. Neuroscience Letters.
Fuhrmeister, P., & Myers, E.B. (2017). Non-native phonetic learning is destabilized by exposure to phonological variability before and after training. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142, EL448.
Saltzman, D. & Myers, E. (2017). Listeners are maximally flexible in updating phonetic beliefs over time. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 1-7.
Xie, X., Earle, F. S., & Myers, E. B. (2017). Sleep facilitates generalisation of accent adaptation to a new talker. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 1-15.
Xie, X., & Myers, E. B. (2017). Learning a talker or learning an accent: Acoustic similarity constrains generalization of foreign accent adaptation to new talkers. Journal of Memory and Language, 97, 30–46.
Myers, E.B. (2017). From sound to meaning. Physics Today, 70(4), 34-39.
Myers, E.B., Johns, A.R., Earle, F.S., and Xie, X. (2017). The Invariance Problem in the Acquisition of Non-Native Phonetic Contrasts: From Instances to Categories. In Lahiri, A. (Ed.) Lexical processing of speech (52-84). Berlin: De Gruyter/Mouton.
Myers, E. B., & Theodore, R. M. (2017). Voice-sensitive brain networks encode talker-specific phonetic detail. Brain and Language, 165, 33-44.
Xie, X., Theodore, R., and Myers, E.B. (2017). More than a boundary shift: perceptual adaptation to foreign-accented speech reshapes the internal structure of phonetic categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43: 206-217.
Earle, F. S., Landi, N., & Myers, E. B. (2017). Sleep duration predicts behavioral and neural differences in adult speech sound learning. Neuroscience Letters.
Drouin, J. R., Theodore, R. M., & Myers, E. B. (2016). Lexically guided perceptual tuning of internal phonetic category structure. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, EL307-EL313.
Castelluccio, B. C., Myers, E. B., Schuh, J. M., & Eigsti, I.-M. (2015). Neural Substrates of Processing Anger in Language: Contributions of Prosody and Semantics. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10936-015-9405-z
Mozeiko, J., Coelho, C. A., & Myers, E. B. (2015). The role of intensity in constraint-induced language therapy for people with chronic aphasia. Aphasiology, 30, 339-363.
Theodore, R. M., Myers, E. B., & Lomibao, J. A. (2015). Talker-specific influences on phonetic category structure. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 1068–1078. http://doi.org/10.1121/1.4927489
Earle, F. S., & Myers, E. B. (2015). Sleep and native language interference affect non-native speech sound learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 41, 1680–1695. http://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000113
Xie, X., & Myers, E. (2015). The impact of musical training and tone language experience on talker identification. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 419. doi:10.1121/1.4904699
Xie, X., & Myers, E.B. (2015). General language ability predicts talker identification. In Noelle, D. C., Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S., Yoshimi, J., Matlock, T., Jennings, C. D., & Maglio, P. P. (Eds.) (2015). Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Earle, F.S., & Myers, E.B. (2015). Overnight consolidation promotes generalization across talkers in the identification of nonnative speech sounds. JASA-EL (Vol.137, No.1). DOI: 10.1121/1.4903918
Earle FS and Myers EB (2014). Building phonetic categories: an argument for the role of sleep. Front. Psychol. 5:1192. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01192
Myers EB (2014) Emergence of category-level sensitivities in non-native speech sound learning. Front. Neurosci. 8:238. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00238
Myers, E. B., & Mesite, L. M. (2014). Neural systems underlying perceptual adjustment to non-standard speech tokens. Journal of Memory and Language, 76, 80–93. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2014.06.00
Del Tufo SN and Myers EB (2014). Phonemic restoration in developmental dyslexia. Front. Neurosci. 8:134. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00134
Blumstein, S. E., and Myers, E.B. (2013). Neural Systems Underlying Speech Perception. Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Swan, K.S., Myers E.B. (2013). Category labels induce boundary-dependent perceptual warping in learned speech categories. Second Language Research, 29(4), 391-411. 10.1177/0267658313491763
Feldman, Naomi, Myers, E.B., White, K.S., Griffiths, T.L., and Morgan, J.L. (2013). Word-level information influences phonetic learning in adults and infants. Cognition, 127(3), 427-38.
Magnuson, J.S., Mirman, D. and Myers, E. (2013). Spoken Word Recognition. In D. Reisberg (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology (pp 412-441). New York, USA: Oxford University Press
Myers, E.B., and Swan, K.S. (2012). Effects of category learning on neural sensitivity to non-native phonetic categories. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(8), 1695-708.
Salvata, C, Blumstein, S.E., Myers, E. B. (2012). Speaker Invariance for Phonetic Information: an FMRI Investigation. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(2), 210-230.
Peramunage, D., Blumstein, S. E., Myers, E. B., Goldrick, M., & Baese-Berk, M. (2011). Phonological neighborhood effects in spoken word production: an fMRI study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(3), 593-603.
Myers, E. B., Blumstein, S.E. Walsh, E, and Eliassen, J. (2009). Inferior frontal regions underlie the perception of phonetic category invariance. Psychological Science, 20(7), 895-903.
Britton, B., Blumstein, S.E., Myers, E.B., and Grindrod, C. (2009). The role of spectral and durational properties on hemispheric asymmetries in vowel perception. Neuropsychologia, 47(4), 1096-106.
Bielenko, N., Grindrod, C. Myers, E., and Blumstein, S. (2009). Neural correlates of semantic competition during processing of ambiguous words. Journal of Cognitive Neurosceience, 21(5), 960-75.
Myers, E.B and Blumstein, S.E (2008). The neural bases of the lexical effect: An fMRI investigation. Cerebral Cortex 18(2): 278-88.
Grindrod, C., Bilenko, N., Myers, E., and Blumstein, S. (2008). The role of the left inferior frontal gyrus in implicit semantic competition and selection: an event-related fMRI study. Brain Research, Sep 10; 1229, 167—78.
Ruff, I., Blumstein, S.E., Myers, E.B., and Hutchison, E. (2008). Recruitment of anterior and posterior structures in lexical-semantic processing: An fMRI study comparing implicit and explicit tasks. Brain and Language 105(1), 41-9.
Hutchison, E., Blumstein, S.E., and Myers, E.B. (2008). An event-related fMRI investigation of voice-onset time discrimination. NeuroImage 40(1): 342-52.
Myers, E.B. (2007). Dissociable effects of phonetic competition and category typicality in a phonetic categorization task: An fMRI investigation. Neuropsychologia 45:1463-1473.
Prabhakaran, R., Blumstein, S.E., Myers, E.B., Hutchison, E., and Britton, B. (2006). An event-related fMRI investigation of phonological-lexical competition. Neuropsychologia 44(12), 2209-21.
Blumstein, S.E., Myers, E.B, and Rissman, J. (2005). The perception of voice-onset time: An fMRI investigation of phonetic category structure. Journal of Cognitive Neurosicence 17(9), 1353-66.
Myers, E.B. and Blumstein, S.E. (2005). Selectional restriction and semantic priming effects in normals and Broca’s aphasics. Journal of Neurolinguistics 18(3), 277-296.
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