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Evidence for Cerebellar Contributions to Adaptive Plasticity in Speech Perception

Sara Guediche, Lori L. Holt, Patryk Laurent, Sung-Joo Lim and Julie A. Fiez

in Cerebral Cortex

Volume 25, issue 7, pages 1867-1877
Published in print July 2015 | ISSN: 1047-3211
Published online January 2014 | e-ISSN: 1460-2199 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bht428
Evidence for Cerebellar Contributions to Adaptive Plasticity in Speech Perception

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Human speech perception rapidly adapts to maintain comprehension under adverse listening conditions. For example, with exposure listeners can adapt to heavily accented speech produced by a non-native speaker. Outside the domain of speech perception, adaptive changes in sensory and motor processing have been attributed to cerebellar functions. The present functional magnetic resonance imaging study investigates whether adaptation in speech perception also involves the cerebellum. Acoustic stimuli were distorted using a vocoding plus spectral-shift manipulation and presented in a word...

Keywords: adaptation; cerebellum; fMRI; perceptual learning; supervised learning

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Subjects: Neurology ; Clinical Neuroscience ; Neuroscience

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