CNS Satellite Symposium: Neural bases of speech production, 27th March 2015

Genentech Hall Auditorium - UCSF Mission Bay


Organisers: Professor John HoudeDept of OHNS & Professor Srikantan NagarajanDept of Radiology

How does the neural circuitry of the brain create speech, and what are the constraints on this process? In the past several years, there has been exciting progress on many aspects of this topic, and at this symposium we will hear from many of the leaders in the field who are advancing it. In a full-day symposium, a series of fourteen speakers will present the latest findings on the neural control of speech output, how sensory feedback interacts with it, and how learning plays a role in the process.

Free registration is avaliable here. Please note: you can attend this event without registration, this is simply to give us an idea of numbers. Thank you! 

Directions to Byers Auditorium are here.  

Symposium Schedule

8.45 AM


Session chair: John Houde, Dept of Otolarngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF

9:00 AM

Opening remarks from session chair
John F. Houde, Dept. of Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

9:05 AM

Motor learning or sensorimotor learning?
Mohammad Darainy
- McGill University

9:32 AM

Regional brain differences in fMRI activation to voluntary
versus involuntary responses to pitch shift pertubations
during vocalisation

Donald Robin - UT Health Science Center
9.59 AM

Behavioural and neural correlates of speech motor learning
Jenn Segawa - Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences,
Boston University

10:26 AM

Coffee break (15 mins)

Session Chair: Ben Parell, UC Berkeley

10:41 AM

Auditory cortical predictions of vocal feedback are task-dependent
Carrie Niziolek 
- Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
UCSF, San Francisco

11:07 AM Investigating the role of the cerebellum in the sensory proessing
during vocal behaviour
Zarinah Agnew - Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
UCSF, San Francisco
11:33 AM The Role of Attention in Sensorimotor Control of Vocal Pitch

Jeffery Jones - Wilfrid Laurier University

12:00 PM

Lunch (1 hour)

Session Chair: Zarinah Agnew, Dept of Otolarngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF

1:00 PM

What is the Point of Speaking?
Sophie Scott - University College London

1:27 PM

Functional Connectome of Speech Production
Kristina Simonyan, Department of Neurology,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

1.54 PM

The architecture of the speech production system
Greg Hickok - University of California, Irvine


Coffee break (15 mins)

Session chair: Carrie Niziolek - Dept of Otolarngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF

2:36 PM The Functional Specificity of Efference Copies in Speech Processing
and a Dual-Pathway-Prediction Model
David Poeppel, NYU
3:03 PM

The Auditory Representation of Speech Sounds in Human Motor Cortex 
Eddie Chang, Center for Neural Engineering,
UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco

3:30 PM

Coffee break (15 minutes)

Session chair:  Srikantan Nagarajan - Dept of Radiology, UCSF

3.45 PM

Vocal Variability: Computational Consequences and
Neurophysiological Substrates
Sam Sober - Emory University

4:12 PM

Timing Regulation in Speech (and birdsong)
Louis Goldstein - University of Southern California

4.39 PM

Functional Role of Delta and Theta Band Oscillations for Auditory Feedback Processing during vocal pitch motor control
Roozbeh Behroozmand - University of South Carolina

5.05 PM