Jason Tourville, PhD

Jason Tourville, PhD

Title
Research Assistant Professor
Email
jtour@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-9484
Education
B.A., Neuroscience, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 1996
Ph.D., Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2008
CV
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Scholarly Interests

  • Speech neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroanatomy

Recent Presentations

  • Tourville, J.A., and Worth, A.J. Interactive digital atlas of the human cerebral sulci. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C., November, 2011.
  • Beal, D., Tourville, J.A., Segawa, J.A., Cai, S. and Guenther, F.G. An fMRI study of speech-sequence learning in people who stutter. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. San Diego, CA, November, 2011.
  • Segawa, J.A., Tourville, J.A., and Guenther, F.H. Neuroimaging evidence of phonological and structural frame representations in subsyllabic speech motor sequence learning. 9th International Seminar on Speech Production. Montreal, Canada, June, 2011
  • Segawa, J.A., Tourville, J.A., and Guenther, F.H. Neural correlates of speech motor sequence learning. 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Quebec City, Canada, June, 2011.
  • Worth, A., Millington, G., and Tourville, J.A. (2011). NeuroMorphoNaut: An open source tool to make anatomy less tedious. 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Quebec City, Canada, June, 2011.
  • Klein, A., Worth, A.J., Tourville, J.T., Landman, B.A., Dal Canton, T., Ghosh, S.S., and Shattuck, D.W. An interactive tool for constructing optimal brain colormaps. 40th Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA, November, 2010.
  • Worth, A.J., Millington, G.L., Tourville, J.A., Carper, R.A., Kennedy, D.N., and Salamon, G. Creating a large-scale morphometric baseline from MRI brain scans. 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL, November, 2009.
  • Robin, D.A., Guenther, F.H., Narayana, S., Jacks, A., Tourville, J.A., Ramage, A.E., Lancaster, J.L., Franklin, C., Ghosh, S., and Fox, P.T. A transcranial magnetic stimulation virtual lesion study of speech. Conference on Motor Speech, Monterey, CA, March, 2008.
  • Tourville, J.A., and Guenther, F.H. Neural mechanisms underlying sensory feedback control of speech. 154th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, LA, November, 2007.
  • Reilly, K.J., Guenther, F.H., and Tourville, J.A. A neuroimaging investigation of auditory-motor learning. 154th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, LA, November, 2007.
  • Reilly, K.J., Guenther, F.H., Tourville, J.A., and Bohland, J.W. Brain activations during learning of a novel speech sensorimotor mapping. Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders. Austin, TX, March, 2006.
  • Tourville, J.A., Guenther, F.H., Ghosh, S.S., Reilly, K.J., Bohland, J.W., and Nieto-Castanon, A. Effects of acoustic and articulatory perturbation on cortical activity during speech production. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Toronto, Canada, June, 2005.
  • Tourville, J.A., Guenther, F.H., Ghosh, S.S., and Bohland, J.W. Effects of jaw perturbation on cortical activity during speech production. 148th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA, November, 2004.
  • Guenther, F.H., Tourville, J.A., and Bohland, J. Modeling the representation of speech sounds in auditory cortical areas. 145th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Nashville, TN, April, 2003.

Recent Publications

  • Tourville, J.T. and Guenther, F.H. (2011). The DIVA model: A neural theory of speech acquisition and production. Language and Cognitive Processes. 25(7): 952-981.
  • Golfinopoulos E., Tourville, J.A., Bohland J,W., Ghosh S.S., Nieto-Castanon A., and Guenther F.H. (2011). MRI investigation of unexpected somatosensory feedback perturbation during speech. Neuroimage. 55(3):1324-1328.
  • Golfinopolous, E., Tourville, J.T. and Guenther, F.H. (2010). The integration of large-scale neural network modeling and functional brain imaging in speech motor control. Neuroimage. 52(3):862-874.
  • Guenther, F.H., Brumberg, J.S., Wright, E.J., Nieto-Castanon, A., Tourville, J.A., Panko, M., Law, R., Siebert, S.A., Bartels, J.L., Andreasen, D.S., Ehirim, P., Mao, H., and Kennedy, P.R. (2009). A wireless brain-machine interface for real-time speech synthesis. PLos ONE. 4(12):e8218.
  • Peeva, M.G., Guenther, F.H., Tourville, J.A., Nieto-Castanon, A., Anton, J., Nazarian, B., and Alario, F. (2010). Distinct representations of phonemes, syllables, and supra-syllabic sequences in the speech production network. Neuroimage. 50(2):626-638.
  • Ghosh S.S., Tourville, J.A., and Guenther F.H. (2008). A neuroimaging study of premotor lateralization and cerebellar involvement in the production of phonemes and syllables. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 51:1183-1202.
  • Tourville, J.A., Reilly, K.J., and Guenther, F.H. (2008). Neural mechanisms underlying auditory feedback control of speech. NeuroImage, 39(3):1429-1443.
  • Guenther, F.H., Ghosh, S.S., and Tourville, J.A. (2006). Neural modeling and imaging of the cortical interactions underlying syllable production. Brain and Language, 96(3):280-301.
  • Klein A., Mensh B., Ghosh S., Tourville J., and Hirsch J. (2005). Mindboggle: automated brain labeling with multiple atlases. BMC Medical Imaging, 5:7
  • Guenther, F.H., Nieto-Castanon, A., Ghosh, S.S., and Tourville, J.A. (2004). Representation of sound categories in auditory cortical maps. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 47(1):46-57.
  • Nieto-Castanon, A., Ghosh, S.S., Tourville, J.A., and Guenther, F.H. (2003). Region-of-interest based analysis of functional imaging data. NeuroImage, 19:1303-1316.

Professional Activities

  • Research Assistant Professor, Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technologies, 2011-present
  • Associate Director, SpeechLab
  • Faculty, Graduate Program for Neuroscience: Computational Neuroscience, 2011-present
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience
  • Member, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Recent Grant Activity

  • NIH R01 DC007683, Investigator, 4/1/2011-3/31/2016 (Frank Guenther, PI)
  • NIH R01 DC002852, Investigator, 8/1/2011-7/31/2016 (Frank Guenther, PI)
  • NIH R01 MH084029, Consultant, 7/1/2009-6/30/2012 (Arno Klein, PI)

Awards and Honors

  • Boston University Graduate Research Fellowship, 2000-2008
  • Outstanding Teaching Fellow, Boston University, 2002
  • Best Student Paper in Speech Communication, Acoustical Society of America, 2004