Tyler K. Perrachione, PhD

Tyler Perrachione, PhD

Title
Assistant Professor
Peter Paul Career Development Professor
Director, Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory
Office
617-358-7410
Email
tkp@bu.edu
Education
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.A., Linguistics, Northwestern University
B.A., Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Northwestern University
Website or Lab
Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory
CV
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Courses Taught

  • SAR SH 521 Phonetics
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation Professions
  • SAR SH 755 Applied Speech Science

Research Interests

  • Developmental disorders of language and reading (specific language impairment, dyslexia)
  • Human voice recognition and social auditory perception
  • Mechanisms of plasticity in human auditory cortex
  • Brain bases of complex auditory processing(including speech and voice perception)

Recent Presentations

  • Osher, D.E., Saygin, Z.M., Perrachione, T.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012) “The functional connectomics underlying dyslexic adaptation deficits.” 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (New Orleans, October 2012).
  • Norton, E.S., Beach, S.D., Cyr, A.B., Ozernov-Palchik, O., Garel, K.A., Perrachione, T.K., Wolf, M., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Gaab, N. (2012) “Brain differences in kindergarten children with and without behavioral risk for dyslexia: Toward finding fMRI and EEG predictors of reading difficulties.” 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, (Montreal, July 2012).
  • Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) “Dysfunction of rapid cortical plasticity in dyslexia.” 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Washington DC, November 2011).

For a full list of presentations, click here.

    Recent Publications

    • Perrachione, T.K., Fedorenko, E.G., Vinke, L., Gibson, E., Dilley, L.C. (in press, 2013) “Evidence for shared cognitive processing of pitch in language and music.” PloS One.
    • Perrachione, T.K. & Ghosh, S.S. (2013) “Optimized design and analysis of sparse-sampling fMRI experiments.”Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, 55.
    • Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) “Human voice recognition depends on language ability.” Science, 333, 595.
    • Perrachione, T.K., Lee, J., Ha, L.Y.Y., & Wong, P.C.M. (2011) “Learning novel phonological contrasts: Individual differences and instructional paradigms interact to determine success.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 461-472.

    For a full publication list, click here.

      Academic and Professional Honors

      • 2013 Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
      • 2012 Walle Nauta Award for Continuing Dedication to Teaching, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
      • 2011 Walle Nauta Award for Continuing Dedication to Teaching, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
      • 2010 Angus McDonald Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
      • 2008-2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship