• Additional Titles:Peter Paul Career Development Professor
    Director, Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory
  • Education:B.A., Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Northwestern University
    M.A., Linguistics, Northwestern University
    Ph.D., Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Website or Lab: Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory
  • Phone:617-358-7410

Health Matters Virtual Conference

Dr. Perrachione provides an overview of the Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015.

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice 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)

Courses Taught

  • KHC NE 102 Reading, Language, and the Brain
  • SAR SH 221 Phonetics
  • SAR SH 755 Applied Speech Science

Selected Presentations

  • Lim, S.-J., Shinn-Cunningham, B., & Perrachione, T.K. (2017). “Effects of voice continuity and stimulus rate on auditory working memory.” Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience XV (Washington, DC, November 2017).
  • Haenchen, L., Daliri, A., Dougherty, S.C., Thurston, E.J., Chartove, J., Guenther, F.H., & Perrachione, T.K. (2017). “Sensorimotor adaptation to auditory perturbation of speech is facilitated by noninvasive brain stimulation.” 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Boston, June 2017).
  • Scott, T.L., Dougherty, S.C., Choi, J.Y., & Perrachione, T.K. (2017). “The role of language-specific vs. domain-general systems in phonological working memory.” 23rd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (Vancouver, June 2017).
  • Perrachione, T.K., Dougherty, S.C., Choi, J.Y., & Hu, E.R. (2016). “Noninvasive brain stimulation to facilitate foreign language speech-sound learning in low-aptitude learners.” 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Honolulu, November 2016).

For a full list of presentations, click here.

    Selected Publications

    • Perrachione, T.K., Ghosh, S.S., Ostrovskaya, I., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Kovelman, I. (2017). “Phonological working memory for words and nonwords in cerebral cortex.” Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 1959-1979.
    • Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Winter, R., Murtagh, J., Cyr, A., Chang, P., Halverson, K., Ghosh, S.S., Christodoulou, J.A. & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2016). “Dysfunction of rapid neural adaptation in dyslexia.” Neuron, 92, 1383-1397.
    • 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.

    For a full publication list, click here.

      Research Funding

      • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation; “Dysfunction of cortical systems for language and working memory in autism spectrum disorder”, 01/16 — 01/18, Principal Investigator.
      • NIH, NIDCD, R03 DC014045, “Neural bases of phonological working memory in developmental language disorders”, 05/15 — 06/18, Principal Investigator.

      Academic and 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

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