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Heidi Solberg Økland

Heidi Solberg Økland

Audiovisual speech perception

Speech comprehension under challenging listening conditions

Neural entrainment to speech

Multimodal language use


Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 355294

Research Interests

I'm currently working on a project looking at how seeing the face of a speaker influences the synchronization ("entrainment") of neural activity to speech in difficult listening situations. The key question is how neural entrainment relates to speech comprehension. Specifically, I ask whether the comprehension benefit we get from seeing the speaker in challenging listening conditions can be explained by increased phase coherence between brain oscillations and the speech rhythm.

Keywords

  • Speech

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