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The Speech & Brain Group

We investigate how brain areas interact during speech communication.  We use brain imaging and brain stimulation to study typical speech perception and production and to explore differences in the structure and function of the brain associated with disorders of speech and language.

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Prospective graduate students should contact Prof Kate Watkins by email at

Dorothy: How do you talk if you don't have a brain?

Scarecrow: Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking don't they?

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