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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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 Interested in working with us?

We are currently advertising two new positions for researchers to work on: (i) our new stuttering study starting in September 2017 (closing date 26th June 2017) and (ii) our brain imaging study of children with developmental language disorder starting in November 2017 (closing date 31st July 2017).  See here  and here for further details and email with any questions.

Interested in studying with us?

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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