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Saloni

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Saloni Krishnan

BASLP, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Neurobiological underpinnings of speech and language learning

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Speech and Brain Group and a psychology lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall. Before coming to Oxford, I was based at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. I completed my PhD in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in London at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development. I am also a qualified speech and language therapist.

I study how human brains produce and perceive sounds. Understanding the interplay between sound and movement systems enriches our understanding of how humans learn to speak or produce music. My specific area of expertise is how individual differences in our ability to control movement interact with sound perception and production abilities. I focus on how learning and development can influence such interactions, and have worked with young children as well as experts (beatboxers and guitarists) to address these questions. I am keen to explore the translational implications of understanding interactions between the different brain systems involved in speech. Currently, I am involved in a MRC-funded randomised controlled trial to enhance fluency for stammering/ stuttering, a speech disorder where sensorimotor interactions are affected. I am leading the fMRI analyses on this project.

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