22 Jun 2014
Dr. Paul F. Sowman joins Peter Reitzes to discuss his recently published study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience which uses neuroimaging to compare the speech production of preschoolers who do and do not stutter. Dr. Sowman’s major finding is that “[Brain] activation was significantly lateralized to the left hemisphere in both groups and not different between groups.”
PAUL F. SOWMAN is a neuroscientist in the Department of Cognitive Science, ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Watch a video here of Dr. Sowman conducting and discussing his research with preschoolers.
- Brain Imaging Research and Stuttering with Dr. Deryk Beal (Ep. 392)
- Deep Brain Stimulation and Asenapine in Stuttering Treatment with Dr. Gerald Maguire (Ep. 367)
- Dr. Luc De Nil: A Conversation about Stuttering – “Everything That You Do Rewires the Brain” (Ep. 184)
- Sato Y, Mori K, Koizumi T, Minagawa-Kawai Y, Tanaka A, Ozawa E, Wakaba Y and Mazuka R (2011). Functional lateralization of speech processing in adults and children who stutter. Front. Psychology 2:70. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00070