Roozbeh Behroozmand is a neuroscientist who specializes in the brain’s ability to produce and process speech.
Laboratory leadership. Behroozmand established and directs the Arnold School’s Speech Neuroscience Lab, which combines behavioral assessment with cutting-edge neurophysiological, neuroimaging and brain stimulation technologies.
Approach and implications. The lab uses theoretical and data-driven approaches to investigate speech production mechanisms in typically developing adults and their related deficits in neurological populations with Parkinson’s and stroke. By understanding the underlying mechanisms of speech, Behroozmand is hopeful his research will inform diagnosis and clinical treatment of people with speech disorders.
What he's saying: “Our understanding about the neural mechanisms that support speech sounds and articulation functions for speech production is relatively poor. ... [This has] motivated me to study the neural bases of voice and speech production in the human brain with the goal of promoting our knowledge for developing novel treatment approaches for individuals with neurological conditions.”
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