UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Speech Science Forum - Speech and handedness; Investigating brain asymmetry

26 January 2017, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Event Information


Room 118, Chandler House

Speaker: Jessica Hodgson, University of Nottingham

My research explores the relationship between hemispheric speech lateralisation and handedness. Neuropsychologists have known for many years that these two functions are represented in a unique way in the human brain, and that being left or right handed is linked to the way the brain is organised tosupport speech and language. Using a relatively new methodology in cognitive neuroscience; functional Transcranial Doppler (fTCD) ultrasound, I have investigated the associations between these two functions. In this talk I will present the findings from a series of studies which look at the links between speech lateralisation and handedness indifferent populations, including a developmental group and a group with a neuro-developmental disorder; Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). I will also present data from a new paradigm involving functional Transcranial Doppler imaging which aimed to quantify the hemispheric involvement in different motor skill/handedness tasks

Time: 1pm, 26th January 2017

Venue: Room 118, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street

The Speech Science Forum (SSF) is a joint seminar series at UCL organised by the Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences (SHaPS) and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN).