Two undergraduate research projects funded
Two undergraduate research grant proposals coming from the lab were funded, through USC's Magellan Scholarship awards.
Angelica Hutchinson will be working on the automatization of speech segmentation and coding of distorted speech, based on samples by speakers with aphasia and apraxia of speech. Meanwhile, Gabriella Del Valle will be conducting an experiment to investigate whether instability of vowel articulations in speakers with apraxia of speech, as measured through vowel formant dispersion, may be modulated by repetitive speech production tasks. Both these projects will contribute to our understanding of the articulatory characteristics of apraxic speech, and the lab is very excited to move forward with this research!