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Speech production and perception: Learning and memory


Edited By Susanne Fuchs, Joanne Cleland and Amélie Rochet-Capellan

Learning and memory processes are basic features of human existence. They allow us to (un)consciously adapt to changes in our social and physical environment in a variety of ways and may have been a precursor for survival in human evolution. Through several reviews and original work the book focuses on three key topics that enhanced our understanding of the topic in the last twenty years: first, the role of real-time auditory feedback in learning, second, the role of motor aspects for learning and memory, and third, representations in memory and the role of sleep on memory consolidation.

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Susanne Fuchs is a phonetician and speech motor control researcher at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin. She investigates the biological grounding of spoken language, iconicity and its origin in sensorimotor properties as well as the effect of motion on cognitive processes.

Joanne Cleland is a researcher and Speech and Language Therapist at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She studies clinical phonetics and articulatory analysis of Speech Sound Disorders in children.

Amélie Rochet-Capellan is a researcher at French CNRS. In the framework of embodied cognition, she studies the links between orofacial and limb sensorimotor control and language in typical speakers and speakers with intellectual deficiencies.