Integrative Speech Research Group

Stuttering | Speech Motor Control | Brain Stimulation | MRI | Articulography

About Us

The Integrative Speech Research Group at Bangor University takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the speech production system. We are interested in how the brain and vocal tract work to produce speech. 

We use a range of methods, often combining them in novel ways, to address the entire speech system. The lab has expertise in:

Brain Imaging: fMRI, Multi-Parameter-Mapping, Diffusion Weighted Imaging, MRI-compatible fNear Infra-Red Spectroscopy. We have access to a research-dedicated 3T MRI in the basement!

Brain Stimulation: Transcranial Electrical Stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Motor Evoked Potentials and repetitive protocols, MRI-guided technology)

Articulography: Vocal Tract (or Real Time) MRI, Electromagnetic Articulography

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We work with typical speakers and those with diverse speech differences, including developmental and acquired stuttering and Parkinson's disease.  We work closely with charities, such as STAMMA to develop and share our work.

 We always use co-production methods when designing, running and sharing our work. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with us! 

We host a Journal Club with STAMMA (The British Stammering Association). See here to join in!