Dr Sophie Meekings
- Email: email@example.com
- Personal Website: www.sophiemeekings.com
- Address: Percy Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
BA (Hons) Linguistics, Newcastle University (1st Class)
MSc Language Sciences (Linguistics and Neuroscience), University College London (Distinction)
PhD Cognitive Neuroscience, 'The role of the superior temporal gyrus in auditory feedback control of speech production'. University College London
My research is about how people control their voices.
- What are your 'goals' when you speak- acoustic? Articulatory? Communicative? How do you ensure that you're meeting these goals?
- What's the mechanism behind our ability to modulate our voices depending on the situation (for example, in noisy environments)? How much of it is an involuntary response, and is it influenced by other contextual factors?
- What happens when people have difficulty controlling their voices- in particular, people who stammer? Why do some things, like talking in noise, make it easier for some people who stammer to speak fluently? Why do these 'fluency-enhancing techniques' work for some people but not others?
- Meekings S, Evans S, Lavan N, Boebinger D, Krieger-Redwood K, Cooke M, Scott SK. Distinct neural systems recruited when speech production is modulated by different masking sounds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2016, 140, 8.
- Meekings S, Boebinger D, Evans S, Lima CF, Chen S, Ostarek M, Scott SK. Do we know what we’re saying? The roles of attention and sensory information during speech production. Psychological Science 2015, 26(12), 1975-1977.
- Lima CF, Lavan N, Evans S, Agnew Z, Halpern AR, Shanmugalingam P, Meekings S, Boebinger D, Ostarek M, McGettigan C, Warren JE, Scott SK. Feel the noise: Relating individual differences in auditory imagery to the structure and function of sensorimotor systems. Cerebral Cortex 2015, 25(11), 4638-4650.
- Evans S, Meekings S, Nuttall HE, Jasmin KM, Boebinger D, Adank P, Scott SK. Does musical enrichment enhance the neural coding of syllables? Neuroscientific interventions and the importance of behavioral data. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2014, 8, 1-4.
- Evans S, McGettigan C, Agnew Z, Rosen S, Lima CF, Boebinger D, Ostarek M, Chen SH, Richards A, Meekings S, Scott SK. The neural basis of informational and energetic masking effects in the perception and production of speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2014, 136(4), 2243.