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Language Sciences Colloquium – Parrell
March 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From language to action: mechanisms of speech motor control
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders
How do we produce the tightly controlled movements of speech? I will present a new model of speech motor control (FACTS, of Feedback Aware Control of Tasks in Speech) that suggests we can understand speech production as a hierarchical state feedback control system, with parallels to movement control in other motor domains. I will show how the model can replicate many important characteristics of human speech motor control, as well as some novel hypotheses made by the model.