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Neural basis of stuttering

The neural basis of stuttering has to do with the integration of auditory information with speech-production commands. Previous studies show that stutterers’ produce a weaker-than-normal compensatory response while processing auditory feedback during speech. In this study they manipulated auditory feedback in order to see if weak compensatory responses are due to problems hearing feedback or using feedback. What they found is that stutterers’ have no difficulty hearing feedback, which narrows…See More
Jul 26, 2012
lee william robertson commented on lee william robertson's blog post Expectation-based perception
"@Elliot C Brown.  Excellent article, Dr Brown!  Edifying to read.  Thanks"
Jul 25, 2012
Elliot Clayton Brown commented on lee william robertson's blog post Expectation-based perception
"I thought you may also be interested in a recently published article outlining the potential for applying predictive processing or expectation to understanding and relating to others in social…"
Jul 25, 2012
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Expectation-based perception

The journal Nature reports that expectation of a sensory event can increase the speed and accuracy we perceive it [ link ]. “Animals are not passive spectators of the sensory world in which they live. In natural conditions they often sense objects on the bases of…See More
May 21, 2012
Alireza Sibaei commented on lee william robertson's blog post Sensory integration
"very interesting  thanx"
May 4, 2012
lee william robertson posted a blog post

Sensory integration

This garden universe vibrates complete. Some we get a sound so sweet. Vibrations reach on up to become light, and then thru gamma, out of sight. Between the eyes and ears there lay, the sounds of color and the light of a sigh.  ~   Moody Blues A recent study shows that baboons can learn to tell the difference between word and non-word strings […See More
May 4, 2012

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Mar 26, 2012
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The bell jar

Conscious experience is a bell jar shaped by historical and environmental forces. What we call ‘ordinary experience’ is fashioned by exposure during early childhood and a sensory-network that has evolved over eons of earthly habitation. Recent findings published in the journal Proceeding of the Academy of Sciences help support my bell jar theory. They show that the sensory world is tuned by exposure early in life. Children growing up in cultures where their diets don’t offer much in the way of…See More
Mar 26, 2012
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Therapeutic writing

Writing has been shown to replace ruminating. Ruminating is generally thought of as mental activity devoted to replaying past traumatic experience. It is a well-known contributor to clinical depression. That’s why writing workshops are often included in the treatment of depression. However, ruminating over future events, such as taking a high-stakes exam or something, can be equally disruptive. In this case, ruminating often leads to “choking” where students perform more poorly than expected…See More
Mar 12, 2012
lee william robertson commented on Alireza Sibaei's blog post Neuroscientists Identify How the Brain Works to Select What We (Want To) See
"interesting stuff"
Mar 10, 2012
lee william robertson commented on lee william robertson's blog post Calculating minds
"Thank you, Destiny.  Cheers"
Mar 10, 2012
Destiny commented on lee william robertson's blog post Calculating minds
"Great information"
Feb 21, 2012
lee william robertson posted a blog post

Calculating minds

Success at math is often more about focusing attention and screening distractions (caused by threat and anxiety) ..than it is about activating areas of the brain actually involved with math calculation. Sian Beilock (University of Chicago) reports: “We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to separate anticipatory neural activity from what’s occurring while performing math. Increased activity in frontoparietal regions of the cortex, involved with focusing attention and suppressing anxiety,…See More
Nov 21, 2011
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Lee william robertson's Blog

Neural basis of stuttering

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 11:13pm 0 Comments



The neural basis of stuttering has to do with the integration of auditory information with speech-production commands. Previous studies show that stutterers’ produce a weaker-than-normal compensatory response while processing auditory feedback during speech. In this study they manipulated auditory feedback in order to see if weak compensatory responses are due to problems hearing feedback or using feedback. What they found is that stutterers’…
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Expectation-based perception

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 8:04pm 2 Comments



The journal Nature reports that expectation of a sensory event can increase the speed and accuracy we perceive it […
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Sensory integration

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:00pm 2 Comments



This garden universe vibrates complete. Some we get a sound so sweet. Vibrations reach on up to become light, and then thru gamma, out of sight. Between the eyes and ears there lay, the sounds of color and the light of a sigh.  ~   Moody Blues…
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The bell jar

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 3:54am 0 Comments



Conscious experience is a bell jar shaped by historical and environmental forces. What we call ‘ordinary experience’ is fashioned by exposure during early childhood and a sensory-network that has evolved over eons of earthly habitation. Recent findings published in the journal Proceeding of the Academy of Sciences help support my bell jar theory. They show that the sensory world is tuned by exposure early in life. Children growing up in cultures…
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