David Gow, Dr.
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My work examines the neural and functional organization of processes involved in spoken word recognition and speech perception. Focusing on the role of phonetic fine structure in lexical activation dynamics, this research explores the problem of how listeners segment or parse linguistic objects such as words or features from the continuous speech stream. This problem turns on the continuous integration of phonetic and lexical information over time. The approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on theory and empirical techniques from cognitive neuroscience, acoustic-phonetics, linguistics, and psycholinguistics.