Staff Member Projects

Self-monitoring and control in language production

Ingrid Christoffels

Speakers monitor their own speech output. They control their speech for errors on content and quality of speech, and they can immediately stop speaking if they want to.

In collaboration with researchers we address how this system is subserved in the brain. To study inhibitory control in speech production, we devised a verbal version of the so called Stop task, which allows for an assessment of stop time under different conditions. To study these topics Ingrid Christoffels collaborates with researchers from the LIBC, Maastricht and Amsterdam. We use fMRI data and ancestral graphs network modeling to study how brain regions collaborate to support complex tasks such as self-monitoring in speech.