Dr Helen NuttallLecturer
I am passionate about speech, ears, brainstems, and brains. I currently work on establishing how motor brain areas work in concert with auditory regions to assist speech perception under challenging listening conditions. I study this question using several research methods: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which I combine with behaviour and neurophysiology, as well as electroencephalography (EEG). I also teach TMS on the international TMS Workshop for Cognitive Neuroscience (www.tms-workshop.org). In my PhD, I looked at how speech is represented in the subcortical auditory system using EEG, and how the subcortical representation of speech is modulated by peripheral and cortical influences. I am currently working on combining TMS with EEG to study temporal integration during auditory-motor connectivity when listening to speech in noisy environments.
I am also an Honorary Lecturer at UCL.