Photo: D. Kamerman
Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
Director, CNS Speech
Governing Board Member, CELEST,
an NSF Science of
Faculty Member, Speech
and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program, Harvard University-MIT,
Division of Health Sciences and Technology,
Research Affiliate, RLE Speech Communication Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Visiting Scientist, Athinoula
A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology,
Ph.D., Cognitive and Neural Systems,
M.S., Electrical Engineering,
I am a cognitive neuroscientist and neural modeler interested in speech production, speech perception, and sensory-motor control. Click here to read more about our research in the CNS Speech Lab, including our work on neural prosthesis, functional brain imaging, and neural modeling of speech.
Our lab has developed and refined a neural network model of the brain processes underlying speech production and the learning of speaking skills, called the DIVA model. To see the model learning to produce speech, first click here to hear sample words that are presented to the model. Then click each of the pictures below from left to right to see and hear the model's first few attempts to produce the words:
More videos and information about the model are available here.
Tourville, J.A., Reilly, K.J., and Guenther, F.H. (2008). [686kb pdf]. Neural mechanisms underlying auditory feedback control of speech. NeuroImage, 39, pp. 1429-1443.
Guenther, F.H. (2006). [490kb pdf]. Cortical interactions underlying the production of speech sounds. Journal of Communication Disorders, 39, pp. 350-365.
Guenther, F.H., Ghosh, S.S., and Tourville, J.A. (2006) [870kb pdf]. Neural modeling and imaging of the cortical interactions underlying syllable production. Brain and Language, 96, pp. 280-301.
Bohland, J.W. and Guenther, F.H. (2006) [730kb pdf]. An fMRI investigation of syllable sequence production. NeuroImage, 32, pp. 821-841.
Nieto-Castanon, A., Guenther, F.H., Perkell, J.S., and Curtin, H. (2005) [930kb pdf]. A modeling investigation of articulatory variability and acoustic stability during American English /r/ production. J Acoust Soc Am., 117, pp. 3196-3212.
Guenther, F.H., Nieto-Castanon, A., Ghosh, S.S., and Tourville, J.A. (2004) [500kb pdf]. Representation of sound categories in auditory cortical maps. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 47, pp. 46-57.
Guenther, F.H., and Perkell,
J.S. (2004) [365kb pdf]. A neural model of speech production and
its application to studies of the role of auditory feedback in speech. In: B. Maassen, R. Kent, H. Peters, P. Van Lieshout,
and W. Hulstijn (eds.), Speech Motor Control in Normal and Disordered Speech (pp. 29-49).
Max, L., Guenther, F.H., Gracco, V.L., Ghosh, S.S., and
Guenther, F.H., Ghosh,
S.S., and Nieto-Castanon, A. (2003) [240kb pdf].
A neural model of speech production. Proceedings of the 6th International
Seminar on Speech Production,
Guenther, F.H. and Ghosh,
S.S. (2003) [340kb pdf]. A model of cortical and cerebellar function in speech. Proceedings of the XVth International
Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp.
Nieto-Castanon, A., Ghosh, S.S., Tourville, J.A., and Guenther, F.H. (2003) [850kb pdf]. Region-of-interest based analysis of functional imaging data. NeuroImage, 19, pp. 1303-1316.
Guenther, F.H. (2003) [300kb
pdf]. Neural control of speech
movements. In: A. Meyer and N. Schiller (eds.), Phonetics and Phonology in Language Comprehension and Production:
Differences and Similarities.
Hampson, M. Guenther, F.H.,
Cohen, M.A., and Nieto-Castanon, A. (2003) [480kb pdf].
Changes in the McGurk Effect across phonetic
contexts. Technical Report
Guenther, F.H., and Bohland, J.W. (2002) [690kb pdf]. Learning sound categories: A neural model and supporting experiments. Acoustical Science and Technology, 23(4), pp. 213-220.
Guenther, F.H. (2001) [80kb pdf].
Neural modeling of speech production. Proceedings
of the 4th International
F.H., Nieto-Castanon, A., Tourville, J.A., and Ghosh, S.S. (2001) [200kb pdf].
The effects of categorization training on auditory perception and cortical
representations. Proceedings of the Speech Recognition as
Pattern Classification (SPRAAC) Workshop,
Micci Barreca, D. and Guenther, F.H. (2001) [2.3Mb pdf]. A modeling study of potential sources of curvature in human reaching movements. Journal of Motor Behavior, 33, pp. 387-400.
Guenther, F.H., Nieto-Castanon, A., Tourville, J.A., and Ghosh, S.S. (2000). [800kb pdf]. The representation of prototypical and non-prototypical vowels in peri-sylvian cortical areas. Poster presented at the 2000 Society for Neuroscience Meeting.
Guenther, F.H., Espy-Wilson, C.Y.,
Boyce, S.E., Matthies, M.L., Zandipour,
M., and Perkell, J.S. (1999) [200kb
Articulatory tradeoffs reduce acoustic variability during American
English /r/ production. Journal of the Acoustical Society of
Guenther, F.H., Husain,
F.T., Cohen, M.A., and Shinn-Cunningham, B.G. (1999) [240kb pdf] [1.2Mb postscript]. Effects of categorization and
discrimination training on auditory perceptual space. Journal
of the Acoustical Society of
Guenther, F.H., Hampson, M., and Johnson, D. (1998) [320kb pdf] [1.4Mb postscript]. A theoretical investigation of reference frames for the planning of speech movements. Psychological Review, 105, pp. 611-633.
Guenther, F.H., and Micci Barreca, D. (1997) [150kb pdf] [520kb
postscript]. Neural models for flexible control of redundant
systems. In: P.G. Morasso and V. Sanguineti
(eds.), Self-organization, Computational Maps and Motor Control (pp.
Guenther, F.H., and Gjaja, M.N.
(1996) [340kb pdf] [3.0Mb postscript]. The perceptual magnet
effect as an emergent property of neural map formation. Journal of the
Acoustical Society of
Guenther, F.H. (1995) [350kb pdf] [1.2Mb postscript]. Speech sound acquisition, coarticulation, and rate effects in a neural network model of speech production. Psychological Review, 102, pp. 594-621.
Guenther, F.H. (1995) [90kb pdf] [160kb postscript].
A modeling framework for speech motor development and kinematic
articulator control. Proceedings of the XIIIth
International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (vol. 2, pp. 92-99).
Last updated 8/5/2008.