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Human Interaction Lab

Stephanie Borrie

Director: Stephanie Borrie, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Human Interaction Lab.  Communication requires dialogue partners to produce and perceive speech, and to coordinate these behaviors to succeed. What happens when the ability to produce or perceive speech is impaired? And how does this disrupt the natural process of conversation. In this lab, we explore how speech disorders (e.g., dysarthria) interfere with speech production, speech perception, and conversational entrainment (interpersonal coordination). We consider breakdowns in human interaction as an entity of the dialogue pair and investigate novel approaches to identify and rehabilitate such deficits. This work emphasizes the role of rhythm in communication and draws from a breadth of disciplines including speech science, cognitive science, psychology, sociolinguistics, and tools from the field of engineering. Work in the Human Interaction Lab is currently funded by the National Institute of Health.


Publications   www.humaninteractionlab.com

Borrie, S.A., Barrett, T.S., Willi, M.M., & Berisha, V. (in press). Syncing up for a good conversation: A clinically-meaningful methodology for capturing conversational entrainment in the speech domain. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Borrie, S.A., Barrett, T.S., & Yoho, S.E. (2019). Autoscore: An open-source automated tool for scoring listener perception of speech. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 145, 392-399.

Yoho, S.E., Borrie, S.A., Barrett, T.S., & Whittaker, D. (2019). Are there sex effects for speech intelligibility in American English? Examining the influence of talker, listener, and methodology. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 81, 558-570. 

Borrie, S.A., Lansford, K.L., & Barrett, T.S. (2018). Understanding dysrhythmic speech: When rhythm does not matter and learning does not happen. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 143, EL379-EL385.

McLaughlin, D.J, Baese-Berk, M.M, Bent, T., Borrie, S.A., & Van Engen, K. (2018). Coping with adversity: Individual differences in the perception of noisy and accented speech. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80, 1559-1570.

Wynn, C.J., Borrie, S.A., & Sellars, T. (2018). Speech rate entrainment in children and adults with and without autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 965-974.

Parker, M.A. & Borrie, S.A. (2018). Judgements of intelligence and likeability in young adult female speakers of American English: The influence of vocal fry and the surrounding acoustic-prosodic context. Journal of Voice, 32, 538-545.

Lansford, K.L., Luhrsen, S., Ingvalson, E., & Borrie, S.A. (2018). Effects of familiarization on intelligibility of dysarthric speech in older adults with and without hearing loss. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 91-98.

Yoho, S.E. & Borrie, S.A. (2018). Combining degradations: The effect of background noise on intelligibility of disordered speech. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 143, 281-286.

Willi, M.M., Borrie, S.A., Barrett, T.S., Tu, M. & Berisha, V. (2018). A discriminative acoustic-prosodic approach for measuring local entrainment. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2018. Paper number 1419, 1–5.

Borrie, S.A., Lansford, K.L. & Barrett, T.S. (2017). Generalized adaptation to dysarthric speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 3110-3117.

Borrie, S.A. & Schäfer, M.C.M. (2017). Effects of lexical and somatosensory feedback on long-term improvements in intelligibility of dysarthric speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 2151-2158.

Borrie, S.A., Baese-Berk, M. Van Engen, K., & Bent, T. (2017). A relationship between processing speech in noise and dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 4660-4667.

Borrie, S.A. & *Delfino, C. (2017). Conversational entrainment of vocal fry in young adult female American English speakers. Journal of Voice, 31, 513.e25–513.e32.

Muñoz, K., Ong, C., Borrie, S.A., Nelson, L.H., & Twohig, M. (2017). Audiologists’ communication behavior during hearing device management appointments. International Journal of Audiology, 56, 328-336.

Borrie, S.A., Lansford, K.L. & Barrett, T.S. (2017). Rhythm perception and its role in recognition and learning of dysrhythmic speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 561–570.

Bent, T., Baese-Berk, M., Borrie, S.A., & McKee, M. (2016). Individual differences in the perception of unfamiliar regional, nonnative, and disordered speech varieties. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 3775–3786.

Lansford, K.L., Borrie, S.A., & Bystricky, L. (2016). Use of crowdsourcing to assess the ecological validity of perceptual training paradigms in dysarthria.American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25, 233–239.

Borrie, S.A. & Schäfer, M.C.M. (2015). The role of somatosensory information in speech perception: Imitation improves recognition of disordered speech.Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 1708–1716.

Borrie, S.A., Lubold, N., & Pon-Barry, H. (2015). Disordered speech disrupts conversational entrainment: A study of acoustic-prosodic entrainment and communicative success in populations with communication challenges. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1187.

Borrie, S.A. (2015). Visual information: A help or hindrance to perceptual processing of dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 1473–1480. 

Baese-Berk, M., Bent, T., Borrie, S.A., & McKee, M. (2015). Individual differences in perception of unfamiliar speech. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Paper number 0460, 1–5.

Borrie, S.A. & Liss, J.M. (2014). Rhythm as a coordinating device: Entrainment with disordered speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 815–824.

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Liss, J.M., O’Beirne, G.A., & Anderson, T. (2013). The role of linguistic and indexical information in improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 474–482.

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Liss, J.M., O'Beirne, G.A., & Anderson, T. (2012). A follow-up investigation into the mechanisms that underlie improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, EL102–108.

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Liss, J.M., Kirk, C., O'Beirne, G.A., & Anderson, T. (2012). Familiarisation conditions and the mechanisms that underlie improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Language & Cognitive Processes, 27, 1039–1055.

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., & Liss, J.M. (2012). Perceptual learning of dysarthric speech: A review of experimental studies. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 290–305.

McAuliffe, M.J., Borrie, S.A., Good, P.V., & Hughes, L.E. (2010). Consideration of the listener in the assessment and treatment of dysarthria. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language, and Hearing, 12, 16–19.

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Tillard, G., Ormond, T., Anderson, T., & Hornibrook, J. (2007). Effect of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) on articulation in speakers with Parkinson’s disease. New Zealand Journal of Speech-Language Therapy, 62, 29–36.