How is speech and ability to perform action affected by aging? On episode 394, Dr. Helen Nuttall of Lancaster University joins us to discuss effects of aging on speech, how our minds work in different capacities, and some of her research in the field.
Dr. Nuttall is a Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience and a BBSRC New Investigator in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University UK, where she leads the Neuroscience of Speech and Action (NoSA) Laboratory. The NoSA Lab investigates research questions surrounding how speech, action, and cognitive function are represented in the brain; how these functions work in health and disease; and how they are affected by the ageing process.
To answer these questions, they use a variety of methods, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI), electromyography (EMG), and behavioural techniques.