What is it about?

When speakers are pushed to repeat syllable sequences and tongue twister phrases as quickly as they can, the accuracy of their speech production is linked to their cognitive task-switching ability

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Why is it important?

The results contribute to our understanding of the link between articulation and cognitive control, challenging claims that the “late” stages of speech production (e.g., articulation) are largely automatic


Speaking is such an amazing and complicated topic to study. I am very glad that I had the chance to explore speaking a little bit with my great mentors. This article is my first publication with an internationally renowned journal, I have learned a lot during the process.

Chen Shen
Radboud Universiteit

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This page is a summary of: Maximum Speech Performance and Executive Control in Young Adult Speakers, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, November 2020, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2020_jslhr-19-00257.
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