tkp Tyler Perrachione, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Boston University
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Contact
Post: 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
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Phone: +1.617.358.7410
Office: Sargent College, Room 339

Research
Director, Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory
Research in our laboratory addresses the cognitive and systems neuroscience of human communication, including language processing, social auditory perception, and their development. In particular, our active work asks:
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Publications

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Perrachione, T.K, Stepp, C.E., Hillman, R.E., & Wong, P.C.M. (2014) "Talker identification across source mechanisms: Experiments with laryngeal and electrolarynx speech." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 1651-1665

Perrachione, T.K., Fedorenko, E.G., Vinke, L., Gibson, E., & Dilley, L.C. (2013) "Evidence for shared cognitive processing of pitch in language and music." PLoS One, 8(8): e73372. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073372

Perrachione, T.K. & Ghosh, S.S. (2013) "Optimized design and analysis of sparse-sampling fMRI experiments." Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7:55. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00055

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "Human voice recognition depends on language ability." Science, 333, 595.

Perrachione, T.K., Lee, J., Ha, L.Y.Y., & Wong, P.C.M. (2011) "Learning novel phonological contrasts depends on interactions between individual differences and training paradigm design." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 461-472.

Perrachione, T.K., Chiao, J.Y. & Wong, P.C.M. (2010) "Asymmetric cultural effects on perceptual expertise underlie an own-race bias for voices." Cognition, 114, 42-55.

Perrachione, T.K., Pierrehumbert, J.B. & Wong, P.C.M (2009) "Differential neural contributions to native- and foreign-language talker identification." Journal of Experimental Psychology - Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1950-1960.

Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K., & Margulis, E.H. (2009) "Effects of asymmetric cultural experiences on the auditory pathway: Evidence from music." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 157-163.

Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K., Gunasekera, G.,& Chandrasekaran, B. (2009) "Communication disorders in speakers of tone languages: Etiological bases and clinical considerations." Seminars in Speech and Language, 30, 162-173.

Perrachione, T.K. & Perrachione, J.R. (2008) "Brains and brands: Developing mutually informative research in neuroscience and marketing." Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 7, 303-318.

Perrachione, T.K. & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Learning to recognize speakers of a non-native language: Implications for the functional organization of human auditory cortex." Neuropsychologia, 45, 1899-1910.

Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K. & Parrish, T.B. (2007) "Neural Characteristics of Successful and Less Successful Speech and Word Learning in Adults." Human Brain Mapping, 28, 995-1006.

Wong, P.C.M. & Perrachione, T.K. (2007) "Learning pitch patterns in lexical identification by native English-speaking adults." Applied Psycholinguistics, 28, 565-585.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Perrachione, T.K., Finn, A.S., Minas, J., Tan, C., Chan, B., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2014) "Acquisition of the complex three-way Korean plosive contrast by native English speakers." 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Providence, May 2014).

Beach, S.D., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Chang, P., Eddy, M.D., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Perrachione, T.K. (2014) "Expectation-based neural adaptation deficits in dyslexia." 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (Boston, April 2014).

Qi, Z., Perrachione, T., Han, M., Garel, K., Chen, E.S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2014) "Functional brain imaging predicts foreign language learning success in the classroom." 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (Boston, April 2014).

Murtagh, J., Christodoulou, J.A., Cyr, A., Perrachione, T.K., Chang, P., Halverson, K., Hook, P., Ghosh, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2014) "White matter integrity differences between early readers with and without developmental dyslexia." 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (Boston, April 2014).

Christodoulou, J.A., Murtagh, J., Perrachione, T.K., Cyr, A., Halverson, K., Chang, P., Hook, P., & Gabrieli, J.D.E (2014) "Functional neuroanatomical differences between early readers with and without developmental dyslexia." 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (Boston, April 2014).

Qi Z., Perrachione T., Harris A., Ostrovskaya I., Beach S., Halverson K., Cyr A., Sher K., Kjelgaard M., Gabrieli, J., Wexler K., & Tager-Flusberg T. (2013) "Neural signatures of phonological working memory and grammatical processing in autism spectrum disorders." 5th Neurobiology of Language Conference & 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (San Diego, November 2013)

Wisman Weil, L., Qi, Z., Perrachione, T.K., Kjelgaard, M., Tager-Flusberg, H., Wexler, K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2013) "Does fMRI scanner performance on a non-word repetition task accurately represent out-of-scanner ability for children with and without ASD?" Research Symposium of the Autism Consortium, (Boston, November 2013).

Osher, D.E., Saygin, Z.M., Perrachione, T.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012) "The functional connectomics underlying dyslexic adaptation deficits." 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (New Orleans, October 2012).

Norton, E.S., Beach, S.D., Cyr, A.B., Ozernov-Palchik, O., Garel, K.A., Perrachione, T.K., Wolf, M., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Gaab, N. (2012) "Brain differences in kindergarten children with and without behavioral risk for dyslexia: Toward finding fMRI and EEG predictors of reading difficulties." 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, (Montreal, July 2012).

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "Dysfunction of rapid cortical plasticity in dyslexia." 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Washington DC, November 2011)

*Perrachione, T.K., Fedorenko, E.G., Vinke, L., Gibson, E., & Dilley, L.C. (2011) "Pitch processing is shared between language and music." Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2, (Montreal, September 2011).

*Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Ghosh, S.S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "Phonetic variability in speech perception and the phonological deficit in dyslexia." 17th Meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, (Hong Kong, August 2011).

Perrachione, T.K., Gabrieli, J.D.E.,& Ghosh, S.S. (2011) "Optimized design and analysis of sparse-sampling functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments of speech and hearing.", 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, (Seattle, May 2011) †Best Student Paper

Norton, E.S., Eddy, M.D., Perrachione, T.K., Cyr, A.B., Wolf, M., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "ERP mismatch negativity predicts reading fluency in young children." 18th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (San Francisco, April 2011)

**Perrachione, T.K., (2010) "Voice recognition deficits in dyslexia." 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science. (Beijing, August 2010)

Perrachione, T.K., Stepp, C.E., Hillman, R.E., & Wong, P.C.M. (2009) "The role of source and filter characteristics in human talker identification: Experiments with laryngeal and electrolarynx speech." 158th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, (San Antonio, October 2009)

Perrachione, T.K., Kovelman, I., Ostrovskaya, I., Lymberis, J., O'Loughlin, P., Norton, E.S., Ghosh, S.S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009) "Temporal and prefrontal cortical contributions to phonological working memory for words and pseudowords." 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Chicago, October 2009)

Ostrovskaya, I., Ghosh, S.S., Kovelman, I., O'Loughlin, P., Lymberis, J., Perrachione, T.K., Norton, E.S., Wexler, K.N. & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009) "Persistent markers of developmentally typical syntax errors in adult behavior and neurophysiology." 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Chicago, October 2009)

Lymberis, J., Christodoulou, J., O'Loughlin, P., Del Dufo, S., Perrachione, T.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009) "Neural correlates of rapid automatized naming." 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Chicago, October 2009)

Ha, L.Y.Y., Perrachione, T.K., & Wong, P.C.M. (2009) "High-variability speech training is not always beneficial." University of Illinois at Chicago Bilingualism Forum, (Chicago, April/May 2009)

Kovelman, I., Ghosh, S., O'Loughlin, P., Ostrovskaya, I., Perrachione, T.K., Lymberis, J., Norton E.S., Cosman, S., Wexler, K., & Gabrieli J.D.E. (2009) "Optional infinitive: Evidence of how adult brain processes grammatical errors that are typical and atypical of childhood language acquisition." 16th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting (San Francisco, March 2009)

Perrachione, T.K., Chiao, J.Y. & Wong, P.C.M. (2008) "Influences of perceived racial identity on human talker identification." 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Paris, June 2008)

Warhadpande, D., Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K., & Wang, J.-P. (2007) "Large scale neural connectivity analysis using network theory." 1st Annual Midwest Symposium on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (Evanston, Illinois, October 2007).

*Lee, J.Y., Perrachione, T.K., Dees, T.M., & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Differential effects of stimulus variability and learners' pre-existing pitch perception ability in lexical tone learning by native English speakers." 16th Meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (Saarbrücken, Germany, August 2007).

*Perrachione, T.K. & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Increased left-hemisphere contribution to native- versus foreign-language talker identification revealed by dichotic listening." 16th Meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (Saarbrücken, Germany, August 2007). [Poster PDF]

Perrachione, T.K., Chiao, J.Y., Parrish, T.B., Pierrehumbert, J.B., & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Integration of speech- and voice-perception systems for native language talker identification." 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (Chicago, June 2007).

Wong, P.C.M., Parrish, T.B., Perrachione, T.K. & Mazotas, A.J. (2006) "Neural Characteristics of Successful and Less Successful Speech and Word Learning in Adults." 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (Florence, Italy, June 2006).

Wong, P.C.M. & Perrachione, T.K. (2005) "Training native English-speaking adults to use Mandarin tones lexically." 11th Conference on Processing Chinese and Other East Asian Languages (Hong Kong, December 2005).

Perrachione, T.K. & Wong, P.C.M. (2005) "Using lexical tones in word identification: Patterns of learning in native English-speaking adults." 11th Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology, (Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 2005).

* Peer-reviewed
** Invited talk