Torrey Loucks

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, College of Applied Health Sciences
Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology and Neuroscience, University of Toronto

Neurophysiology of stuttering and communication disorders

Dr. Loucks is collaborating with researchers in the Stuttering Research Project to identify a biomarker for persistent stuttering in children using a battery of structural and functional MRI approaches. Functional MRI (fMRI) studies of speech and voice production in normalcy and communication disorders Speech movement studies focusing on sensorimotor integration and motor learning Stuttering Research Project with others to identify a biomarker for persistent stuttering in children using structural and functional MRI approaches

Representative Publications

Simonyan, K., Saad, Z.S. Loucks, T.M.J., Poletto, C.J. and Ludlow, C.L. (2007). Functional neuroanatomy of human voluntary cough and sniff production. NeuroImage, Epub ahead of print.

Loucks, T.M.J., Poletto, C.J., Simonyan, K., Reynolds, C. L. and Ludlow, C.L. (2007). Human Brain Activation during Vocalization and Exhalation: Common Volitional Control for two Upper Airway Functions. NeuroImage, 36(1):131-43.

Loucks, T. M. J., De Nil, L. F. and Sasisekaran, J. (2007). Jaw-Phonatory Coordination in Chronic Developmental Stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, 40(3):257-72.

Loucks, T. M. J. and De Nil, L. F. (2006). Abnormal Sensorimotor Integration in Adults Who Stutter: A Tendon Vibration Study. Neuroscience Letters, 402(1-2), 195-200.

Loucks, T. M. J. and De Nil, L. F. (2006). Oral kinesthetic deficit in adults who stutter: A target accuracy study. Journal of Motor Behavior, 38(3), 238-46.

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