UW researcher discusses stuttering at neuroscience seminar

Videos of people struggling through everyday speech while wearing headphones have recently gained popularity online, and what they are likely using is a form of speech jammer that employs Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF). Though this might create difficulty for those who exhibit normal speech patterns, DAF can actually help the 1 percent of the population that is diagnosed with the speech disorder commonly referred to as a stutter. Ludo Max, a professor in the UW’s department of speech and hearing sciences, gave a presentation Monday explaining the complexity of stutters. The talk was a part of the graduate program in neuroscience’s weekly seminar series.   The seminar series is required for first- and second-year graduate students in the neuroscience program.  “The seminar series offers good connections and shows that there…


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