Researchers reveal elevated activity during stuttering anticipation in a part of the brain that plays key role in cognitive control.
“The results show that the R-DLPFC is activated in response to anticipated words, and that anticipation is associated with destabilization in the broader cognitive control network. This work provides a foundation for developing a brain-based account of this critical phenomenon, and also may have important clinical implications related to targeted neuromodulation as a component of therapy for stutterers,” said Jackson.
The study, published in collaboration with Yale, is published in Neurobiology of Language.
This research was funded by a grant from the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (R21DC017821).