2017 The 3rd Meeting of EMP Seminar Series
Gipsa-lab, CNRS, Takayuki Ito氏講演会のご案内
2017 The 3rd Meeting of EMP Seminar Seriesでは、Gipsa-lab, CNRSよりTakayuki Ito氏をお招きしご講演いただきます。貴重な機会となりますので、皆様奮ってご参加ください。
会場：筑波大学 第３エリア プレゼンルーム（3B213）
講師：Dｒ. Takayuki Ito (Research Scientist, Gipsa-lab, CNRS)
講演タイトル：Orofacial somatosensory system
概要：Orofacial somatosensory system has different characteristics from the other skeletal system since lack of muscle proprioceptors in most of orofacial muscles. Recent finding suggests that somatosensory inputs associated with facial skin deformation play an important role to provide kinesthetic information in speech motor control and learning. One intriguing role of these inputs is to change the processing of speech sounds suggesting somatosensory inputs associated with facial skin deformation may works not only for the tuning of motor processing, but also for the perception of speech sounds. A series of experiment by observing responses to the somatosensory perturbation associated with facial skin deformation shows a fundamental role of facial skin sensation in speech motor learning and perception. The results suggest tight linkage between speech production and perception mechanisms through somatosensory function.