Howard Nusbaum is a psychologist who studies spoken language
use, attention, categorization, learning, and affect. He uses
behavioral research methods together with functional neuroimaging
to study a variety of basic scientific questions such how listeners
understand a speaker's intended message and how we learn new
perceptual and motor skills. Recent studies have investigated
how listeners adjust to differences between talkers, how sleep
consolidates memory for perceptual learning, how analog variation
in the speech signal can be used to describe events, how prosody
conveys emotional and syntactic information, and how response
biases in social categorization can be modified by experience.
Further information on Howard Nusbaum's research.