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Tyler Perrachione

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Curriculum Vitae

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| Academic Appointments | Education | Research Interests | Publications | Abstracts |
| Experience | Honors & Awards | Grants | Teaching | Professional Development |

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2013-Present

Assistant Professor
Director: Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Boston University (Boston, MA))

2012-2013

Postdoctoral Associate
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

2013

Lecturer
Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)


EDUCATION

2012

Ph.D., Neuroscience

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Major field: Systems Neuroscience; Minor field: Speech and Hearing Science

Thesis: "Impaired learning of phonetic consistency and generalized neural adaptation deficits in dyslexia."

2007

M.A., Linguistics

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Thesis: "A linguistic basis for the language-familiarity effect in talker identification."

2007

B.A., Linguistics and Cognitive Science, cum laude

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Major emphasis: Cognitive Neuroscience, with departmental honors.

2005

Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University (Beijing, PR China)

Studies: Mandarin Chinese, history and political economy of China.

2001-2003

Post-secondary studies, Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Studies: Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, economics, and accounting.

1999-2003

Kirkville Senior High School, (Valedictorian) (Kirksville, MO)

General studies, with advanced courses in chemistry, physics, and history.


RESEARCH INTERESTS


This section is not being updated. Visit http://people.bu.edu/tkp/ for a current publication list.

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Perrachione, T.K., Fedorenko, E.G., Vinke, L., Gibson, E., & Dilley, L.C. (2013) "Evidence for shared cognitive processing of pitch in language and music." PLoS One, 8(8): e73372. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073372

Perrachione, T.K. & Ghosh, S.S. (2013) "Optimized design and analysis of sparse-sampling fMRI experiments." Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7:55. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00055

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "Human voice recognition depends on language ability." Science, 333, 595.

Perrachione, T.K., Lee, J., Ha, L.Y.Y., & Wong, P.C.M. (2011) "Learning novel phonological contrasts depends on interactions between individual differences and training paradigm design." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 461-472.

Perrachione, T.K., Chiao, J.Y. & Wong, P.C.M. (2010) "Asymmetric cultural effects on perceptual expertise underlie an own-race bias for voices." Cognition, 114, 42-55.

Perrachione, T.K., Pierrehumbert, J.B. & Wong, P.C.M (2009) "Differential neural contributions to native- and foreign-language talker identification." Journal of Experimental Psychology - Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1950-1960.

Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K., & Margulis, E.H. (2009) "Effects of asymmetric cultural experiences on the auditory pathway: Evidence from music." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 157-163.

Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K., Gunasekera, G.,& Chandrasekaran, B. (2009) "Communication disorders in speakers of tone languages: Etiological bases and clinical considerations." Seminars in Speech and Language, 30, 162-173.

Perrachione, T.K. & Perrachione, J.R. (2008) "Brains and brands: Developing mutually informative research in neuroscience and marketing." Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 7, 303-318.

Perrachione, T.K. & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Learning to recognize speakers of a non-native language: Implications for the functional organization of human auditory cortex." Neuropsychologia, 45, 1899-1910.

Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K. & Parrish, T.B. (2007) "Neural Characteristics of Successful and Less Successful Speech and Word Learning in Adults." Human Brain Mapping, 28, 995-1006.

Wong, P.C.M. & Perrachione, T.K. (2007) "Learning pitch patterns in lexical identification by native English-speaking adults." Applied Psycholinguistics, 28, 565-585.


SUBMITTED MANUSCRIPTS

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Winter, R., Ghosh, S.S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (submitted, 2012) "Dysfunction of rapid neural adaptation in dyslexia."

Perrachione, T.K., Ghosh, S.S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (submitted, 2012) "Overlapping phonological working memory networks in receptive and expressive language."

Perrachione, T.K., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Kovelman, I. (submitted, 2012) "Phonological working memory for words and nonwords in cerebral cortex."

Perrachione, T.K., Stepp, C.E., Hillman, R.E., & Wong, P.C.M. (submitted, 2012) "Talker identification across source mechanisms: Experiments with laryngeal and electrolarynx speech."

Kovelman, I., Perrachione, T.K., Ostrovskaya, I., Ghosh, S.S., Saxler, P.K., Lymberis, J., Wexler, K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (revised, 2012) "Persistent neurobehavioral markers of developmental syntax errors in adults: An fMRI study of the optional infinitive."


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Osher, D.E., Saygin, Z.M., Perrachione, T.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012) "The functional connectomics underlying dyslexic adaptation deficits." 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (New Orleans, October 2012).

Norton, E.S., Beach, S.D., Cyr, A.B., Ozernov-Palchik, O., Garel, K.A., Perrachione, T.K., Wolf, M., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Gaab, N. (2012) "Brain differences in kindergarten children with and without behavioral risk for dyslexia: Toward finding fMRI and EEG predictors of reading difficulties." 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, (Montreal, July 2012).

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "Dysfunction of rapid cortical plasticity in dyslexia." 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Washington DC, November 2011)

*Perrachione, T.K., Fedorenko, E.G., Vinke, L., Gibson, E., & Dilley, L.C. (2011) "Pitch processing is shared between language and music." Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2, (Montreal, September 2011).

*Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Ghosh, S.S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "Phonetic variability in speech perception and the phonological deficit in dyslexia." 17th Meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, (Hong Kong, August 2011).

Perrachione, T.K., Gabrieli, J.D.E.,& Ghosh, S.S. (2011) "Optimized design and analysis of sparse-sampling functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments of speech and hearing.", 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, (Seattle, May 2011) †Best Student Paper

Norton, E.S., Eddy, M.D., Perrachione, T.K., Cyr, A.B., Wolf, M., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011) "ERP mismatch negativity predicts reading fluency in young children." 18th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (San Francisco, April 2011)

**Perrachione, T.K., (2010) "Voice recognition deficits in dyslexia." 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science. (Beijing, August 2010)

Perrachione, T.K., Stepp, C.E., Hillman, R.E., & Wong, P.C.M. (2009) "The role of source and filter characteristics in human talker identification: Experiments with laryngeal and electrolarynx speech." 158th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, (San Antonio, October 2009)

Perrachione, T.K., Kovelman, I., Ostrovskaya, I., Lymberis, J., O'Loughlin, P., Norton, E.S., Ghosh, S.S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009) "Temporal and prefrontal cortical contributions to phonological working memory for words and pseudowords." 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Chicago, October 2009)

Ostrovskaya, I., Ghosh, S.S., Kovelman, I., O'Loughlin, P., Lymberis, J., Perrachione, T.K., Norton, E.S., Wexler, K.N. & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009) "Persistent markers of developmentally typical syntax errors in adult behavior and neurophysiology." 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Chicago, October 2009)

Lymberis, J., Christodoulou, J., O'Loughlin, P., Del Dufo, S., Perrachione, T.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009) "Neural correlates of rapid automatized naming." 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (Chicago, October 2009)

Ha, L.Y.Y., Perrachione, T.K., & Wong, P.C.M. (2009) "High-variability speech training is not always beneficial." University of Illinois at Chicago Bilingualism Forum, (Chicago, April/May 2009)

Kovelman, I., Ghosh, S., O'Loughlin, P., Ostrovskaya, I., Perrachione, T.K., Lymberis, J., Norton E.S., Cosman, S., Wexler, K., & Gabrieli J.D.E. (2009) "Optional infinitive: Evidence of how adult brain processes grammatical errors that are typical and atypical of childhood language acquisition." 16th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting (San Francisco, March 2009)

Perrachione, T.K., Chiao, J.Y. & Wong, P.C.M. (2008) "Influences of perceived racial identity on human talker identification." 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Paris, June 2008)

Warhadpande, D., Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K., & Wang, J.-P. (2007) "Large scale neural connectivity analysis using network theory." 1st Annual Midwest Symposium on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (Evanston, Illinois, October 2007).

*Lee, J.Y., Perrachione, T.K., Dees, T.M., & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Differential effects of stimulus variability and learners' pre-existing pitch perception ability in lexical tone learning by native English speakers." 16th Meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (Saarbrücken, Germany, August 2007).

*Perrachione, T.K. & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Increased left-hemisphere contribution to native- versus foreign-language talker identification revealed by dichotic listening." 16th Meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (Saarbrücken, Germany, August 2007). [Poster PDF]

Perrachione, T.K., Chiao, J.Y., Parrish, T.B., Pierrehumbert, J.B., & Wong, P.C.M. (2007) "Integration of speech- and voice-perception systems for native language talker identification." 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (Chicago, June 2007).

Wong, P.C.M., Parrish, T.B., Perrachione, T.K. & Mazotas, A.J. (2006) "Neural Characteristics of Successful and Less Successful Speech and Word Learning in Adults." 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (Florence, Italy, June 2006).

Wong, P.C.M. & Perrachione, T.K. (2005) "Training native English-speaking adults to use Mandarin tones lexically." 11th Conference on Processing Chinese and Other East Asian Languages (Hong Kong, December 2005).

Perrachione, T.K. & Wong, P.C.M. (2005) "Using lexical tones in word identification: Patterns of learning in native English-speaking adults." 11th Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology, (Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 2005).

* Peer-reviewed
** Invited talk


LABORATORY RESEARCH TRAINEESHIPS

2007-2013

Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience Laboratory Laboratory

MIT Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

(PI: John D.E. Gabrieli, Ph.D)

2007-2009

The Language Lab at MIT

MIT Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

(PI: Ted Gibson, Ph.D)

2007-2008

Ab/Normal Language Laboratory

MIT Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

(PI: Ken Wexler, Ph.D)

2004-2007

Communication Neural Systems Research Group

formerly Speech Research Laboratory

NU Dept. of Comm. Sci. & Disorders

(PI: Patrick C.M. Wong, Ph.D)

2005-2006

Psycholinguistics Laboratory

NU Dept. of Linguistics

(PI: Matt Goldrick, Ph.D)


HONORS & AWARDS

2012

Walle Nauta Award for Continuing Dedication to Teaching, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2011

Walle Nauta Award for Continuing Dedication to Teaching, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2010

Angus McDonald Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2008-2011

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience)

2007

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

2005-2006

Abraham Demoz Prize for Undergraduate Excellence in Linguistics Northwestern University Department of Linguistics

2006 - (1st): "Intra-talker variation: Audience design factors affecting lexical selections."

2005 - (Hon. Men.): "The ba-construction in Mandarin Chinese: A derivational analysis."

2003-2007

Dean's List, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.

2003

National Merit Scholar

2003

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

2001

Standing Ovation Award, Missouri Scholars Academy


GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2008-2011

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience)

2007

Northwestern University Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant "Integration of speech- and voice-perception systems for native language talker identification."

2006

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Grant "Brain bases of an interaction between voice perception and language proficiency."

2005

Northwestern University Summer Undergraduate Research Grant "Effects of linguistic proficiency on speaker identification."


TEACHING

2013

SAR SH 521 Phonetics (Boston Univ.)

Instructor

2013

SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation Professions (Boston Univ.)

Instructor

2013

SLPA 6301 Speech Science (Northeastern Univ.)

Instructor

2012

9.00 Introduction to Psychology (MIT)

Head TA .(Prof. J. Gabrieli)

2012

9.59 Psycholinguistics (MIT)

(Prof. E. Gibson)

2011

9.00 Introduction to Psychology (MIT)

Head TA + taught two weekly recitation sections.(Prof. J. Gabrieli)

Full course content is available on MIT OpenCourseWare Scholar.

2010

HST.583 fMRI Data Acquisition and Analysis (MIT)

(Prof. R. Gollub)

2010

9.00 Introduction to Psychology (MIT)

Taught two weekly recitation sections. (Prof. J. Gabrieli)

2009-2011

Sheep (Ovis aries) brain dissections (MIT)

2 led; 5 assisted

2009

9.00 Introduction to Psychology (MIT)

Taught two weekly recitation sections. (Prof. J. Gabrieli)

Guest Lectures:

2013: HST.710 Speech Communication ("Neural bases of speech production and perception")

2012: 9.59 Psycholinguistics ("Phonetics, phonology, and speech production" & "Speech perception: cognition and development"); HST.710 Speech Communication ("Talker variability in speech perception" & "Phonetic processes in and voice recognition")

2011: 9.03 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory ("Brain imaging techniques in the study of human learning and memory"); 9.59 Psycholinguistics ("Phonetics, phonology, and speech production" & "Perception, cognition, and neurology of speech"); HST.710 Speech Communication ("Talker variability in speech and voice recognition")


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Affiliations:
Acoustical Society of America (ASA); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Invited Reviewer for:
Journals: Applied Psycholinguistics; Brain and Language; Frontiers in Psychology; Human Brain Mapping; Journal of Consumer Behaviour; Journal of Experimental Child Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology - Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Nature Communications; NeuroImage; PLoS One; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Research in Developmental Disorders
Grants: Natioanl Science Foundation


Invited Talks:

2013

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

"Tin ears and silver tongues: Exploring individual differences in second language learning."

2013

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Psychological Sciences

2013

Purdue University, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

2013

Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

2012

University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

"From phonetics to phonology: Developmental language disorders and brain plasticity."

2011

University of Washington, Institute for Learning and Brain Science

"Dysfunction of rapid cortical plasticity in dyslexia."


Intramural Talks:

2011

McGovern Institute for Brain Research Annual Retreat presentation.

2010

"Dysfunction of rapid cortical plasticity in dyslexia", MIT Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

2010

“An introduction to R: Basic statistics and programming”, MIT Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences.

2008

“An own-race bias for voices results from asymmetric experience with acquired features of spoken language”, MIT Dept. Brain & Cognitive Sciences.

2006

Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience Annual Retreat presentation.

2005, 2006

Communication Sciences and Disorders Research Forum presentations.


Miscellaneous:

2007-Present

Supervisor; MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

2009-2011

Mentor; The Education Cooperative summer internship program for high-school students

2006

MGH fMRI Visiting Fellowship Program at Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

2006

Advisor/mentor; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Student Inquiry and Research Program.

2005-2007

"Phonatics" phonology and phonetics discussion group, Northwestern University.

2005-2007

Cognitive Brain Mapping Group, member, Northwestern University.



OTHER EMPLOYMENT

2004-2007

Research Assistant, Speech Research Laboratory, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Patrick C.M. Wong, Principal Investigator

2002-2005

Office Manager, King Appliance and Furniture, Kirksville, Missouri.


LANGUAGES

American English -- Native

French-- Proficient

Mandarin Chinese -- Intermediate