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College of Liberal Art & Sciences » Communication Sciences & Disorders » Faculty
Li Hsieh PhD
Li Hsieh PhD, Associate Professor
204.2 RACK
Research Area
(313) 577-5792
(313) 577-5914
(313) 577-8885

Professional Interests:  Dr. Hsieh is interested in investigating the neural networks that subserve language, memory, and other cognitive subsystems in both normal and disordered populations.  She is especially interested in the cognitive and neural networks of speech and prosody processing, as well as their applications in different contexts (i.e., linguistic vs. emotional prosody, Chinese tonal and musical processing, multi-tasking situations, and online processing).  By using modern brain-imaging techniques, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and behavioral measurements, she is able to look at individuals' behavioral performance and brain activations in vivo.  The subject populations under study mainly involve normal adults, but future studies are likely to include both adults and children with speech and language disorders.  Finally, Dr. Hsieh would like to employ comparisons among speakers of tonal and non-tonal language (such as Chinese and English) in order to investigate the universal and language-specific mechanisms regarding their linguistic experiences.

Current Work:  Dr. Hsieh's current research projects involve functional localization and network of speech and music perception, speech-language production, (e.g., spelling processes, speech distraction in driving performance), as well as the corresponding cognitive and working memory processes for both normal and disordered populations.

Course Offerings:

  1. SLP 5120: Introduction to Speech Science, Wayne State University.
  2. SLP 7630: Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication Disorders, Wayne State University.
  3. SLP 8390: Doctoral Seminar, Wayne State University.

     American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
     Cognitive Neuroscience Society
     Human Brain Mapping Organization

     B.A. in English Literature @ Soochow University, Taiwan, ROC
     M.A. in Linguistics @ Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, ROC
     M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology @ Northwestern University, USA
     Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology @ Purdue University, USA
     Post-doctoral Fellowship in Department of Cognitive Science @ Johns Hopkins University, USA

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