Kevin Munhall

Kevin Munhall

Professor Emeritus

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Research Interests

Conversation is one of our most common and highly skilled activities. When we talk with other people, we perceive and produce a remarkable amount of social, emotional and linguistic information. This information is conveyed visually through the movements of our face and body and acoustically through our voice. In my laboratory, we study the perceptual and cognitive activities that make conversation possible. We use a variety of experimental techniques such as eye tracking, motion capture, animation and psychophysics to explore the multisensory processes and brain structures that are involved in face-to-face communication.

Selected Publications

Latif, N., Alsius, A., & Munhall, K.G. (2018). Knowing when to respond: the role of visual information in conversational turn exchanges. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 80, 27-41. 

Alsius, A., Paré, M., & Munhall, K.G. (2018). Forty Years After Hearing Lips and Seeing Voices the McGurk Effect Revisited. Multisensory Research, 31, 111-144.

Mitsuya, T., Munhall, K.G., & Purcell, D.W. (2017). Modulation of auditory-motor learning in response to formant perturbation as a function of delayed auditory feedback. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 141, 2758-2767.

Wilson, A., Alsius, A., Paré, M., & Munhall, K.G. (2016). Spatial frequency requirements and gaze strategy in visual-only and audiovisual speech perception. Journal of Speech, Hearing and Language Research, 59, 601-615.

Latif, N., Barbosa, A.V., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., Castelhano, M.S. and Munhall, K.G. (2014). Movement coordination during conversation. PloS One, 9(8), e105036.

MacDonald, E.N., Johnson, E.K., Forsythe, J., Plante, P., Munhall, K.G. (2012). Children’s development of self-regulation in speech production. Current Biology, 24:22(2), 113-7.