Review of Article on Somato-sensory Inputs on Speech Production

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The beginning:
Review of Article on Somato-sensory Inputs on Speech Production
Introduction (what is known about the topic, any gaps, and questions asked by authors)
The fact of the matter is that the research consistently points to the fact that individuals who fall deaf – profoundly deaf – still retain the capacity to speak intelligibly for many decades or years after their hearing departs. Historically, studies have focused upon the possibility that auditory inputs were at the heart of deaf individuals retaining the capacity for appropriate speech motor function; little, if any, attention was paid to
somato
-sensory input and its role on speech production and speech motor learning (
Abbs
&
Gracco
, 391-395; McFarland & Baum, 391-395).
The...
The end:
.....eightened sensitivity to
somato
-sensory input – but also may reflect the normal role of
somato
-sensory input in determining speech movement; the scholars do not quite know (
Nasir
&
Ostry
, 1219-1220). Clearly, future studies need to look at addressing the latter issue using more exacting methodology and larger sample sizes.
Works Cited
Abbs
, J.H., & V.L.
Gracco
. “
Sensorimotor
actions in the control of multi-movement speech gestures.” Trends in Neuroscience, 6(1983), 391-395.
Mcfarland
, D.H., & B. Baum. “Incomplete compensation to
articulatory
perturbation.”
Journ
Accoustic
Soc Am, 97(1995): 1865-1873.
Nasir
, S.M., & David
Ostry
. “speech motor learning in profoundly deaf adults.” Neuroscience, 11.10(2008): 1217-1222.