300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Haskins phone: (203) 865-6163, ext. 296
Haskins fax: (203) 865-8963
1205 Dr. Penfield Ave.
Montreal (Qc) Canada, H3A 1B1
McGill Phone: (514) 398-6111
McGill Fax: (514) 398-4896
My research focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms of
voluntary movement and deals equally with speech production and human
arm motion. I use mathematical models, robots and behavioral and
physiological techniques to assess motor function and the characteristics of
motor learning. The overall goals are to understand the interplay of
sensory and motor function and most recently, to understand how motor
learning and adaptation affects sensory function in speech and limb
Ostry DJ, Darainy M, Mattar AAG, Wong J, Gribble PL (2010) Somatosensory
plasticity and motor learning, Journal of Neuroscience, 30: 5384-5393. (PDF)
Nasir SM, Ostry DJ (2009) Auditory plasticity and speech motor learning,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 20470-20475.
Ito T, Tiede M, Ostry DJ (2009) Somatosensory function in speech perception,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 1245-1248. (PDF)
Nasir SM, Ostry DJ (2008) Speech motor learning in profoundly deaf adults.
Nature Neuroscience, 11: 1217-1222. (PDF)
Tremblay S, Houle G, Ostry DJ (2008) Specificity of speech motor learning.
Journal of Neuroscience, 28: 2426-2434 (PDF)
Tremblay S, Shiller DM, Ostry DJ (2003) Somatosensory basis of speech
production. Nature, 423: 866-869 (PDF)