Human Interaction Lab



Human interaction requires dialogue partners to produce and perceive speech, and to coordinate these communicative actions to succeed. What happens when the ability to produce or perceive speech is impaired? And how does this disrupt the natural process of conversation? In this research lab, we consider breakdowns in human interaction a result of the dialogue pair and investigate the foundations for novel approaches to identify and rehabilitate such deficits. I have built a program of research investigating how listeners understand and adapt to the degraded speech signal of dysarthria, laying the groundwork for listener-targeted perceptual training to improve intelligibility of dysarthric speech. I have also expanded this line of work to examine dysarthria, and other communication disorders, within the speech coordination framework of conversational entrainment. These two key lines of research, which frequently overlap, emphasize the role of rhythm in communication and draw from a breadth of disciplines including speech science, cognitive psychology, sociolinguistics, and tools from the field of engineering. Work in the Human Interaction Lab is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH NIDCD).


Stephanie A. Borrie, Ph.D.
Lab Director

Stephanie A. Borrie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Human Interaction Lab
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
Utah State University




Referred Journal Publications

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Borrie, S.A., Barrett, T.S., Willi, M.M., & Berisha, V. (in press). Syncing up for a good conversation: A clinically-meaningful methodology for capturing conversational entrainment in the speech domain. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Borrie, S.A., Lansford, K.L. & Barrett, T.S. (2018). Understanding dysrhythmic speech: When rhythm does not matter and learning does not happen. Journal of Acoustical Society of America. 143, EL379-EL385. pdf

McLaughlin, D.J, Baese-Berk, M.M, Bent, T., Borrie, S.A., & Van Engen, K. (2018). Coping with adversity: Individual differences in the perception of noisy and accented speech. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80, 1559-1570. pdf

Wynn, C.J., Borrie, S.A., & Sellars, T. (2018). Speech rate entrainment in children and adults with and without autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 965-974. pdf

Willi, M.M., Borrie, S.A., Barrett, T.S., Tu, M. & Berisha, V. (2018). A discriminative acoustic-prosodic approach for measuring local entrainment. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2018. Paper number 1419, 1–5. pdf

Parker, M.A. & Borrie, S.A. (2018). Judgements of intelligence and likeability in young adult female speakers of American English: The influence of vocal fry and the surrounding acoustic-prosodic context. Journal of Voice, 32 538-545. pdf

Lansford, K.L., Luhrsen, S., Ingvalson, E., & Borrie, S.A. (2018). Effects of familiarization on intelligibility of dysarthric speech in older adults with and without hearing loss. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 91-98. pdf

Yoho, S.E. & Borrie, S.A. (2018). Combining degradations: The effect of background noise on intelligibility of disordered speech. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 143, 281-286. pdf

Borrie, S.A., Lansford, K.L. & Barrett, T.S. (2017). Generalized adaptation to dysarthric speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 3110-3117. pdf

Borrie, S.A. & Schäfer, M.C.M. (2017). Effects of lexical and somatosensory feedback on long-term improvements in intelligibility of dysarthric speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60 2151-2158. pdf

Borrie, S.A., Baese-Berk, M. Van Engen, K., & Bent, T. (2017). A relationship between processing speech in noise and dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 4660-4667. pdf

Borrie, S.A. & Delfino, C. (2017). Conversational entrainment of vocal fry in young adult female American English speakers. Journal of Voice, 31, 513.e25–513.e32. pdf

Muñoz, K., Ong, C., Borrie, S.A., Nelson, L.H., & Twohig, M. (2017). Audiologists’ communication behavior during hearing device management appointments. International Journal of Audiology, 56, 328-336. pdf

Borrie, S.A., Lansford, K.L. & Barrett, T.S. (2017). Rhythm perception and its role in recognition and learning of dysrhythmic speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 561–570. pdf

Bent, T., Baese-Berk, M., Borrie, S.A., & McKee, M. (2016). Individual differences in the perception of unfamiliar regional, nonnative, and disordered speech varieties. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 3775-3786. pdf

Lansford, K.L., Borrie, S.A., & Bystricky, L. (2016). Use of crowdsourcing to assess the ecological validity of perceptual training paradigms in dysarthria. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25, 233-239. pdf

Borrie, S.A. & Schäfer, M.C.M. (2015). The role of somatosensory information in speech perception: Imitation improves recognition of disordered speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 1708–1716. pdf

Borrie, S.A., Lubold, N. & Pon-Barry, H. (2015). Disordered speech disrupts conversational entrainment: A study of acoustic-prosodic entrainment and communicative success in populations with communication challenges. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1187. pdf

Borrie, S.A. (2015). Visual information: A help or hindrance to perceptual processing of dysarthric speech. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 137, 1473-1480. pdf

Baese-Berk, M., Bent, T., Borrie, S.A., & McKee, M. (2015). Individual differences in perception of unfamiliar speech. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Paper number 0460, 1–5. pdf

Borrie, S.A. & Liss, J.M., (2014). Rhythm as a coordinating device: Entrainment with disordered speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 815-824. pdf

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Liss, J.M., O’Beirne, G.A., & Anderson, T. (2013). The role of linguistic and indexical information in improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 133, 474-482. pdf

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Liss, J.M., Kirk, C., O'Beirne, G.A., & Anderson, T. (2012). Familiarisation conditions and the mechanisms that underlie improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27, 1039-1055. pdf

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Liss, J.M., O'Beirne, G.A., & Anderson, T. (2012). A follow-up investigation into the mechanisms that underlie improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, EL102-108. pdf

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., & Liss, J.M. (2012). Perceptual learning of dysarthric speech: A review of experimental studies. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 290-305. pdf

McAuliffe, M.J., Borrie, S.A., Good, P.V., & Hughes, L.E. (2010). Consideration of the listener in the assessment and treatment of dysarthria. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language, and Hearing, 12, 16-19. pdf

Borrie, S.A., McAuliffe, M.J., Tillard, G., Ormond, T., Anderson, T., & Hornibrook, J. (2007). Effect of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) on articulation in speakers with Parkinson’s disease. New Zealand Journal of Speech-Language Therapy, 62, 29-36. pdf

Our Team

Stephanie Borrie
Lab Director
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University (USU). I hold a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Motor Speech Disorders Lab at Arizona State University. Download CV HERE and to check out my official USU Directory page, click HERE.
Rochelle Vargas
Lab Manager
Camille Wynn
Ph.D. Student
Kiersten Pope
M.S. Student
Vicki Cleverley-Wardell
M.S. Student
Samantha Budge
M.S. Student
Jessica Watts
B.S. Student
Nicole Green
B.S. Student
Joshua Dawson
Lab Programmer

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We are always looking for people for neurogenic speech disorders to participate in our research. If you live in the Logan area and have a speech disorder from any type of brain injury or disease then we welcome your participation.
If you're interested or have any questions please send an email to:
stephanie.borrie@usu.edu