Human Interaction Lab



Communication requires dialogue partners to produce and perceive speech, and to coordinate these behaviors 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 lab, we explore how speech disorders (e.g., dysarthria) interfere with speech production, speech perception, and conversational entrainment (interpersonal coordination). We consider breakdowns in human interaction as an entity of the dialogue pair and investigate novel approaches to identify and rehabilitate such deficits. This work emphasizes the role of rhythm in communication and draws from a breadth of disciplines including speech science, cognitive science, psychology, sociolinguistics, and tools from the field of engineering. Work in the Human Interaction Lab is currently funded by the National Institute of Health.


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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Parker, M.A. and Borrie, S.A. (in press). 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. [epub ahead of print] pdf

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

Borrie, S.A. and 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., and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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., and 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., and 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. and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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.
Michelle Parker
M.S. Student
Kiersten Pope
M.S. Student
Kylee Okerlund
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