Patrick C. Wong
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive, Room 3-365
Evanston, IL 60208-2952
Graduate Programs: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Patrick Wong’s research concerns central auditory processing and neurophysiology, especially speech perception and learning, auditory skill levels and deficits, and interactions between speech and music. The primary goal is to identify possible underlying neurophysiologic principles governing complex auditory perception and learning for developing effective treatment programs for auditory and speech processing deficits and second language instructions. It is supported by NIH and NSF.
|PhD||Psychology, University of Texas at Austin|
|MA||Psychology, University of Texas at Austin|
|BA||Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin|
Wong, P.C.M., Chan, A.H.D., Roy, A., & Margulis, E.H. (in press). The bimusical brain is not two monomusical brains in one: Evidence from musical affective processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Wong, F.C.K., Chandrasekaran, B., Garibaldi, K., & Wong, P.C.M. (2011). White matter anisotropy in the ventral language pathway predicts sound-to-word learning success. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(24), 8780-8785.
Sheppard, J.P., Wang, J.P., & Wong, P.C.M. (2011). Large-Scale cortical functional organization and speech perception across the lifespan. PLoS ONE, 6(1), e16510.
Wong, P.C.M., Jin, J.X., Gunasekera, G.M., Abel, R., Lee, E.R., & Dhar. S. (2009). Aging and Cortical Mechanisms of Speech Perception in Noise. Neuropsychologia, 47, 693-703
Wong, P.C.M., Warrier, C.M., Penhune, V.B., Roy, A.K., Sadehh, A., Parrish, T.B. & Zatorre, R.J. (2008). Volume of Left Heschl's Gyrus and Linguistic Pitch Learning. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 828-836.
Wong, P.C.M., Skoe, E., Russo, N.M., Dees, T., & Kraus, N. (2007). “Musical Experience Shapes Human Brainstem Encoding of Linguistic Pitch Patterns.” Nature Neuroscience, 10, 420-422.
Wong, P.C.M., Parsons, L.M., Martinez, M., & Diehl, R.L. (2004). “The role of the insular cortex in pitch pattern perception: The effect of linguistic contexts.” Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 9153-9160.
Recent Grants and Funding
|2010-2015||Neural Mechanisms of Speech Learning in Older Adults. National Institutes of Health (NIA). $712,800. PI|
|2011-2014||Lexical and Musical Tone Deafness. National Science Foundation. $435,000. PI|
|2008–2013||Behavioral and Neural Factors in Speech Learning. National Institutes of Health (NIDCD). $1.8M. PI|
|CSD 406||Functional Neuroanatomy|
|CSD 551||Topics in CSD (Central Auditory Processing)|
|CSD 112||Scientific Exploration of Communication|
|CSD 553||Computational Modeling|