Vincent Gracco

vincent.gracco [at] (Email)

Speech Motor Control Lab


BA & MA Speech Pathology, San Diego State University
PhD Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research interests

My research focuses on the neuroscience of human communication using multiple neuroimaging modalities and physiological techniques. Current research areas focus on the development and mechanisms of sensorimotor control for spoken language, sensorimotor dysfunctions associated with stuttering and other speech motor disorders, neuroplasticity and sensorimotor learning, bilingualism and the relationship between language and music. Dr. Gracco is the Director of the multidisciplinary Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music at McGill.

Representative Publications

Beal, D. S., Lerch, J. P., Cameron, B., Henderson, R., Gracco, V. L., & De Nil, L. F. (2015). The trajectory of gray matter development in Broca’s area is abnormal in people who stutter. PDF Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9.

Berken, J. A., Gracco, V. L., Chen, J. K., Watkins, K. E., Baum, S., Callahan, M., & Klein, D. (2015). Neural Activation in Speech Production and Reading Aloud in Native and Non-Native Languages. PDF NeuroImage.

Ito, T., Gracco, V. L., & Ostry, D. J. (2014). Temporal factors affecting somatosensory–auditory interactions in speech processing. PDF Frontiers in psychology, 5.

Deschamps, I., Baum, S. R., & Gracco, V. L. (2014). On the role of the supramarginal gyrus in phonological processing and verbal working memory: Evidence from rTMS studies. Neuropsychologia, 53, 39-46.

Klepousniotou, E., Gracco, V. L., & Pike, G. B. (2014). Pathways to lexical ambiguity: fMRI evidence for bilateral fronto-parietal involvement in language processing. Brain and language.

Mollaei F, Shiller D, Gracco VL (2013). Sensorimotor adaptation of speech in Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 28(12), 1668-1674. doi: 10.1002/mds.25588.

Arnaud L, Sato M, Menard L Gracco VL (2013). Repetition Suppression for Speech Processing in the Associative Occipital and Parietal Cortex of Congenitally Blind Adults. PDF PLoS ONE 8(5): e64553. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064553

Brajot, F. X., Mollaei, F., Callahan, M., Klein, D., Baum, S. R., & Gracco, V. L. (2013, June). Articulatory phonetics of coronal stops in monolingual and simultaneous bilingual speakers of Canadian French and English. PDF In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 060064). Acoustical Society of America.

Grabski K, Tremblay P, Gracco VL, Girin L, Granjon L, Sato M (2013). A mediating role of the auditory dorsal pathway in selective adaptation to speech: a state-dependent transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Brain Research,

Smits-Bandstra S, Gracco VL (2013). Verbal Implicit Sequence Learning in Persons who Stutter and Persons with Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Motor Behavior, 45(5), 381-393. doi: 10.1080/00222895.2013.812058.

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