I study the evolution of human linguistic and cognitive ability. In the 1970s my focus was on the evolution of the vocal anatomy that makes human speech possible. My current work concerns the neural circuits that regulate syntax, cognition as well as speech production and other aspects of motor control. These circuits, which involve the basal ganglia and other subcortical structures, are related through their evolutionary history. My research also involves applications such as voice monitoring cognition and emotion, and the assessment of Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, and of verbal apraxia and its genetic bases in children.

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Philip Lieberman Fred M. Seed Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
. Professional Appointments 1957-59 Research Assistant, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1958-62. Lieutenant, United States Air Force: 1962-67 Research Staff, Speech Research Branch, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories 1967. Research Staff Member, Haskins Laboratories. Associate Professor, University of Connecticut; Professor, 1969; Acting Head, Department of Linguistics 1973-74 1974. Professor, Brown University
1975-77, 1981-86. Chairman, Department of Linguistics 1988 - 1991, Chairman, Department Cognitive and Linguistic

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