A neuroscience model of stuttering

H. B. Nudelman, K. E. Herbrich, B. D. Hoyt, David B. Rosenfield

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Using motor control systems analysis and a reductionist approach, we provide a unified model of stuttering. This model views stuttering as a momentary instability in a complex multiloop control system. The model predicts the temporal conditions under which this instability will occur. Furthermore, these temporal conditions account for the efficacy of fluency-evoking maneuvers, therapy, and the variability of speech output in stutterers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-427
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Fluency Disorders
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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