Current research interests

Audiovisual speech perception, Sensorimotor interactions in speech perception, Speech processing in Parkinson's disease


  • Basirat, A., Brunellière, A., Hartsuiker, R. (in press). The role of audiovisual speech in the early stages of lexical processing as revealed by the ERP word repetition effect. Language Learning.

  • Basirat, A. (2017). Word segmentation in phonemically identical and prosodically different sequences using cochlear implants: A case study. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 31(6), 478‑485.

  • Kösem, A., Basirat, A., Azizi, L., & van Wassenhove, V. (2016). High frequency neural activity predicts word parsing in ambiguous speech streams. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116(6), 2497-2512.

  • Basirat, A., Dehaene, S., & Dehaene-Lambertz, G. (2014). A hierarchy of cortical responses to sequence violations in three-month-old infants. Cognition, 132(2): 137-150.

  • Basirat, A., Schwartz, J.-L., & Sato, M. (2012). Perceptuo-motor interactions in the perceptual organization of speech: Evidence from the verbal transformation effect. Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B, 367(1591): 965–976.

  • Schwartz, J.-L., Basirat, A., Ménard, L., & Sato, M. (2012). The Perception for Action Control Theory (PACT): a perceptuo-motor theory of speech perception. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 25(5): 336–354.

  • Sato, M., Grabski, K., Glenberg, A., Brisebois, A., Basirat, A., Ménard, L., & Cattaneo, L. (2011). Articulatory bias in speech categorization: evidence from use-induced motor plasticity. Cortex, 47(8): 1001-1003.

  • Basirat, A., Sato, M., Schwartz, J.-L., Kahane, P., & Lachaux, J.-P. (2008). Parieto-frontal gamma band activity during the perceptual emergence of speech forms. NeuroImage, 42(1): 404-413.

  • Sato, M., Basirat, A., & Schwartz, J.-L. (2007). Visual contribution to the perception of multistable speech forms. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 69(8): 1360-1372.