Current research interests

Audiovisual speech perception, sensorimotor interactions in speech perception, speech communication in Parkinson's disease


  • Zmuda, L., Baey, C., Mairano, P., & Basirat, A. (2020). Verbal statistical learning: Prior knowledge impacts word identification but not metacognition. PsyArXiv.

Publications in refereed journals

  • Basirat, A., Moreau, C., & Knutsen, D. (in press). Parkinson’s disease impacts feedback production during verbal communication. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. (pre-assigned doi)
  • Basirat, A., Patin, C., & Jozefowiez, J. (in press). Sonority projection effect in French: A signal detection theory approach. Canadian Journal of Linguistics. (pre-assigned doi)
  • Basirat, A., Schwartz, J.-L., & Moreau, C. (2020). Word segmentation based on prosody in Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics.
  • Basirat, A., & Hupé, J.-M. (2020). Synesthesia in children with difficulties in written language learning. Consciousness and Cognition, 82, 102951.
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  • Pinto, S., Tremblay, P., Basirat, A., & Sato, M. (2019). The impact of when, what and how predictions on auditory speech perception. Experimental Brain Research, 237(12), 3143-3153.
  • Basirat, A., Allart, É., Brunellière, A., & Martin, Y. (2019). Audiovisual speech segmentation in post-stroke aphasia: a pilot study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 26(8), 588-594.
  • Basirat, A., Brunellière, A., Hartsuiker, R. (2018). The role of audiovisual speech in the early stages of lexical processing as revealed by the ERP word repetition effect. Language Learning, 68, 80-101.
  • 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.

Publications in conference proceedings

  • Dussard, C., Basirat, A., Betrouni, N., Moreau, C., Devos, D., Cabestaing, F., & Rouillard, J. (2020). Preliminary Study of the Perception of Emotions Expressed by Virtual Agents in the context of Parkinson’s disease. In Workshop on Social Affective Multimodal Interaction for Health (SAMIH)-ICMI 2020.
  • Basirat, A., Patin, C., & Moreau, C. (2018). Relationship between perception and production of intonation of French in Parkinson’s disease. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018 (pp. 809-813).
  • Basirat, A., & Schwartz, J.-L. (2010). Éléments de modélisation de l’effet de transformation verbale. In Proceedings of XXVIIIèmes Journeés d’Étude sur la Parole, 153-156.
  • Basirat, A., Sato, M., Schwartz, J.-L., Kahane, P., & Lachaux, J.-P. (2008). Un circuit pariéto-frontal des bascules perceptives en parole : une étude IEEG. In Proceedings of XXVIIèmes Journeés d’Étude sur la Parole, 1-4.