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David Ostry
Haskins Laboratories
300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Haskins phone: (203) 865-6163, ext. 296
Haskins fax: (203) 865-8963

Dept. of Psychology McGill University
1205 Dr. Penfield Ave.
Montreal (Qc) Canada, H3A 1B1
McGill Phone: (514) 398-6111
McGill Fax: (514) 398-4896

URL: http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/labs/mcl/Lab-Home.html

Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories
Professor, Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms of

voluntary movement and deals equally with speech production and human

arm motion. I use mathematical models, robots and behavioral and

physiological techniques to assess motor function and the characteristics of

motor learning. The overall goals are to understand the interplay of

sensory and motor function and most recently, to understand how motor

learning and adaptation affects sensory function in speech and limb


Representative Publications

Ostry DJ, Darainy M, Mattar AAG, Wong J, Gribble PL (2010) Somatosensory

plasticity and motor learning, Journal of Neuroscience, 30: 5384-5393. (PDF)

Nasir SM, Ostry DJ (2009) Auditory plasticity and speech motor learning,

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 20470-20475.

Ito T, Tiede M, Ostry DJ (2009) Somatosensory function in speech perception,

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 1245-1248. (PDF)

Nasir SM, Ostry DJ (2008) Speech motor learning in profoundly deaf adults.

Nature Neuroscience, 11: 1217-1222. (PDF)

Tremblay S, Houle G, Ostry DJ (2008) Specificity of speech motor learning.

Journal of Neuroscience, 28: 2426-2434 (PDF)

Tremblay S, Shiller DM, Ostry DJ (2003) Somatosensory basis of speech

production. Nature, 423: 866-869 (PDF)