Loucks Joins Beckman Institute

The Beckman Institute welcomes Torrey Loucks from the Department of Speech and Hearing Science as a new faculty member in the Biological Intelligence research initiative.

Torrey Loucks, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science has joined the Beckman Institute as a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience group in the Biological Intelligence research initiative.

Loucks' research explores neural control of speech and voice production and neurological voice disorders in normal and stuttering individuals. He is a researcher in the Stuttering Research Project, which seeks to identify a biomarker for persistent stuttering in children through different structural and functional MRI approaches.

His areas of professional interest include neural control of speech and voice production in the normally developing system, sensorimotor integration for speech production in children and adults, speech motor learning in normally fluent individuals and persons who stutter and neurological voice disorders.