Dr Abbie Bradshaw

University position

Research fellow


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Home page

https://drabbiebradshaw.wordpress.com (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


My research is interested in speech production and perception, and the interactions between these at both the behavioural and the neural level.

I currently hold a Leverhulme Trust Early Career fellowship within Matt Davis’ group for a project entitled “Testing prediction as a unified framework for speech production and perception”. This will investigate if predictions during speech production are implemented in the brain in the same way as for speech perception, as proposed in predictive coding and active inference accounts of perception and action. Specifically, I will use decoding methods on multivariate fMRI data to investigate whether responses in auditory cortex to the self-voice during speech production represent prediction errors. Further, I will investigate whether prediction errors during speech production and perception are represented in a common neural code, by testing for successful cross-decoding between perception and production tasks.

Research Focus


speech perception

speech production

active inference

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Matt Davis

United Kingdom

Carolyn McGettigan Web: https://www.carolynmcgettigan.com


Daniel Lametti Web: https://www.lamettilab.com

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