Li Hsieh, Ph.D.
Speech Language Pathology
204.2 Rackham Building
Li Hsieh, Ph.D.
Dr. Hsieh is interested in investigating the neural networks that subserve language, memory, and other cognitive subsystems in both normal and disordered populations. She is especially interested in the cognitive and neural networks of speech and prosody processing, as well as their applications in different contexts (i.e., linguistic vs. emotional prosody, Chinese tonal and musical processing, multi-tasking situations, and online processing). By using modern brain-imaging techniques, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and behavioral measurements, she is able to look at individuals' behavioral performance and brain activations in vivo. The subject populations under study mainly involve normal adults, but future studies are likely to include both adults and children with speech and language disorders. Finally, Dr. Hsieh would like to employ comparisons among speakers of tonal and non-tonal language (such as Chinese and English) in order to investigate the universal and language-specific mechanisms regarding their linguistic experiences.
Dr. Hsieh's current research projects involve functional localization and network of speech and music perception, speech-language production, (e.g., spelling processes, speech distraction in driving performance), as well as the corresponding cognitive and working memory processes for both normal and disordered populations.
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- BA in English Literature, Soochow University, Taiwan
- MA in Linguistics, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
- MA in Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University, USA
- PhD in Speech-Language Pathology, Purdue University, USA
- PostDoctoral Fellowship in Department of Cognitive Science, John Hopkins University, USA
- Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society
- Member, Human Brain Mapping Organization
1) Genik II, R.J., Hsieh, L., Graydon, F.X., & Green, C.C., (2005). Chapter 25: Emergent Functional Brain Imaging and Rehabilitation Opportunities. In J. M. Pellerito (Ed.), Driver Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, Elsevier.
2) Young, R.A., Hsieh, L., Graydon, F.X., Genik II, R.J., Benton, M.D., Green, C.C., Bowyer, S.M., Moran, J.E., Tepley, N. (2005). Mind-on-the-Drive: Real-time functional neuroimaging of cognitive brain mechanisms underlying driver performance and distraction. Human Factors in Driving, Telematics and Seating Comfort 2005, SP-1934, Society of Automotive Engineering, Warrendale, PA.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
1. Cheung, H., & Hsieh, L. (1997). Learning a new verb in Mandarin Chinese: The effects of affectedness condition and phonological shape. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 25, 21-40.
2. Hsieh, L., Leonard, L.B., & Swanson, L. (1999). Some differences between English plural noun inflections and third singular verb inflections in the input: The contributions of frequency, sentence position, and duration. Journal of Child Language, 26, 531-547.
3. Gandour, J., Wong, D., Hsieh, L., Weinzapfel, B., Van Lancker, D., & Hutchins, G. (2000). A crosslinguistic PET study of tone perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 207-222.
4. Hsieh, L., Gandour, J., Wong, D., & Hutchins, G. (2001). Functional heterogeneity of inferior frontal gyrus is shaped by linguistic experience. Brain and Language, 76, 227-252.
5. Gandour, J., Dzemidzic, M., Wong, D., Lowe, M., Tong, Y., Hsieh, L., Satthamnuwong, N., & Lurito, J. (2003). Temporal integration of speech prosody is shaped by language experience: an fMRI study. Brain and Language, 84, 318-336.
6. Graydon, F.X., Young, R.A., Benton, M. D., Genik II, R.J., Posse, S., Hsieh, L., & Green, C. (2004). Visual event detection during simulated driving: identifying the neural correlates with functional neuroimaging. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 7, 271-286.
7. Bowyer SM, Hsieh L, Moran JE, Young RA, Manoharan A, Liao CJ, Malladi K, Yu Y-J, Chiang Y-R, Tepley N (2009). Conversation effects on neural mechanisms underlying reaction time to visual events while viewing a driving scene using MEG. Brain Research, 1251, 151-161.
8. Hsieh L, Young RA, Bowyer SM, Moran JE, Genik II RJ, Green CC, Chiang Y-R, Yu Y-J, Liao C-C, Seaman S (2009). Conversation effects on neural mechanisms underlying reaction time to visual events while viewing a driving video: An fMRI study. Brain Research, 1251, 162-175.
9. Hsieh L, Young R, Seaman S. (2012) Development of the Enhanced Peripheral Detection Task: A surrogate test for driver distraction. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Electron. Electr. Syst. 5(1).
10. Hsieh, L., Seaman, S., & Young, R.A. (2015). A Surrogate Test for Driver Distraction: Tactile Detection Response Task (TDRT). SAE: SS302: Human Factors in Driving and Automotive Telematics.
11. Hsieh, L., Seaman, S., & Young, R.A. (2015). Eye Glance Analysis of the Surrogate Tests for Driver Distraction. Peer-Reviewed Paper of the Driving Assessment Conference 2015.
12. Hsieh, L. (2015). Effect of Bilingualism on Multitasking: A Pilot Study. American Speech-Language Hearing Association, SIG 14 Perspectives Issue, Dec. 2015.
13. Seaman, S., Hsieh, L., & Young, R.A. (2016). Driver Demand: Eye Glance Measures. SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-1421, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-1421.
14. Young, R.A., Hsieh, L., & Seaman, S. (2016). The Dimensional Model of Driver Demand: Extension to Auditory-Vocal and Mixed-Mode Tasks. SAE Int. J. Trans. Safety 4(1):2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-1427.
15. Young, R., Seaman, S., & Hsieh, L. (2016). The Dimensional Model of Driver Demand: Visual-Manual Tasks, SAE Int. J. Trans. Safety 4(1):2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-1423.
Refereed Conference Proceeding Papers:
1. Cheung, H. & Hsieh, L. (1994). Learning a new verb: The effects of affectedness condition and phonological shapes. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, City Polytechnic, Hong Kong.
2. Graydon, F.X., Young, R.A., Fitzgerald, D., Hsieh, L., Macmillan, S., Green, C., Posse, S. (2003). Neural correlates of event detection and responding during a limited form of simulated driving using fMRI. Society for Neuroscience Proceedings, 33rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
3. Bowyer, S.M., Hsieh, L., Moran, J.E., Chiang, Y-R., Young, R.A., Tepley, N. (2004). Neural correlates of event-related distractions during a driving task. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Biomagnetism, 215-216.
4. Bowyer, S., Moran, J., Hsieh, L., Manoharan, A., Young R.A., Malladi, K., Yu, Y-J., Chiang, Y-R., Hersberger, R., Genik II, R., & Tepley, N. (2006). MEG neural mechanisms underlying reaction times to visual events in a simple driving-like setting: Effect of conversation. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on BioMagnetism 2006.
5. Bowyer, S.M., Moran, J.E., Hsieh, L., Manoharan, A., Young, R.A., Malladi, K., Yu, Y-J., Chiang, Y-R., Hersberger, R., Genik II, R.J., & Tepley, N. (2007). MEG localization of cortex involved in attention processes during a driving task with conversation. New Frontiers in Biomagnetism, International Congress Series 1300, 401–404 (Peer reviewed).
6. Bowyer SM, Moran JE, Seaman S, Young RA, Sullivan J, Farjam R, Tepley N, Hsieh L (2008). Language processes during overt and covert speech in a simulated driving task. In: Biomagnetism: Transdisciplinary Research and Exploration. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-29. (Peer reviewed).
7. Hsieh, L. and Ranalli, R.J. (2009). A Human Factors Alertness Module Study via Brain Tomography. Proceedings of the 2009 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS), Detroit, MI, August 18-20, 2009.
8. Young, R.A., Angell, L., Sullivan, J., Seaman, S., & Hsieh, L. (2009). Validation of the Static Load Test for Event Detection during Hands-free Conversation. Driving Assessment Conference 2009. (Peer reviewed).
9. Hsieh, L., Seaman, S., & Young, R.A.. (2010). Effect of Emotional Speech Tone on Driving from Lab to Road: fMRI and ERP Studies. Conference Paper of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. U.S.A. (Peer reviewed).
10 Hsieh L., Young RA, & Seaman, S. (2012). Development of the Enhanced Peripheral Detection Task: A Surrogate Test for Driver Distraction. Proceedings of the 2012 Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Annual Meeting, 12B-0305 / 2012-01-0965. (Peer reviewed).
11. Young, R. A., Hsieh, L., & Seaman, S. (2013). The Tactile Detection Response Task: Preliminary validation for measuring the attentional effects of cognitive load. The 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Bolton Landing, NY, June 17-20, 2013. (Peer reviewed).
12. Hsieh, L., Seaman, S., & Young, R.A. (2015). Eye Glance Analysis of The Surrogate Tests for Driver Distraction. Processing of the Driving Assessment Conference 2015. (Peer reviewed).
Abstracts Published in Academic Journals:
1. Wong, D., Gandour, J., Hsieh, L., & Hutchins, G. (1998). Pitch processing in a linguistic and nonlinguistic context: A crosslinguistic PET study. NeuroImage, 7(4), S192.
2. Gandour, J., Wong, D., Hsieh, L., Weinzapfel, B., & Hutchins, G. (1998). A crosslinguistic PET study of tone perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, S25.
3. Hsieh, L., Gandour, J., Wong, D., & Hutchins, G. (2000). A PET study of the perception of Chinese tones. NeuroImage, 11(5), S313.
4. Hsieh, L., Gandour, J., Wong, D., & Hutchins, G. (2000). Functional heterogeneity of inferior frontal gyrus is shaped by linguistic experience. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 45, 15B, Suppl. 2000.
5. Gandour, J., Dzemidzic, M., Wong, D., Lowe, M., Tong, Y., Hsieh, L., & Lurito, J. (2001). Differential neural circuitry underlies the perception of Chinese tone and intonation: an fMRI study. NeuroImage, 13(6), S533.
6. Rapp, B. & Hsieh, L. (2002). Functional magnetic resonance imaging of short- and long-term memory components of spelling process. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 133, E52 Suppl. S Apr.
7. Hsieh, L., & Rapp, B. (2004). Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the cognitive components of the spelling process. Brain and Language, 91, 40-41.
8. Llagas-Porcalla, M.Z.L. & Hsieh, L. (2005). Inter-hemisphere network for linguistic prosody processing: Comparison of the left- and right-hemisphere damaged patients with normal controls. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, S85.
9. Hsieh, L. & Chiang, Y-R. (2005). Cross-linguistic comparison of Chinese tone and music perception: An fMRI study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, S93.
10. Chiang, Y-R. & Hsieh, L. (2005). Universal and language-specific perception of Chinese tonal contours: A cross-linguistic study on Chinese and English listeners. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, S214.
Marovino, T.A., Hsieh, L. & Liao, J. C-C. The Return on Investment of an Integrated
Rehabilitation Program on a Chronic Disability Population Using Case Reserves as a
Primary Outcome Measure, Healthcare Reform, Jan. 2014
Invited and/or Refereed Papers Presented Internationally or Nationally:
Dr. Hsieh’s research results were reported and cited in the “Status Report on
Activities in Japan regarding the Guideline on Measures against Quietness Issues of
Hybrid Vehicle.” Presented at the Quiet Road Transport Vehicle (QRTV) meeting of
the United Nations in Baltimore on October 18-20, 2011.
SLP 5120 Introduction to Speech Science
SLP 7630 Cognitive Neurosciences of Communication Disorders
SLP 8390 Doctoral Seminar