Eig Study of Ali's Speech Patterns Uncovers New Clues About His Parkinson's Diagnosis
If you've listened to the Chasing Ali podcast, you know that in addition to studying Ali for his biography, Jonathan Eig co-authored a research paper examining his speech patterns. Inspired by a similar study of Ronald Reagan's speeches and the insights they offered into his advancing Alzheimer's Disease, Jonathan reached out to researchers Visar Berisha and Julie Liss at Arizona State University. The goal: track Ali's speech over the course of his career to determine the onset of Parkinson's disease.
The study will be published next Wednesday, August 30, and is set to be presented at Interspeech 2017 conference in Stockholm. Visit ESPN.com to read the full article.