Speech Neuroscience Lab

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The Speech Neuroscience Lab at Boston University (PI Frank Guenther) utilizes a wide range of experimental and theoretical techniques to investigate the neural bases of speech in neurologically normal and disordered populations. We are part of the Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Department in the BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the BU College of Engineering and the BU Center for Systems Neuroscience.We are also affiliated with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Engineering at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Harvard/MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology.

The primary goal of the lab is the development, testing, and refinement of a computational modeling framework addressing the neural processes underlying normal and disordered speech. We apply this theoretical framework to study communication disorders and design neural prosthetics in collaborative projects with other labs. Browse our Research Projects page for more information about our work.