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2023 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium

The 2023 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium, a regional conference aimed at bringing together speech motor control researchers in the Boston area and beyond, was held at Boston University on June 12th. The conference kicked off with a thought-provoking speech delivered by former Dean of Sargent College, Dr. Christopher Moore, followed by engaging roundtable discussions […]

Guenther Lab brain-machine interface research featured in WIRED

The Long Search for a Computer That Speaks Your Mind A recent article in Wired magazine discusses the history and progress of research aimed at creating a speech prosthesis, which is a brain-computer interface that can “read” what a paralyzed patient’s brain is trying to say and translate it into an acoustic signal. The particular […]

SpeechLab stuttering research presented at ASA in Seattle featured in Psychology Today

The Brain Mechanics of Superfluid Coordination A new article in Psychology Today examines how the midbrain “relay stations” modulate motor loops linked to fluid performance. The author discusses collaborative stuttering research between the Guenther lab and Dr. Soo-Eun Chang’s lab at the University of Michigan (inspired in part by Per Alm’s theoretical work on basal ganglia […]

Hilary Miller awarded the New Century Scholars scholarship!

Congratulations to Guenther lab member Hilary Miller who was recently awarded a ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s ASHFoundation awarded this scholarship to recognize strong doctoral candidates who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to a teacher-investigator career in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Research featured in Brain and Language

Reliability of single-subject neural activation patterns in speech production tasks. New article just published! We looked at how reliable fMRI activation maps were from adults who participated in two simple speech studies in our lab. By focusing on a swath of cortex commonly used during speech, overlap and correlation measures were moderate to high. We […]

Congratulations to Dante Smith for successfully defending his dissertation!

Notice of Dissertation Defense Dante J. Smith Candidate for the degree of Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience Title: THE ROLES OF AUDITORY AND SOMATOSENSORY FEEDBACK IN VOCAL MOTOR CONTROL Monday, December 2, 2019 10:00 am Boston University 5 Cummington Mall, RM 113 Boston (Advisor: Professor Frank Guenther)

Guenther lab members highlighted in the 2019-2020 issue of Inside Sargent

Check out the latest issue of Inside Sargent to read up on the research of two Guenther lab members, Dr. Liz Heller Murray and graduate student Saul Frankford. Out newest postdoctoral student, Dr. Heller Murray, discusses her work as a graduate student with Cara Stepp’s Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering Lab. Saul Frankford’s research on speech and speech […]