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 […]
Listen to this recently recorded podcast with Dr. Frank Guenther by Scientific American.
“Did you know you could use brain computer interfaces to restore speech?” Professor Guenther’s recent talk at the Hariri Institute at BU.
Please enjoy this YouTube video of Prof. Guenther’s recent talk for the Hariri Institute at Boston University entitled “Did you know you could use brain computer interfaces to restore speech?” The talk was presented virtually on March 24, 2022.
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 […]
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 […]
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. https://www.bu.edu/hic/2021/05/28/introducing-our-new-institute-fellows/
Guenther lab member Hilary Miller was just selected as a Graduate Student Fellow through the BU Hariri Institute for Computing! The Hariri Graduate Student Fellows program recognizes outstanding PhD students who are pursuing computing and data-driven research at Boston University. Introducing our latest Institute Fellows
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 […]
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)
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 […]