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UBC Language Science Initiative and the Centre for Brain Health: Dr. Edward Chang – POSTPONED TO FALL 2020
March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event has been postponed to Fall 2020
The Language Sciences Initiative and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health presents a seminar:
Dr. Edward Chang
Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: 11:00-12:00 PM
Location: Lower level, Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Dr. Edward Chang, will present this Language Science Talks event as part of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Research Neuroscience Research Colloquium series.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
Title: Toward a speech neuroprosthetic
Abstract: Speaking is a unique and defining human behavior. Over the past decade, we have focused on deciphering the basic neural code that underlies our ability to speak fluently. During speech production, vocal tract movement gestures for all speech sounds are encoded by highly specialized neural activity, organized as a map, in the human speech motor cortex. A major effort is now underway to translate these findings towards building an articulatory-based speech neuroprosthetic device for people who cannot communicate.