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Jeremy was selected to attend the NIH-sponsored Summer School in Adaptive Neurotechnologies

 by Jon

Jeremy was selected to participate in the first NIH-sponsored Summer School in Adaptive Neurotechnologies at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, NY from July 11-July 29, 2016.  This is the first ever offering of the summer school – more information can be found here.


Jeremy is awarded the Doctoral Student Research Fund

 by Jon

Jeremy is awarded the Doctoral Student Research Fund for his dissertation project to develop and auditory-based brain-computer interface that will investigate the role of spatial and semantic relevance on BCI performance and human factors (fatigue, usability, etc.)


Three sanlab submission were accepted for presentation at the International BCI meeting

 by Jon

Three sanlab submission were accepted for presentation at the 2016 International BCI meeting in Asilomar, CA:

  • Burnison & Brumberg “Effects of Stimuli Relevance on Auditory BCI”
  • Brumberg, Burnison & Pitt “Development of a Real Time Speech Synthesizer Based Brain Computer Interface”
  • Pitt, Burnison & Brumberg “Brain Computer Interfaces as a New AAC Access Modality for Individuals with Advanced Paralysis”

Shaina Stasi awarded an Undergraduate Research Award for the Spring 2016 semester

 by Jon

Shaina Stasi received a $1000 a Undergraduate Research Award for Spring 2016 for her project, “Effect of Glottal Source Characteristics on Speech Perception.” See the press release


SANLAB receives ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Research Grant

 by Jon

Dr. Brumberg and the SANLAB have received an ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Research Grant,”Evaluating Control of Commercial AAC Devices via Brain-Computer Interface by Individuals With Neuromotor Deficits,” to pursue a project that links a brain-computer interface to a commercial AAC device for use by current AAC users.


Kevin presents a poster at ASHA

 by Jon

Kevin Pitt presents a poster on an analysis of the contingent negative variation (CNV) in participants with and without neuromotor impairment (ALS) for eventual use in a BCI to control an AAC device.


Jeremy selected as a Graduate Research Consultant for SPLH 462

 by Jon

Jeremy Burnison was selected as a Graduate Research Consultant for SPLH 462: Speech Science Anatomy & Physiology. The GRCs are tasked with adding research exposure to undergraduate courses.  Jeremy will be specifically adding a lab-based hands on research portion to SPLH 462 in which students learn to record biosignals related to respiration, airflow, speech acoustics and muscular activity of the face. See the press release


Jeremy wins the SPLH Margaret L. Anderson Graduate Teaching Award

 by Jon

Jeremy Burnison was awarded the Margaret L. Anderson Graduate Teaching Award by the SPLH department for his excellence as a GTA for SPLH 662 (Speech Science) and SPLH 320 (Neuroscience)


Joshua awarded a second UGRA for Fall 2015

 by Jon

Joshua Marple received a second $1000 undergraduate research award to continue his work on “An alternative eye tracking system” for use in real-time. See the press release


Nichol Castro selected for the 2015 Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

 by Jon

Nichol Castro selected for the 2015 Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Santa Barbara


Nichol selected as a Graduate Research Consultant for SPLH 320

 by Jon

Nichol Castro was selected as a Graduate Research Consultant for SPLH 320: The Communicating Brain.  The GRCs are tasked with adding research exposure to undergraduate courses. See the press release


Joshua is awarded a Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research Award

 by Jon

Joshua Marple received a $1000 a Undergraduate Research Award for Spring 2015 for his project, “An alternative eye tracking system.” See the press release


Jon receives the Friends of the Lifespan Early Investigator Award

 by Jon

Jon Brumberg receives the Friends of the Lifespan Early Investigator Award – link


Nichol receives the 2014 Friends of the Lifespan GRA award

 by Jon

Nichol Castro received the 2014 Friends of the Lifespan GRA award – link


Brain-computer interface workshop at KU

 by Jon

We are hosting a workshop on brain-computer interfaces on June 26, 2014 featuring presentations on the current state of BCI research and clinical implications, as well as a live demonstration of EEG-based BCIs for communication.


Thursday, June 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Commons

Refreshment will be served – registration requested

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 by admin

The Speech and Applied Neuroscience Lab at the University of Kansas focuses on better understanding the patterns of neural activity leading to fluent speech production and perception, and how to use that information to create advanced assistive communication devices for individuals with profound motor impairments. Our research combines expertise from a wide range of disciplines including Speech, Language Hearing Sciences, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology and Linguistics.

Our research is supported by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD R03-DC011304, J. Brumberg PI, R21-DC013095, R. Patel PI), CELEST, a
National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center (NSF SMA-0835976, B. Shinn-Cunningham PI) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (NCSRG, J. Brumberg PI).

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