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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 at UC Santa Barbara