Keynote Speakers

Frank Guenther, Boston University, USA
Talk Title: Neural modeling and imaging of stuttering

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Frank Guenther is Professor of Speech Language, & Hearing Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. Dr. Guenther’s research combines theoretical modeling with behavioral and neuroimaging experiments to characterize the neural computations underlying speech production. He is the originator of the DIVA model, which provides a quantitative and neuroanatomically precise account of the neural computations underlying speech motor control and their breakdown in communication disorders. He has also developed brain-machine interface technology aimed at restoring speech communication to severely paralyzed individuals. These topics are the focus of his 2016 book from MIT Press entitled Neural Control of Speech.

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Supporting Publications

Journal of Communication Disorders

Journal of Fluency Disorders

 
ODC
Organised by
 
  • Michael Pain Centre
  • George Washington Centre
  • Elsevier
Supported by
 
  • The Stuttering Foundation
  • Action for Stammering Children
Co-Sponsors
 
  • Michael Pain Centre
  • The George Washington University
  • European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders
  • FluencyBank