Principal Investigator: Adrian KC Lee, ScD
What’s on your mind?
This is what we want to know while you are communicating and interacting with the world. We combine magneto- and electro-encephalography (M-EEG) along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to map the spatio-temporal dynamics of the cortical network involved in
- Attention: object selection and scene analysis (e.g., listening to your friend in a crowded restaurant);
- Executive control: decision making and error monitoring (e.g., real-time control of a wheel-chair through a Brain-Computer Interface).
Searching for neural biomarkers
We seek to discover distinct brain signatures that can be used to classify different brain states (coined as “neural biomarkers”). Our goal is to combine this neuroscience knowledge with state-of-the-art engineering approaches to design next-generation Brain-Computer-Interface devices that enable users to dynamically tune their prosthetic devices using only their minds. Imagine!
If you're interested in participating in any of our projects as a subject, please see our informational flyer.
11/13/2013: Larson E, AKC Lee (2014). “Switching auditory attention using spatial and non-spatial features recruits different cortical networks,” Neuroimage, 84:681-687.
06/27/2013: Invited Review Accepted: AKC Lee, E Larson, R Maddox, B Shinn-Cunningham (2013). “Using neuroimaging to understand the cortical mechanisms of auditory selective attention,” Hearing Research.
06/25/2013: Accepted: Wronkiewicz M, E Larson, AKC Lee (2013). “Developing a region-of-interest brain-state classifier informed by multiple neuroimaging techniques,” Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
06/21/2013: Now in press: Larson E and Lee AKC. “Influence of preparation time and pitch separation in switching of auditory attention between streams,” JASA Express Letters.
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01/31/2013: Adrian KC Lee was invited to speak at the International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics, Seattle, USA, Jan 31-Feb1 2013
06/12/2012: [LABS]N just visited Microsft Research, Redmond with Adrian KC Lee giving an invited talk (MSR video). Looking forward to collaborating with MSR in future neuroscience projects.
06/01/2012: Adrian KC Lee will join other faculty members in running the Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, with a special topic area of "Human Attention in the Machine" for 3 weeks. See you in CO from July 2!
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NEWS & EVENTS
09/17/2013: Began a 5-year NIH-project, entitled "Cortical Dynamics of Auditory Attention." (R01DC013260)
07/30/2013: Dr Eric Larson has received a Loan Repayment Program (LRP) award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to study how cognitive factors affect listeners who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments.
07/29/2013: Dr Ross Maddox is a recipient of the Hearing Health Foundation's Emerging Research Grants program, which "awards young investigators exploring new avenues in hearing and balance science." More information on his research on relating behavior to the brain in audio-visual scene can be found here.
06/27/2013: [LABS]N member Jessie Zhang is featured in a story about a competitive computer science summer program for deaf and hard of hearing students at UW. Read more about it here.
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09/23/2013: Susan McLaughlin, PhD, joins [LABS]N as a Research Scientist. Welcome!
09/16/2013: We welcome back Dean Pospisil after his one-year sabbatical as a Thomas Watson Fellow.
07/01/2013: Mark Wronkiewicz joins [LABS]N as a NEUBEH graduate student after finishing his lab rotations. Welcome, Mark!
06/24/2013: We welcome back Jonathan Mount to the lab for the summer.
06/24/2013: Dan McCloy, PhD, joins [LABS]N as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!
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