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.
02/28/2014: Accepted: Larson E, AKC Lee (2014). “Potential use of MEG to understand abnormalities in auditory function in clinical populations,” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
02/11/2014: Now in press: Maddox, RK, DA Pospisil, GC Stecker, AKC Lee (2014). “Directing Eye Gaze Enhances Auditory Spatial Cue Discrimination,” Current Biology.
02/11/2014: Bharadwaj, HM, AKC Lee, BG Shinn-Cunningham (2014). “Measuring auditory selective attention using frequency tagging,” Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8: Article6.
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: AKC Lee, E Larson, R Maddox, B Shinn-Cunningham (2014). “Using neuroimaging to understand the cortical mechanisms of auditory selective attention,” Hearing Research, 307:111-120.
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02/11/2014: Adrian KC Lee will be giving an invited talk at the 1st International Symposium on Innovative Paediatric Hearing Science, Lake Como, Italy, June 4, 2014.
12/05/2013: Adrian KC Lee was an invited speaker at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University.
05/18/2013: Adrian KC Lee gave an invited talk at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, VA Rehabilitation Research & Development, Portland.
01/31/2013: Adrian KC Lee was an invited speaker at the International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics, Seattle, USA, Jan 31-Feb1 2013.
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NEWS & EVENTS
02/20/2014: Karl Marrett has been selected to participate in the 2014 Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering/BrainLinks-BrainTools Summer Exchange Program, which will send him to Freiburg, Germany to work in the lab of Dr. Michael Tangermann. Congratulations Karl!
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.
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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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