An upcoming seminar hosted by NORTHSTAR may be of interest to our CATSS members:
 
NORTHSTAR Seminar Series 
April 7 | 1pm cst

Zoom Link: https://z.umn.edu/cneseminar

Edward Chang, MD, Ph.D - Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
Restoring Words Through a Speech Neuroprothesis

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Abstract:

Speaking is a unique and defining human behavior. Over the past decade, we have focused on deciphering the basic neural code that underlies our ability to speak fluently.  During speech production, vocal tract movement gestures for all speech sounds are encoded by highly specialized neural activity, organized as a map, in the human speech motor cortex.  A major effort is now underway to translate these findings towards building an articulatory-based speech neuroprosthetic device for people who cannot communicate.