Linguistics Colloquium 5/6 – Adrian KC Lee

Please come to this Friday’s linguistics colloquium, featuring Adrian KC Lee from SPHSC at UW and his work with MEG. Abstract below.


Adrian KC Lee
Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
Using magnetoencephalography to study cortical network involved in auditory attention and more
Friday, May 6, 2011
Paccar Hall Room 291
Understanding brain dynamics involved in many perception and cognitive tasks is of particular interest to scientists in the fields of speech & hearing, psychology, as well as linguistics. Recently, an emerging neuroimaging technique known as magnetoencephalography (MEG) has arrived at the University of Washington. The MEG center is housed at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS). This technology is specifically suitable for capturing the dynamics of our brain mechanisms. In this talk, I will present our ongoing work on mapping the cortical network involved in auditory attention using a multimodal imaging approach (combining MEG with electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging). I will also talk about the new course that started this quarter (SPHSC 594 / LING 582) in which we have attracted students around campus from different departments (SPHSC / LING / PSYCH / NEUBEH / CSE). This is an ongoing effort to foster an interdisciplinary environment such that students from neuroscience and engineering backgrounds can develop fruitful collaborative approaches to advance our understanding of brain dynamics using MEG.

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