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New brain-computer interface technology to help people who stutter

brainA team of researchers and graduate students at the University of Texas at San Atonio have been awarded a grant to create brain-computer interface technology that will study brain activity patterns of people who stutter. 

The goal of this research will be to use the technology to train people how to "optimize brain functions", or to get into the brain states associated with best speaking performance more easily.

Says Edward Golob, the principal investigator of the grant, "This... approach could be developed into a powerful tool for rehabilitation and therapy for neurological and psychiatric disorders..."

Participants in the study will be fixed with sensors connected to a computer system, and the sensors will read what the brain is doing in real-time during both stuttered and non stuttered speech. 

More information is available here.

 

 

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