The Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) opened in June 2015.
The center houses a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI scanner alongside equipment for collecting data with high-density EEG systems, eye tracking, and a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system.
COGS & SLAC Talk: Jonathan Peelle4:00pm
Friday, December 16th, 2022
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus Konover AuditoriumTalk Title: Cognitive consequences of acoustic challenge during spoken communication
Abstract: Everyday communication is full of acoustic challenges, including background noise, competing talkers, or assistive devices. How do listeners understand speech in the midst of this noise? Evidence from multiple sources is consistent with a shared resource framework of speech comprehension in which domain-general cognitive processes supported by discrete regions of frontal cortex are required for successfully understanding speech. These increased cognitive demands can be captured using behavior, pupillometry, and functional brain imaging. Although frequently studied in the context of hearing loss, these principles have broader implications for our understanding of how auditory and cognitive factors interact during spoken language comprehension.
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BIRC connects 65 neuroimaging centers around the US
Seminars serve 130 universities & over 2,600 academics world-wide
Started April 2020.
600 subscribed to our list-serv from around the world.
“Ask A Brain Scientist” Series connects 300 kids around the US
Started late Oct/Nov 2020 with a franchise now in Israel.
20 partner organizations including UConn Psych Sci, InCHIP & Ballard Institute supporting our mission
9 Grants funded since FY19 $10.8M TC, $3.9M IDC
6 were from NIH/NSF, 1 from a foundation, & 2 from OVPR REP.
10 more NSF/NIH grants are pending
Excited to kick off our ’22-’23 Speaker Series with Dr. Adrian KC Lee on “Leading Institutional Cultural Changes Using a Change Management Model: A DEI Example”! 11/3 2pm EST. Abstract & livestream registration at https://t.co/Yi53rub17z
Our next @UConnBIRC Speaker Series is....Prof Augusto Buchweitz from @UConn
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