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Heterogeneous Neural Deficits in Dyslexia During Speech Sound Processing Tasks - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. Location: International Reception Hall, Center for BrainHealth

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. This lecture will be held at the Brain Performance Institute - The Ellipse, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane.

The talk will also be simulcast by videolink to Erik Jonsson Academic Center JO 4.306 and available to stream on Zoom.

Friday, 10/11/2019 at noon

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free, but is required - Register for this event.

Tracy Centanni, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Texas Christian University

The Centanni lab (aka the Genetics of Auditory Perception and Plasticity lab) focuses on studying auditory perception (with a focus on language), genetic influences in communication disorders, and neural plasticity during intervention. To accomplish this goal, the lab uses a variety of models to better understand the biological mechanisms of communication impairments. To unpack the genetic heterogeneity of language and reading, we use rats as a model to investigate the link between certain genes and auditory perception and plasticity. We then bring in human participants to test these results and evaluate new methods of driving plasticity during language and reading interventions. This approach will help us bridge the GAPP between basic science of mechanism discovery and the application of this knowledge for improved diagnosis and improvement of language and reading in humans. Ongoing projects: 

·         The efficacy of auricular vagus nerve stimulation on improving fluency during reading and language acquisition

·         Genetic influences on communication disorders and plasticity

·         Neural mechanisms of language processing and plasticity (tDCS/EEG)

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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