Science for the Public visited Professor Guenther’s Neural Prosthesis Lab in 2012 to discuss with him and members of his lab The Neural Code for Speech.
Frank Guenther, PhD is a Professor in the Boston University Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and Biomedical Engineering; Director, Boston University Speech Lab and the Boston University Neural Prosthesis Lab; Associate Director of the Graduate Program for Neuroscience; and Academic Director, Computational Neuroscience PhD Program, Boston University.
Professor Guenther’s background is comprehensive: it includes electrical engineering and neural systems science. He has put this background to use in his innovative work on computational modeling of speech processing and particularly a brain-computer interface that has received a great deal of praise. In the Neural Code for Speech video he discusses why researchers in this field must have both expertise in multiple fields and a willingness to develop new areas of expertise.