We work with clinicians and patients at Dell Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Austin, Texas. Dell Children's houses the only comprehensive children’s epilepsy center in Central Texas, and aims to improve the lives of kids with epilepsy and seizures.
The Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences was established thanks to a $50 million gift from James and Miriam Mulva. The Mulva Clinic will support neuroscience research and clinical operations with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and bipolar disorder.
The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in this country. The Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communications, scientific investigation and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy.
Our research aims to determine how natural sounds including speech are represented by the human brain, and how these representations change during development. We study how the human brain processes speech sounds using intracranial electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings from patients with intractable epilepsy who are undergoing surgery to treat their epilepsy. We use a combination of electrophysiology, behavior, neuroimaging, and computational modeling to address these questions.
We would not be able to do this work without the generous help of clinicians and our patient volunteers, who participate in listening tasks during their hospital stay.