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Knowledge Connection:Beat the beat: new frontiers in music-based rehabilitation for child communication disorders, Fri. April 8

Join us on Friday, April 8 for this Knowledge Connections presentation.

Topic: Beat the beat: new frontiers in music-based rehabilitation for child communication disorders

Presenter: Yune S. Lee, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 12:00 to 13:00 hrs

Where: Conference Centre, 1E200

Abstract: Emerging evidence suggests that some communication disorders (dyslexia, SLI, fluency disorder) may be rooted in atypical rhythm/timing processing. However, much remains elusive regarding the functional role of circuits for rhythm processing in speech and language. In this talk, Dr. Lee will discuss how we can improve our understanding of the biological bases of rhythm processing in music and language using neuroimaging combined with genetics and machine-learning, as well as propose new frontiers in music-based rehabilitation treatments for speech and language challenges.

Biography: Yune S. Lee, PhD, is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has investigated music, speech, and language domains using novel neuroimaging and behavioral approaches. His research interests center on questions of neuroplasticity in specific contexts: how does learning shape the already built‐in propensities of the brain?

Dr. Lee has given invited presentations in North America, Europe and Asia.

Everyone is welcome to attend.