- Title Professor; Speech
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 617-353-5765
- Education PhD, Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1993
MS, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1987
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986
Frank Guenther is professor of speech language, & hearing sciences and biomedical engineering at Boston University. His research combines theoretical modeling with behavioral and neuroimaging experiments to characterize the neural computations underlying speech. He is the originator of the DIVA model, which provides a quantitative account of the neural computations underlying speech motor control and their breakdown in communication disorders such as stuttering and apraxia of speech. He also develops brain-machine interfaces to restore speech communication to individuals suffering from locked-in syndrome, characterized by complete paralysis with intact cognition.