Jason Bohland, Ph.D.

Jason Bohland, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Programs in Human Physiology
Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Faculty, Graduate Program for Neuroscience
PhD, Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
BS, Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Website or Lab
Quantitative Neuroscience Laboratory
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Courses Taught

SAR-HP151 Introduction to the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Provides a survey of health and rehabilitation topics and considers health care systems and their impact on society.  In a small group format, students discuss issues that arise from reading three books that address some important topics in health care and rehabilitation and complete a number of writing assignments.  The objectives in the course are to develop analysis skills and to learn specific content that provides a framework for understanding the role of health care professionals in the US and internationally, and to be able to communicate effectively about these topics.

SAR-HS361 / CAS-NE360 Introduction to Computational Neuroscience of Speech, Language, and Hearing

This course introduces the foundations of auditory perception including the mammalian auditory pathway, speech and language perception and production, auditory scene analysis, and music perception, from a computational perspective. The emphasis is on neural representations and computations, and models that describe these. Laboratory computer assignments elucidate functional properties of the systems studied.

Selected Recent Publications

See also Professor Bohland’s Google Scholar and NCBI My Bibliography pages.

 Selected Recent Invited Presentations

  • “A comparative study of gene expression in the mouse and human brain.” Delft Bioinformatics Lab, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, June 2016.
  • “Unraveling the multimodal architecture of neural systems for speech and language.” Boston University Research Computing Governance Committee, April 2016.
  • Mining gene expression data in the mouse and human brain.” Boston University Data Science Day, Networks Session, January 2016.
  • “Behavioral and brain imaging studies of speech ‘input’ and ‘output’ representations.” Boston University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Seminar Series, April 2015.
  • “Data Contest: Similarity of resting-state functional brain networks.” 4th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  • “Multivariate investigations of neuroanatomically-linked gene expression atlases in mouse and human.” Pfizer Computational Neurology Working Group, Cambridge, MA, December 2013.
  • “The GODIVA model.” Workshop on The syllable as an emerging unit of information, processing, and production. Neukom Institute for Computational Science; Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH, September, 2012.
  • “Data-driven studies of large-scale molecular and circuit architecture of the brain.” BrainMap Seminar Series, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, May 2012.
  • Brain architecture and neuroinformatics: applications for speech and language systems.” Speech Science Lecture, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA, November 2011.

 Selected Recent Conference Presentations

  • Markiewicz CJ, Kroshian GS, You J, and Bohland JW (June 2016). Multivariate analysis of input and output representations in speech. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Geneva.
  • Bohland JW, Novin D, Kapse K, and Kiran S (June 2016). Graph-theoretic comparison of resting-state networks in patients with aphasia and healthy controls. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Geneva.
  • Poline JB, Bohland JW, Evans A, Feng D, Flandin G, Fonov V, Ghosh S, Janke A, Jenkinson M, Kennedy D, Lerch J, Ng L, Tourville J, Vincent R, and Zollei L (June 2016). Standardizing neuroimaging atlas formats. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Geneva.
  • Cler MJ, Lee JC, Mittelman T, Stepp CE, and Bohland JW. (Mar 2016). Electromagnetic articulographic analysis of speech sound sequencing errors induced by delayed auditory feedback. Conference on Motor Speech, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Bohland JW, Eden UT, and Kramer MA (Nov 2015). An open, online course in neuronal data analysis for the practicing neuroscientist. NIH BD2K All Hands Meeting, Bethesda, MD.
  • Beal D, Bohland JW, and Bartlett, CW (Nov 2015). Family aggregation of developmental stuttering. 2015 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Markiewicz CJ and Bohland JW (Jun 2015). Localizing categorical speech representations in perception and production. Neural Processing in Humans, Animals, and Man, Boston, MA.
  • Myers EM, Feng D, Hawrylycz M, and Bohland JW (Jun 2015). Regional molecular homologies in the mouse and human brain. Neural Processing in Humans, Animals, and Man, Boston, MA.

Awards and Honors

  • Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence, Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, 2015
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping Hackathon Winner, 2013
  • Junior Faculty Fellow, Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, 2012 – 2014
  • Fellowship, ASHA/NIDCD Lessons for Success Workshop, 2012
  • Speech Science Lecturer, American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, 2011
  • Commencement Speaker, BU Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, 2011

Recent Professional Activities

  • Member, Human Atlas Working Group (HAWG), International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), 2015 – Present
  • Planning Committee and Session Chair, 2015 Neural Processing in Humans, Animals, and Machines (NeuroHAM) Conference, Boston, MA
  • Expert Committee (Grant Reviewer), Canadian Foundation for Innovation, 2015 – 2016
  • Speech and Language Science Topic Committee, American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, 2015 – 2016
  • Contest Chair and Organizing Committee Member, Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis), 2013 – 2015

Selected Grant Activity

  • Co-PI, NIH NIGMS R25 An open, online course in neuronal data analysis, 09/15/2015 – 06/30/2018
  • PI, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Century Scholars Research Grant, The transcriptional landscape of genes implicated in speech and language disorders, 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016
  • Co-PI, Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, Computational neuroimaging analysis of language and cognitive control networks: Mining the Human Connectome Project data set, 2014-2016
  • Co-investigator, NIH NIMH R01 The online brain atlas reconciliation tool, 2010-2014.