Unveiling Hope, CBR’s Open House 2024

BU Center for Brain Recovery Hosts Its First Open House, Unveiling Hope in The Center’s New Office Space Earlier this month, the Center for Brain Recovery held its first open house in their new space to celebrate the work being done by its members and connect with affiliates. The invite-only event gathered alumni, core faculty […]

Spotlight Blog: Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia, Bruce Willis and Wendy Williams’s Diagnoses

BU Center for Brain Recovery Researchers Discuss: Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s and Wendy Williams’s Diagnoses The recent diagnoses of Bruce Willis and Wendy Williams have brought a spotlight to a relatively lesser-known condition called primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and its broader category, frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Willis’s family revealed in 2022 that the beloved […]

BU Center for Brain Recovery Researchers Work to Address Health Disparities in Post-Stroke Aphasia

Addressing Health Disparities in Post-Stroke Aphasia Stroke recovery is a journey that extends beyond the physical healing process, delving into the realms of communication and social integration. For many, the aftermath of a stroke includes aphasia – a condition characterized by difficulty in speaking, understanding language, writing, or reading. However, not all stroke survivors face […]

Advancing Bilingual Aphasia Treatment With Boston University Researchers’ PROCoM Projects

Introduction Predicting Rehabilitation Outcomes in Bilingual Aphasia using Computation Modeling (PROCoM) is a concept pioneered by Boston University’s Center for Brain Recovery, led by Swathi Kiran and in development by researchers Erin Carpenter, Manuel Marte, Marissa Russel, and Michael Scimeca and researcher collaborators at UT-Austin Risto Miikkulainen and Uli Grasemann. The project leverages computational modeling […]

ICCR Program Presentation at ASHA Conference

Boston University Center for Brain Recovery Presents ICCR’s Innovative Approach to ABI Telerehabilitation In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, technological advancements have paved the way for transformative changes in patient care. Boston University’s Center for Brain Recovery has developed an innovative program for rehabilitation of young adults with brain injury who struggle to return to […]

Hariri Sponsored Student Led Workshop

Boston University Hosts Student-Led Workshop on Machine Learning and Brain-Behavior Data Sponsored By Hariri Institute Focused Research Program Unlocking Novel Data Science and AI Approaches for Brain Health and Disease On October 2nd 2023, members of the BU Center for Brain Recovery and Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory conducted a trainee-led tutorial to unite students and postdocs […]

First Neuroscience of the Everyday World Conference at Boston University, co-hosted by Chen Institute

Introduction to the Conference Neuroscience in the Everyday World is a new avenue of research that Boston University’s Center for Brain Recovery, Neurophotonics Center, and researchers alike are exploring with great interest. The use of fNIRS, machine learning, eye tracking, and other technologies are making it possible for the brain to be studied in real […]

Spotlight Research: Neural Correlates of Discourse Production in Individuals with Aphasia

Figure a) fNIRS probe design overlayed on template cortex with markers indicating channel data averaged to create an ROI. Figure b) fNIRS probe sensitivity with warmer colors indicating higher sensitivity to cortex Boston University PhD Graduate Dr. Emily J Braun Presents her Thesis: Neural Correlates of Discourse Production in Individuals with Aphasia Dr. Emily J […]

Spotlight Research: Predicting Therapy Outcomes With Machine Learning

BU Researchers Use Machine Learning to Create Personalized Recovery Plans for Individuals with Neurological Disorders Boston University Researchers are working to advance personalized healthcare by developing a personalized prediction algorithm for speech, language, and cognitive recovery in patients with neurological disorders. In a project funded by the Hariri Insitute, Boston University Researchers Swathi Kiran, Alan […]