Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Principal Investigator: Tyler Perrachione

Visit the Communication Neuroscience Research (CNR) Laboratory Website for more information.

About the CNR Lab

How do we understand speech? How do we learn to speak a new language? How do we recognize people by the sound of their voice? Why do some children struggle with reading? How does the basic biology of the human brain link all of these topics? The CNR lab seeks to understand how the structure and function of the human brain supports our remarkable, complex capacity for communication.

The CNR Lab’s research approaches questions about human communication from two avenues. First, through insightful behavioral experiments to discover the factors that enhance, limit, or differentiate our communicative capacities. Second, through the utilization of sensitive, state-of-the-art technologies for human brain imaging (including structural and functional MRI, EEG, and neuromodulatory techniques) to understand the dynamic neural systems that support communicative behaviors.

The Lab is part of the Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences Department at Boston University, under the leadership of HRC Director, Dr. Tyler Perrachione.