Speaker:

A/Professor Adam Vogel
Director
Centre for Neuroscience of Speech, The University of Melbourne, VIC

Title: "Who cares about speech and what can it tell us?"

Abstract: We can tell when our friends and family are tired, depressed or happy just by listening to their speech. It is much harder to feel confident about these assumptions when listening to people for the first time, as we don’t have a baseline on which to compare performance. In this context, repeated objective measurement of speech can help clinicians and scientists make decisions about disease progression or treatment response in conditions effecting the central nervous system. The call for meaningful and objective digital markers in clinical trials is coming from patient groups, industry and regulators. The role speech can play in enhancing decision making within the pharmaceutical industry is a new area of research and its implications will be discussed from clinical and industry perspectives.

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

The scheduled QBI Neuroscience Seminar series are held on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm in the Level 7 Auditorium of the Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland. Additional seminars may be held at other times as listed below.

 

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