The lab's research activities focus on understanding the structural and functional architecture of neural systems in the human brain, with emphasis on those that support speech and language processes. The laboratory uses an integrative approach that combines computational, informatics, and experimental brain imaging methods. We gather new data, primarily through brain imaging, to inform contemporary theories of speech / language function, and we analyze large existing data sets. An area of focus is in linking the molecular / genetic level of organization to the neural circuits / systems, and behavioral levels.
Prof. Bohland and his lab are affiliated with several interdisciplinary neuroscience initiatives centered at Boston University:
- Boston University Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN)
- GPN Computational Neuroscience Specialization
- Boston University NSF Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST)
- Boston University Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology (CompNET)