Brain, Language, & Acoustic Behavior Laboratory

Participate in research

Contribute your voice to speech research!

If you would like to participate in our research, please fill out our Recruitment Screener.  If you are eligible to participate in our current studies, we will reach out to you with available times.  If you have any questions, please contact the BLAB Lab by phone at 608-262-5776 or by email at speechmotor@wisc.edu.

 

The following studies are recruiting participants:

Speech in typical adults

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the brain uses sound information to control speech production.

Who: Adults with no speech, language, or hearing problems
What: Completing simple speaking tasks on a computer while we record your voice
Where: Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705
Time commitment: One visit lasting 1-2 hours
Payment: $10/hour

If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact speechmotor@wisc.edu or call the BLAB Lab at 608-262-5776.

Speech in adults with aphasia

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the brain controls speech movements in individuals with aphasia, an acquired neurogenic language disorder.

Who: Adults with aphasia who have difficulty communicating
What: Completing simple speaking tasks on a computer while we record your voice
Where: Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705
Time commitment: One visit lasting 1-2 hours
Payment: $10/hour

If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact speechmotor@wisc.edu or call the BLAB Lab at 608-262-5776.

Speech in French language-learners

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the brain learns to produce words in a foreign language.

Who: Native English-speaking adults who learned or are learning French as a second language
What: Completing simple speaking and listening tasks while we safely and non-invasively record your brain activity using MEG
Where: Froedtert Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226
Time commitment: One visit lasting 3 hours
Payment: $30/hour

If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact Sarah Bakst at sbakst@wisc.edu or call the BLAB Lab at 608-262-5776.