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@waisman.wisc.edu.

 

The following studies are recruiting participants:

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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 or two visits lasting 1-2 hours per visit
Payment: $15/hour

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

Sensory Perception and Speech in Typical Adults

The study is focused on the senses of hearing and touch. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the brain uses these senses to control speech production.

Who: Adults with no speech, language, or hearing problems, and whose native language is American English
What:

  • Complete simple speaking and listening tasks on a computer while we record your voice. You would bite down on a tongue depressor during part of this task.
  • Place your tongue on two plastic probes and judge whether they vibrate at the same time or same intensity
  • Feel a grooved plastic probe with your tongue while blindfolded, and say which direction the grooves go
  • Listen to tones and decide which one is different

Where: Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705
Time commitment: One visit lasting 2.5 – 3.5 hours
Payment: $15/hour

If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact speechmotor@waisman.wisc.edu