Following an exciting development by our Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience team in the field of bionics, MARCS Institute researchers have made a landmark discovery that will revolutionise the gold standard of care for laryngectomy patients.
Bionic Voice is an electronic prosthesis for patients who lose their larynx due to cancer. It functions as an artificial larynx for these patients to restore their missing voice. Bionics is the science of replacing an amputated limb of the body with an electronic prosthesis.
Australia Day; it’s snags on the barbie, mozzies, long necks, Akubra hats and that all Aussie sun blazing through our SPF 50+. But what is it that makes good ol’ Straya so unique? Well, it’s the accent of course.
Women are less likely to trust robots who stare at them.Research by Dr Chris Stanton, a roboticist at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, (Western Sydney University) investigated if the same physical elements that made humans trust one another could be applied to robotics.
We all know what it’s like to forget something. A loved one’s birthday. A childhood memory. Even people capable of extraordinary memory feats – say, memorising the order of a deck of cards in less than 20 seconds – will still forget where they left their keys. People, it seems, are never in complete control of their memories.
Forgetting is a tricky business, both for humans and for artificial intelligence (AI), and researchers are exploring the idea of robot memory in many different ways.
Children adopted early in life into another linguistic community typically forget their birth language but retain, unaware, relevant linguistic knowledge that may facilitate (re)learning of birth language patterns.
When addressing their young infants, parents systematically
modify their speech. Such infant directed speech contains
exaggerated vowel formants, which have been proposed to
foster language development via articulation of more distinct
speech sounds. Here, this assumption is rigorously tested using both acoustic and, for the first time, fine-grained articulatory
MARCS Music Cognition Action program special event - Dr Neil Todd This will be the first in a two part series of presentations from Dr Neil Todd from Exeter University, UK on non-invasive human cerebellar electrophysiology. This presentation is titled "Recent developments in non-invasive human cerebellar electrophysiology 2:Cerebellar evoked potentials (CEPs)". Read more about Monday, 28th March at 1pm
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM). Why do Aussies talk the way they do? Professor Catherine (Cathi) Best will answer this in her presentation titled "The Origins of the Australian Accent" Read more about Monday, 26th March at 11am