Fernando Llanos is a postdoctoral researcher in the SoundBrain Lab, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Llanos completed his Ph.D. at Purdue University, where he investigated the perception of speech sounds in monolingual and bilingual populations. Prior to Purdue University, he received his M.A. from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC; Madrid, Spain), studying experimental phonetics and automatic speech recognition.
Dr. Llanos’ research focuses on the automatic recognition of EEG features and the effects of neurofeedback and vagus nerve stimulation on speech processing and speech learning. His most recent study on neurofeedback has been recently presented at the meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. In this study, Dr. Llanos and colleagues showed that listeners can self-regulate their neural activity to improve early auditory processing of speech sounds from a foreign language.
You can visit Fernando Llanos’ website here: http://www.fernandollanos.net/.