SPCH80800 - Seminar in Hearing Science: Factors Affecting Auditory Event-Related Potentials
SPCH80800 – Seminar in Hearing Science: Factors Affecting Auditory Event-Related Potentials - 3 Credits
Instructor: Brett Martin
Auditory event-related potentials are now widely used for research in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. In order to understand and interpret the results from atypical populations, it is critical to have a thorough knowledge of the factors influencing these potentials. This course will examine factors affecting auditory event-related potentials in the context of current research that applies these potentials to speech, language and hearing sciences. Students will design research proposals that take into account relevant parametric factors related to stimulus presentation and data collection as well as participant-related issues involving language, cognition, memory and hearing. The goal is for students to become familiar with the theoretical and methodological issues in order to develop important and well-designed research proposals. In addition, oral presentations will aid in learning how to present a concise summary and critique of current literature and relate empirical research to both theoretical and methodological frameworks.