Scott Wellington, Cohort 2, has had a very busy and successful month and writes about what he has been up to;
“At the beginning of June, Rob Clarke and I attended the week-long 10th International Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Meeting in Belgium. It was both exceptional and exceptionally informative to our PhD research. For myself, speech decoding remains a fairly niche field within brain signal processing, but the BCI Meeting afforded me non-stop back-to-back seminars and discussions with the world leading experts in this field, for four solid days. I now have almost too much information (and inspiration!) to follow-up on. I was especially delighted that these leaders were so interested and enthusiastic and suggestion-filled about my in-progress research outputs, so that’s been very affirming!
The following week, I was presenting my research at UK Speech 2023, in Sheffield. I’m delighted to say that the work I was presenting—concerning bimodal EEG-fMRI for inner speech—has now been published (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-023-02286-w), and another publication from that research is currently in the works. I also had some fascinating discussions with UK experts in speech processing, and I have come away with many new avenues to pursue for my own research. Also, I am officially a “Speech Genius”, as proven by the trophy that I and my team won for a speech processing-based quiz during the conference!”