Our research aims to better understand communication sciences and communication disorders. We work in a number of labs on MSU's campus and typically focus our research on speech and language processes as well as communication rehabilitation, among others. Our goal is to translate the knowledge we learn through research in practical, clinical breakthroughs.
Six years ago, Russell Banks, a CSD doctoral student, was involved in a car accident that left him unconscious for three days. Now, Banks has set out to help those with brain injuries by researching new ways to diagnose concussions.Read more
Eric Hunter currently serves as the Associate Chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders as well as Chair of the College Advisory Council. Dr. Hunter came to MSU from the National Center for Voice and Speech, where he served as Deputy Executive Director for six years. In this role, he played an instrumental role in transitioning the center to its current home at the University of Utah.
Cao’s research interests include developmental cognitive neuroscience, educational neuroscience, neural basis of language development and disorders, cross-language differences in reading development and disorders, and neural basis of second language learning in children and adults.