Welcome To SLAM Lab!

We are the auditory neuroscience lab at the University of Texas Dallas Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. We study the connection between speech, language, and music in the brain.

Recent News

New Binaural Beat Publication

Recently featured in a neurosciencenews.com article, the lab's most recent publication by slammers Jeahong Kim and Hyun-Woong Kim reveals enhanced auditory sentence comprehension after beta or gamma binaural beat stimulation.

PBS Episode Recorded with DSO

In partnership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, slammer Carole Leung's project is featured in the filming of a PBS episode.

Dr. Heard Dissertation Defense

After a successful dissertation defense, slammer Matt Heard is officially a doctor of philosophy. Congratulations, Dr. Heard!

New Publication

Slammers Hyun-Woong Kim and Katie Ginter publish their paper on the lack of influence of rhythm priming on grammar and comprehension in English-speaking children.

Friends of BrainHealth Grant

Slammer Carole Leung, in partnership with Dallas Independent School District and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, receives Friends of BrainHealth Grant to investigate the neurodevelopmental effects of rigorous music engagement in socioeconomically underserved children.

New Publication

The lab’s latest publication studying the effects of binaural beats on language processing ability in young adults has been accepted for publication in Psychological Research. Find the preprint on our Publications page.

SNL Conference

Slammers Hyun-Woong Kim and Katie Ginter gave their poster presentations at this year's Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) Conference.

Table Talk

Slammer Jenna Happe gave a talk with the Alzheimer's Association about aging and music.

Visionary New Scientist Award

Postdocs Amy Berglund-Barraza and Jeahong Kim received the Friends of Brainhealth Visionary New Scientist award!

Assisted Living Talk

Slammer, Jenna Happe, got the opportunity to visit an Assisted Living Facility and give a talk over what is studied in our lab: How music can promote well-being and improve brain health!

New Publication

Our latest publication parses different hemispheric roles in sentence comprehension for older adults. Check out the proof on the Publications page.

SMPC 2022 Conference

Slammers Hyun-Woong Kim and Jenna Happe present their latest work at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition 2022 Conference this August!

Friends of BrainHealth Grant

Congratulations to SLAM postdocs, Drs. Jea Hong Kim and Amy Berglund-Barazza for winning the Friends of BrainHealth training grant.

AWARE Funding Renewal

SLAM Lab has received a $20,000 renewal from AWARE Dallas for our research in improving cognition and language function in Alzheimer's.

Spring 2022 Graduation

We congratulate Jessica, Jenna, Maheen, and Yasir for having graduated this past semester.

NSIF Sponsorship

SLAM lab has been sponsored by NSIF — an organization dedicated to pioneering at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are honored to recieve their patronage ino our future endeavors.

New Publication

The lab's latest publication studying the relationship between rhythm and memory abilities in children has been accepted for publication in Developmental Science! In children ages 7-12, a developmental shift was found from drumming ability to working memory ability in the degree of association with rhythm discrimination ability. Find the preprint on our Publications page.

Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture

Dr. Lee unveiled the latest BMW (Brain, Music, & Wellbeing) story during the Center for BrainHealth's Fronteirs of BrainHealth lecture series.

Collaboration with Digisonic

SLAM Lab has partnered with Digisonic with the aim to explore how both 2D and 3D binaural beats can lead to enhanced cognitive and sensory functioning using state-of-the-art neuroimaging methods.


Below are some of our hightlighted works. Click 'more' to browse through a complete list our past and present research.

Video Game Therapy for Chronic Aphasia

Neural Mechanisms of Rhythm-Based Language Improvement

Shared Brain Networks of Music and Language

Our Team

Learn about our members and how each contributes to the heartbeat of our lab.

Dr. Yune S. Lee


Yune.Lee at UTDallas dot edu

Jeahong Kim

Postdoctoral Researcher

jxk210035 at utdallas dot edu

Matthew Heard

Graduate Student

heardmatthew49 at gmail dot com

Hyun Kim

Graduate Student

Hyun-Woong.Kim at UTDallas dot edu

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