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I earned my M.S. In Audiology in 2014, after which I switched to a full time Ph.D. program track. This track has focused on investigating how sex and sexual orientation influence the brain when processing speech. I finished my Ph.D in January 2019. at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in Knoxville Tn. Here at Gallaudet, I am extending this research in to manual communication and the brain, while also beginning a line on how tinnitus alters cortical activity.

  • HSL-819 Neural Bases of HSL (2019/01)(01)
  • HSL-819 Neural Bases of HSL (2020/01)(OL1)
  • HSL-836 Electrophysiological Measures (2018/01)(01)
  • HSL-836 Electrophysiological Measures (2018/02)(01)
  • HSL-836 Electrophysiological Measures (2019/02)(01)
  • HSL-883 Research Project in Audiology (2020/01)(03)
  • HSL-883 Research Project in Audiology (2019/02)(03)
  • HSL-883 Research Project in Audiology (2019/01)(04)
  • HSL-883 Research Project in Audiology (2018/02)(04)
  • HSL-883 Research Project in Audiology (2018/01)(05)
  • HSL-883 Research Project in Audiology (2019/01)(06)
  • HSL-883 Research Project in Audiology (2020/01)(07)
  • HSL-836 Electrophysiological Measures (2020/02)(01)
  • HSL-836 Electrophysiological Measures (2020/02)(02)
  • HSL-836 Electrophysiological Measures (2020/02)(03)
  • HSL-836 Electrophysiological Measures (2020/02)(04)
  • HSL-854 Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (2020/02)(01)
  • HSL-870 Research Project in Audiology (2020/02)(03)
  • HSL-899 Independent Study (2020/01)(01)
  • HSL-815 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (2020/03)(01)
  • HSL-870 Research Project in Audiology (2020/03)(03)
  • HSL-819 Neural Bases of HSL (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-842 Amplification I (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-870 HSLS Research Lab (2021/01)(02)
  • HSL-899 Independent Study (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-809 Intro to Research in HSLS (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-877 Internship in Audiology (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-898 Guided Stds:Drl Cndcy Prep (2020/01)(02)
  • Advising Load 2019/02: Total:15 Doctoral:15
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:15 Doctoral:15
  • Advising Load 2020/01: Total:15 Doctoral:15
  • Sex differences in early sensorimotor processing for speech discrimination
  • Temporal dynamics of sensorimotor integration in speech perception and production: independent component analysis of EEG data
  • Power and phase coherence in sensorimotor mu and temporal lobe alpha components during covert and overt syllable production
  • EEG mu rhythms: Rich sources of sensorimotor information in speech processing
  • Trait related sensorimotor deficits in people who stutter: An EEG investigation of μ rhythm dynamics during spontaneous fluency
  • The Effects of Fluency Enhancing Conditions on Sensorimotor Control of Speech in Typically Fluent Speakers: An EEG Mu Rhythm Study
  • EEG Mu (µ) rhythm spectra and oscillatory activity differentiate stuttering from non-stuttering adults
  • Sensorimotor activity measured via oscillations of EEG mu rhythms in speech and non-speech discrimination tasks with and without segmentation demands
  • Time–frequency analysis of the EEG mu rhythm as a measure of sensorimotor integration in the later stages of swallowing
  • Auditory cortical deactivation during speech production and following speech perception: an EEG investigation of the temporal dynamics of the auditory alpha rhythm
  • Mu Rhythm Dynamics Suggest Automatic Activation of Motor and Premotor Brain Regions During Speech Processing
  • Optimizing Speech Recognition and Cognitive Outcomes for Older Cochlear Implant Users with Auditory Brain Training- (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR))
  • Faculty Senate: Member 2020/01
  • Director of Student Research 2018/02
  • Search Committee Chair 2019/01-2019/03
  • Audiology curriculum evaluation committee 2020/01
  • Longwood University Advisory Board Communication Disorders: Longwood University 2018/01
  • • Bilingual Approach Seminar: Level 1 2020/01-2020/01
  • • Quality Matters 2020/01-2020/01
  • • Online Learning Consortium: New to Online Teaching Essentials Part 1 2020/01-2020/01
  • Gallaudet Diversity Training 2020/01-2020/01
  • LMS Training: Blackboard Training 2020/01-2020/01
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    David Thornton

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