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Secretary for Education visits CBS Speech and Language Sciences Laboratory

6 Sep 2022

Accompanied by PolyU’s President Prof. Teng Jin-Guang (third from right), Secretary for Education Dr. Christine Choi Yuk-lin (fourth from right), Permanent Secretary for Education Ms. Michelle Li Mei-sheung (first from left) and Under Secretary for Education Mr. Jeff Sze Chun-fai (second from right) visited CBS Speech and Language Sciences Laboratory yesterday (5 September). The guests were received by Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Dr. Yao Yao (third from left), CBS Associate Professor Dr. Zhang Caicai (first from right) and CBS Assistant Professor Dr. Chen Si (second from left).

Dr. Yao Yao (second from right) and Dr. Chen Si (first from right) introduced the equipment in Speech and Language Sciences Laboratory to the guests.

Dr. Zhang Caicai (first from right) briefed Secretary for Education Dr. Christine Choi Yuk-lin (second from left) and Permanent Secretary for Education Ms. Michelle Li Mei-sheung (first from left) on the use of electroencephalography (EEG) system in the research in speech and language sciences.


Accompanied by PolyU’s President Prof. Teng Jin-Guang, Dr. the Hon. Christine Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education, visited CBS Speech and Language Sciences Laboratory on 5 September. The visit was also joined by Ms. Michelle Li Mei-sheung (Permanent Secretary for Education), Mr. Jeff Sze Chun-fai (Under Secretary for Education), Dr. Yao Yao (Acting Dean, Faculty of Humanities), Dr. Zhang Caicai (Associate Professor, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies) and Dr. Chen Si (Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies).

During the visit, the CBS researchers present introduced the lab equipment that supports research in speech and language sciences, including a social robot to assist in the speech training for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an electroencephalography (EEG) system to measure electrophysiological activities in the brain, and an eye tracker to capture eye movements of a participant during language processing. We also shared with Dr. Choi our research initiatives in language, cognition and neuroscience, and how the research findings would inform and be conducive to education development and clinical applications.


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