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Dr Steve Miller

Dr. Steve Miller is an acclaimed and accomplished scientist, researcher and entrepreneur in the fields of neuroscience and experimental & physiological psychology.

Steve recently completed work with the Sally Ride Science Center where he was responsible for overseeing the business development activities to drive revenue and develop long-term partnerships. He has extensive academic and business experience in the transfer of technology into rapidly growing science-based start-ups. Previously, Steve was on the executive team at NeuroFocus managing the staff and operations for their global neurolab laboratories that provided neuromarketing research for Fortune 100 companies in the US and abroad.

Miller’s prior leadership roles included the co-founding of Scientific Learning Corporation, a neuroscience-based technology company helping to improve the learning abilities of K-12 students. Scientific Learning was a technology-transfer project that included UCSF Medical Center and Rutgers University. He was a co-investigator on the academic research based at Rutgers University. He worked extensively on the technology transfer, business incorporation; venture financing and start-up phases of the company culminating in a successful IPO.

Academic experience

Steve’s academic experience includes serving on the research faculty at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and as a visiting scientist at NYU Medical Center in the Department of Biophysics. Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University, a Master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Hartford, and a Ph.D. in experimental & physiological psychology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Steve has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including 15 commercial software programs and more than 40 US Patents. 





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Dr Miller was co-author or author of the following publications: 

Electrophysiological Indicants of Reading Disability: A Longitudinal Investigation
Neural Processes Involved in Directing Attention. 

Neurobiological basis of speech: A Case for the preeminence for temporal processing - more
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Electrophysiological Indicants of Black-White Discrimination Performance for Letter and Non-Letter Patterns - more
International Journal of Neuroscience

A Behavioral Neuroscience Approach to Developmental Language Disorders: Evidence for a Rapid Temporal Processing Deficit - more
Developmental Psycholpathology Volume 2: Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation/ John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Auditory Processing Deficits as a Possible Source of SLI

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development/ Cascadilla Press 

Speech and Other Central Auditory Processes: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience - more
Current Opinion in Neurobiology

Neurological Basis of Speech: A Case for the Preeminence of Temporal Processing - more
The Irish Journal of Psychology

Temporal Processing Deficits of Language- Learning Impaired Children Ameliorated by Training - more

Fast-Element Enhanced Speech Improves Language Comprehension in Language-Learning Impaired Children

Neurological Basics of Speech: A Case for the Preeminence of Temporal Processing - more
Developmental Dyslexia: Neural Cognitive and Genetic Mechanisms

Neurobiology of Speech Perception - more
Annual Review of Neuroscience

Academic Outcomes of Language Impaired Children
Dyslexia: Biology, Cognition, and Intervention/ Whurr Publishers

Cortical Plasticity Underlying perceptual, motor, and cognitive skill Development: Implications for Neurorehabilitation - more
Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology

Cognitive Temporal Binding and its Relation to 40Hz Activity in Humans: Alteration During Dyslexia
Advances in Biomagnetism/ Springer Verlag 

The Role of Temporal Processing in Developmental Language-Based Learning Disorders: Research and Clinical Implication
Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications For Early Intervention/ Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Amelioration of the Acoustic Reception and Speech Reception Deficits Underlying Language-Based Learning Impairments
Basic Mechanisms in Cognition and Language/ Werner-Gren International Series 70, Rodin Academy Proceedings/ Amsterda, Elsevier

Speech and other central auditory processes: insights from cognitive neuroscience - more
Findings and current opinion in cognitive neuroscience/ MIT Press

Language Learning Impairments: integrating basic science, technology, and remediation
Experimental Brain Research

Speech modification algorithms used for training language learning impaired children
IEEE Rehabilitation Engineering Journal
Language learning impairment: integrating research and remediation
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

Language comprehension in language-learning impaired children improved with acoustically modified speech
Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development 1997, Brunner/Mazel Inc.

Amelioration of the acoustic reception and speech reception deficits underlying language-based learning impairment
Basic Mechanisms in Cognition and Language: With Special Reference to Phonological Problems in Dyslexia, Amsterdam: Elsevier

Some neurological principles relevant to the origins of- and the cortical plasticity based remediation of ---developmental language impairments
Neuroplasticity: Building a bridge from the laboratory to the clinic, Pringer-Verlag

Acoustically modified speech and language training: A relationship between auditory word discrimination training and measures of language outcomes
Reeducation Orthophonique

Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Listening training and language abilities
The Changing Nervouse System:Neurobehavioral Consequences of Early Brain Disorders, Oxford University Press

Moving research from the laboratory to clinics and classrooms
Reading and Attention Disorders: Neurobiological Sources of Comorbidity, York Press

Fast ForWord Training in children with low reading performance
Nederlanse Vereniging voor Lopopedie en Foniatrie: 1999 Jaarcongres Auditieve Vaardigheden en Spraak-taal

Familial aggregation in specific language impairment
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research

Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: evidence from functional MRI
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

How the Brain Learns to Read
Middle Matters, Vol. 12

Fast ForWord Language: A Research Update
Innovative Methods in Language Intervention: Treatment Outcome Measures. Can the Data Support the Claims

Fast ForWord Language
Treatment of Language Disorders in Children, Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company


Honours & Awards

Reviewer, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education.
Reviewed applications for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship program is funded through the Department of Energy and coordinated by the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education.

Finalist – Science and Technology Discovery of the Year Award
Discovery Magazine in their annual Awards for Technology Innovations

Year 2000 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in Medicine
Research and Development Council, The State of New Jersey.
An award issued for the process patents awarded to acoustically modify speech and language training.

1998-2004, Annual Recognition by the University of California Top 25 Earning Inventions
Technology Transfer Office, The University of California
1998-2004 Annual Recognition by the University of California Top 25 Earning Inventions

Conrad Weiser Hall of Fame, Life Time Achievement Award in Technology,
Conrad Weiser High School Hall of Fame Committee



Method and Device for Enhancing the Recognition of Speech Among Speech-Impaired Individuals.
Issued September 29, 1998

Method and apparatus for training of sensory and perceptual systems in LLI subjects
Issued July 27, 1999

Remote computer assisted professionally supervised teaching system
Issued September 28, 1999

Method and apparatus for training of sensory and perceptual systems in LLI subjects
Issued February 1, 2000

Universal Screen for Language Learning Impaired Subjects
Issued March 14, 2000

Migration mechanism for user data from one client computer system to another
Issued April 18, 2000

Method and device for enhancing the recognition of speech among speech-impaired individuals
Issued June 6, 2000

Uniform motivation for multiple computer-assisted training systems
Issued September 19, 2000

Method and device for enhancing the recognition of speech among speech-impaired individuals
Issued September 26, 2000

Method and apparatus for training of cognitive and memory systems in humans
Issued December 12, 2000

Method and apparatus for dynamically tailoring biochemical based therapy programs in human
Issued January 2, 2001

Method and Apparatus for Training of Auditory/Visual Discrimination Using Target and Distracter Phonemes/Graphemes
Issued February 20, 2001

Method for adaptively training humans to discriminate between frequency sweeps common in spoken language
Issued April 3, 2001

Method and apparatus training of auditory/visual discrimination using target and distractor phonemes/graphemes
Issued May 1, 2001

Method and apparatus for improving biochemical based therapy in human
Issued January 2, 2001

Method and apparatus for building vocabulary skills and improving accuracy and fluency in critical thinking and abstract reasoning
Issued April 1, 2014 

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