Collaborations


Methodist Sports Medicine - Dr. Terry Horner

Selected for a National Science Foundation scholarship between his junior and senior years of high school, Dr. Horner spent eight weeks at Indiana University studying bioanthropology. The experience convinced him to pursue his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon. The recipient of back-to-back Patientsí Choice awards, Dr. Horner received his graduate degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a straight surgical internship at Indiana University Hospitals. After a tour of duty with the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam, he returned to complete his residency in neurosurgery. He considers himself fortunate to have trained under and eventually practiced neurosurgery with Dr. Julius Goodman, an internationally renowned educator, personal mentor and giant in the neurosurgical field. Along with serving as a neurosurgical consultant to the Indianapolis Colts for many years, he was instrumental in organizing the vascular neurosurgical division of the then Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, which was nationally recognized for its state-of-the-art expertise. Dr. Horner now limits his neurological practice to concussion management of athletes. Dr. Horner and his wife Jane have two sons, one daughter and four grandchildren. A devout member of his church, Dr. Horner also enjoys taking mission trips to volunteer his time and medical expertise in underdeveloped countries.
Areas of Focus:
Neurosurgery
Concussion Management  
 

Dr. John Mullennix - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. General area of expertise is Cognitive and Brain Sciences, with a research concentration in Experimental Aesthetics. Experimental aesthetics is the scientific, empirical study of the creation and appreciation of objects of art.  
 

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Assisted with a review of nasals in Hindi. This was my first work with Hindi, and this was invaluable experience with another language. The addition of nasals to the Waveform Model logic is another success for the Waveform Model and demonstrates how robust the logic is. Although it was not pursued with my work with IIT Guwahati, the addition of nasals to the Waveform Model led me to quickly fit /l/ (as in "held") into the model as well.  
 

The Alaska Whale Foundation and SETI

Dr. Fred Sharpe and Dr. Laurance Doyle
The first collaboration after the publication of the Waveform Model was with Fred and Laurance. They recognized that the possibility to identify how humpback whales are communicating was not possible until there was an explanation for how humans communicate. Since the Waveform Model does explain how vowels are perceived, the pursuit for cross-species communication is now possible. Fred provided me with his 20 year library of recordings and there are clearly whale vowels being produced. Early research in the field, Fred's recordings, and my knowledge of waveforms is leading to an answer for humpback whale communication as the Waveform Model explained human vowel communication.