We examine the neurobiological computations that underlie speech perception and learning, using an interdisciplinary, computational, and lifespan approach.
From a clinical perspective, we hope to develop a richer understanding of the neurocognitive sources of individual differences in speech processing. We aim to develop optimized and neurobiologically-informed auditory training approaches for second language learning, learning impairments, and auditory processing deficits.
Using cognitive neuroscience approaches (fMRI, DTI, cortical and subcortical EEG and computational modeling), we focus on:
1. Understanding brain dynamics during speech perception in challenging listening environments
2. Understanding the functional dynamics of neural circuitry underlying speech categorization.