The Auditory Neuroscience Experience (ANEx) Lab’s research focuses on the development of the human auditory brain throughout an individual's and the species' lifetime. We study how experience with the acoustic environment, including acoustic communication (i.e., speech), shapes the auditory brain and affects our perceptual capabilities. One current focus is on premature infants–a vulnerable population whose premature birth and abnormal early auditory/sensory experience can put them at risk for cognitive deficits. Another focus is on extended high-frequency hearing loss–a common condition we each have or likely will experience as we age.
Our Principal Investigator is Brian B. Monson.
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