Auerbach Lab

We are a neuroscience lab seeking to understand the mechanisms of auditory perception and plasticity in health and hearing disorders. We use the rodent auditory system as a tractable model to study how cortical and subcortical circuits process information, adapt to experience, and interact with each other to ultimately drive behavior.  We use a variety of approaches to address these questions, including in vivo multichannel electrophysiology, quantitative sensory behavior, slice physiology, optogenetics and viral targeting of defined cell types. Beyond the advancement of basic insight into brain function, the goal of this research is to identify pathophysiological mechanisms associated with sensory disorders, with the hope of translating our findings into novel therapies and treatment strategies.

Our principal investigator is Dr. Benjamin D. Auerbach.

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