Without complex processing in the brain, we would not be able to understand speech or isolate single sound sources from a noisy background. How are complicated signals coded for in the brain? Which neural mechanisms underly coding and processing? How do pathologies affect these mechanisms and consequently hearing? We are trying to answer some of these questions by working on animal models of auditory processing.
------ September 2016: We received funding for our project on optogenetic mid-brain implants in collaboration with LUH and MHH Hannover. We have an open position in this project -----