Auditory cortex signal processing; brain development and plasticity; sensorimotor integration; neuromechanical systems; speech recognition; neuromorphic sensors, control and VLSI; computational neuroscience; cell-based sensors

ISR is a longtime leader in advancing understanding of neural processing in the brain's auditory system, including speech processing and sound localization. Our faculty and students have made neuroscience-based advances in signal processing principles and solutions, and have developed novel neuromorphic architectures for intelligent systems. We are active in NIH BRAIN Initiative research, using neural modeling to establish causal links between neural activity and behavior. We also developed multi-pitch tracking for adverse environments, a communication technology that pulls speech out of noise and can radically improve sound quality over cell phones and in hearing aids. ISR researchers have been key in the establishment of the university’s Brain and Behavior Initiative.

Recent ISR neuroscience pubications


Temporary visual deprivation causes decorrelation of spatio-temporal population responses in adult mouse auditory cortex

Krystyna Solarana, Ji Liu, Zac Bowen, Hey-Kyoung Lee, Patrick Kanold

Even a brief period of visual deprivation in mice can alter the tone-evoked responses of neurons as well as the frequency representation in multiple layers of the primary auditory cortex. Cross-modal sensory experience has the power to alter network circuitry and population dynamics even into adulthood.

eNeuro 2019

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