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Brainstem Neurophysiology Laboratory

The brainstem neurophysiology laboratory uses cutting-edge electrophysiological techniques to understand the structure and function of neural circuits. We focus on auditory brainstem circuits, which underlie our ability to understand and localize important sound sources in noisy environments. We are interested in how brainstem circuits can become dysfunctional following hearing loss. By better understanding normal and impaired circuit function we seek to aid the development of novel signal processing and stimulation strategies for implantable device technology.

As part of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, we collaborate with a large group of neuroscientists and engineers interested in hearing. We are part of the Center for Implantable Devices, and affiliated with the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience.