University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Auditory Midbrain and Cortex



We study how sounds are encoded in the auditory midbrain and cortex, two critical neural structures in the mammalian auditory system. These two auditory structures perform key computations for acoustic feature extraction and are essential for sound recognition. We use large-scale neural recording arrays (Neuronexus), as depicted above, to simultaneously record brain activity from multiple neurons and recording locations. This allows us to measure how sounds are decomposed into elementary acoustic features and how the underlying neural organization contributes to sound recognition behaviors.