How does the brain hear?

The Auditory Neuroscience Group, led by Melissa Saenz, uses non-invasive brain imaging to investigate (1) how sound information is processed by human auditory cortex and (2) how this processing is altered in audioneurological dysfunction. Our research applies to Clinical Neuroscience (tinnitus, cochlear implants, age-related hearing disorders) as well as Fundamental and Cognitive Neuroscience (auditory systems, language, music).

The Auditory Neuroscience Group is part of LREN – a collaborative team of neuroimaging research groups in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV-UNIL) – and affiliated with the Institute of Bioengineering of EPFL. Our research is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and utilizes the state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities of the CIBM (3T and 7T MRI).