We are interested in how complex, temporally varying sounds are represented by neural activity in the auditory cortex and thalamus. We also seek to understand how neural mechanisms of central auditory processing go awry in mouse models of human schizophrenia, tinnitus and auditory processing disorder. Experimental methods include in vivo electrophysiological recording, computational modelling, histological analysis, and behavioural testing.
We are grateful to have received funding for past projects from the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Wellcome Trust, the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (formerly Action on Hearing Loss), the Royal Society, and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation Trust. Currently, research in the lab is funded by the BBSRC and by the UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Support Fund.