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 current and past projects from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Wellcome Trust, the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (Action on Hearing Loss), the Gatsby Charitable Foundation Trust, and the Royal Society. Currently, research in the lab is funded primarily by the BBSRC and the MRC.