|Laboratory of Brain, Hearing, and Behavior
Oregon Hearing Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University
Hearing is a fundamental part of our experience. We use it for communicating with friends, avoiding danger, and finding pleasure in music and nature. Patients with hearing loss have trouble noticing and understanding important information, especially in noisy environments. As the population ages, hearing loss is only becoming more prevalent. Beyond problems in everyday life, it has also been linked to serious mental health problems, including depression and dementia.
The goal of the Laboratory of Brain, Hearing, and Behavior in the Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University is to understand the neurophysiological and computational processes that underlie the remarkable abilities of the auditory brain, with an aim of improving tools and treatments for hearing loss. Learn more about our research ...
The brain is hugely complex and delicate. Understanding how it works can require invasive experiments that are risky for human subjects. Thus, animal research provides an important component of neuroscience. Animal research presents challenging ethical and emotional questions, but when performed mindfully, it can provide a benefit to all species. Read more here ...