Having a conversation in a noisy restaurant is an extremely difficult thing to do. Yet most people can do this with relatively little effort. How does the brain learn to do this? Can hearing loss during development derail the natural learning process? And can we help people learn to overcome their hearing problems?
We combine behavioural, neurophysiological, computational, and virtual reality techniques to address these questions. By doing this, we hope to provide new insights into how the brain learns and use this knowledge to help people with hearing loss. We are particularly interested in spatial hearing. Click on the questions below to find out why.
Why study spatial hearing?
What have we discovered?
The Wellcome Trust has written an excellent article about our research that is intended for non-scientists [WT article]. The College de France has also made available a video in which I give an overview of my research and its relevance to sensory impairments. Click here for a full list of publications and here to see who has been citing my work.