Auditory processing holds the key to successful hearing. Auditory processing fosters everyday communication, including understanding speech in noise, and generating the sound-to-meaning connections for effective listening. This course discusses the frequency following response (FFR) to complex sounds. This biological approach is as direct a measure of auditory processing as currently exists, enables us an unprecedented look into individual differences in cognitive hearing health, and has proven fruitful in examining the biological underpinnings of listening difficulties.
Course created on May 23, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to identify the fundamental sensory-cognitive-motor-reward brain mechanisms that converge into an objective biological marker.
- After this course learners will be able to describe what is meant by the updated view that the auditory system is a distributed, but integrated, circuit.
- After this course learners will be able to identify an example of auditory expertise that can harness the brain's plasticity to enhance listening skills.
|0-20 Minutes||Introduction and Making Sense of Sound|
|20-40 Minutes||Noise and Health|
|40-65 Minutes||FFR and Auditory Research|
|65-80 Minutes||Hearing Loss and Aging|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary and What's next?|
Dr. Nina Kraus is the Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences and Neurobiology at Northwestern University. Dr. Kraus, an expert in the field of auditory learning, has researched the neurobiology of sound for decades, with the overarching goal of improving human communication by harnessing the brain’s potential to change. She has found that experience shapes the hearing brain over time for better (such as through music training, hearing technologies) or worse (listening and language disorders, aging). These brain changes have salient impacts on learning and communication. Kraus’ work is rooted in translational issues, working to bring scientific understanding and new technologies into clinical and educational settings (brainvolts.northwestern.edu).
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