Animal Cognition; Vocal Behavior of Vertebrates; Learning and Plasticity
350 Park Hall
Buffalo NY, 14260-4110
Phone: (716) 645-0231
My research focuses on how different brain systems interact to construct representations of experienced events, and how these representations change over time. My approach is integrative and comparative. I am currently using techniques from the fields of experimental psychology, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and behavioral neuroscience to answer questions about auditory learning, memory, and behavior in humans and other animals.
I’m currently supervising graduate students in the Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior doctoral programs. These students are pursuing research related to change deafness, dog cognition, musical skills, and humpback whale bioacoustics. I’m also currently developing research projects related to high-resolution behavioral analyses, long-term monitoring of nervous system activity, and computational models of cortical plasticity in children with autism spectrum disorders.