2006 Seminars

June 2006

Seminar with Ruth Litovsky June 1st

Department of Communicative Disorders and The Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"What we can tell about binaural hearing from children and adults with bilateral cochlear implants"

September 2006

Seminar with Rajiv Narayan September 22nd

Natural Sounds and Neural Coding Lab, Hearing Research Center, Boston Univ.

"Discrimination of complex sounds by cortical neurons"

Seminar with David Mountain, Ph.D. September 29th

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Hearing Research Center, Boston Univ.

"Simulating the effects of man-made sound in the marine environment"

October 2006

Seminar with Matthew McGinley October 6th

Neuroscience Graduate Program, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science Univ.

"Compensation for the cochlear traveling wave delay in the dendrites of auditory brainstem neurons"

Seminar with Steve Colburn, Yi Zhou, Yoojin Chung, and Andrew Brughera October 13th

Hearing Research Center and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston Univ.

"Modeling of neural responses to electrical stimulation of the cochlea"

Seminar with John Middlebrooks, Ph.D. October 27th

Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan Medical School
Director, Central Systems Laboratory, Kresge Hearing Research Institute

"A new approach to auditory prosthesis."

November 2006

Seminar with Christoph Schreiner, M.D., Ph.D. November 3rd

Professor of Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco
Director, Central Systems Laboratory, Kresge Hearing Research Institute

"Receptive Field Transformations in Auditory Cortex: What, Where, When, and How?"

Seminar with Robert Shannon, Ph.D. November 17th

Head, Department of Auditory Implants and Perception Research, House Ear Institute

"Electrical stimulation of the Human Cochlea, Brainstem and Midbrain: Implications for speech pattern recognition"

December 2006

Seminar with Paul Abbas, Ph.D. December 1st

Professor of Speech Pathology, The Univ. of Iowa

"Auditory nerve responses to electrical stimulation in ears with functional hair cells"

ABSTRACT:         Measures of the electrically evoked compound action potential and single nerve fiber recordings in experimental animals will be presented. Those data will be compared to ECAP measures in human cochlear implant users. The focus of this work is the interaction of acoustic and electric stimulation in ears with functional hair cells.

Seminar with Joel Snyder, Ph.D. December 8th

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"Effects of Context on Auditory Stream Segregation"

Seminar with Marc Hauser, Ph.D. December 15th

Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard Univ.

"From pattern recognition to grammatical processing: Experiments with nonhuman primates"