The lab studies how mice use hearing to guide body motion, in order to learn about the world and to build resilience to disorder. To do this, we use machine learning to analyze behavior, and we monitor and manipulate neural activity in distributed sensory and motor brain areas, in order to reveal how these areas work together to guide perception and action.
Our goal is to understand how computations in the brain enable networks of neurons to process information and control the body. We also seek to understand how cognitive, motor, and sensory disorders (such as hearing loss) change these computations, and what motor strategies mice learn to build resilience to those disorders. Ultimately, we hope to use these insights to engineer better therapies and rehabilitation paradigms.