I study how the human ear and brain work together to understand sound features. I’m particularly interested in how this communication changes when the link from the ear to the brain is disrupted, and how to develop technologies that lead to better hearing assistance or enhancement under these circumstances. Primarily, I use electrophysiology, behavioral studies, and computational methods to meet these ends.
I am a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Speech Therapy and Audiology at the University of Montreal, funded by a grant from the American Tinnitus Association. I am affiliated with the International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research (BRAMS). I hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from McMaster University, and a M.A. in Speech in Hearing Science and B.Mus. in Music Theory from The Ohio State University.
I am an Associate Member of the Acoustical Society of America and The Association for Research in Otolaryngology.