Dynamic population coding in the auditory system


  • Prof Andrew King

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Andrew is a neuroscientist who heads the Auditory Neuroscience Group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford. His research employs an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the neural basis of auditory perception and multisensory integration. He is particularly interested in the adaptive processes that take place in the brain to allow accurate hearing to be maintained in different acoustical conditions. This involves studying both short-term changes that help to compensate for the presence of background sounds and the longer-term plasticity induced at higher levels of the auditory system as a result of learning or by hearing loss.