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Cognitive Neuroscience of Audition.


We measure how the brain reacts to sound, and how sounds drive auditory perception, attention, and emotions. This includes the sounds of music, the sounds of language and the sounds of the environment.

By measuring the brain encoding of sounds, we address basic brain mechanism of cognition that appear dysfunctional in various developmental (e.g., autism), neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Our measures test how new treatments (chemical, behavioural), devices or training can cure disease and fit cognitive and brain function.



  • Disease / disorder characterization: We can identify and measure specific brain mechanisms of cognitive function that defective in specific clinical conditions (e.g., autism, dyslexia, etc.)
  • Treatment discovery: We can develop methods of auditory discrimination training that can improve cognition
  • Methods for diagnostic: Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked potentials, Brain oscillations, digital voice recording and analysis
  • Development of new tools / technologies / computational methods: Signal analysis tools for EEG and evoked potentials; Training protocols


Keywords: brain fitness, brain training, cognitive mechanisms, EEG, voice recording, signal analysis, evoked potentials.



Dr. Carles Escera

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