Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory

Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory



FFR: Snapshot into auditory processing




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The auditory system is an interactive system with vast networks of ascending and descending connections. The auditory brainstem is a hub of this network, and measurements of its neural processing represent a rich source of information. The FFR (frequency-following response)

  1. faithfully encodes auditory signals, resulting in a transparent response that maintains a high fidelity to the evoking sound
  2. as part of the interactive auditory system, responses reflect experience and training.
  3. is interpretable in individuals


Kraus N (2011) Listening in on the listening brain. Physics Today. 64(6): 40-45.
Also available in Chinese
Skoe E, Nicol T, Kraus N (2011) Cross-phaseogram: Objective neural index of speech sound differentiation. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 196: 308–317.
Skoe E, Kraus N (2010) Auditory brainstem response to complex sounds: a tutorial. Ear and Hearing 31(3): 302-324.

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