Carnegie Mellon University

LiMN @ CMU Laboratory

Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute

How do we make sense of the mixture of sounds we hear in ordinary social settings?
Do seeing and hearing use the same or different brain networks in everyday perception?
Why do even normal-hearing listeners differ in their ability to selectively attend?
What can we learn from neuroscience to help us design new and better devices to aid human communication?

At LiMN we work to answer these questions, studying everything from how sound is coded in the cochlea to how cortical networks interact during complex behavioral tasks. We use whatever techniques can advance these goals, from behavioral tasks to neural imaging to computational modeling. Under the direction of Prof. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, the lab welcomes engaged, curious minds from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.