Group leaders: Catherine Del Negro, Jean-Marc Edeline

Neural Code & Auditory Perception

In brief

Our researches aim at determining the neural code involved in the processing of communication sounds. In songbirds, we showed that the neuronal responses of a high-level auditory region code for the sequential order of song elements. In mammals, we revealed that the robustness of neuronal responses to acoustic degradations is present at each level of the auditory system. The coding strategies involved in cochlear implants and the role of oxytocin in modulating the cortical responses to communication sounds are also investigated.