Kresge Hearing Research Institute Tour

Dr. John Middlebrooks, Director, Central Systems Laboratory, Kresge Hearing Research Institute leads a guided tour of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute Central Systems Laboratory.

The Central Systems Laboratory conducts research examining the brain mechanisms of hearing, particularly issues related to stimulus coding in the auditory cortex. Some of its current projects center around spatial hearing and auditory prosthesis, including extensive research in cochlear implants. The Laboratory facilities consist of a double-walled anechoic chamber used for human psychophysical studies, a second chamber for animal physiological studies of spatial hearing experiments, and a double-walled chamber used for cochlear implant studies.