Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
065 Wilson Hall
Dr. Hackett studies the organization of the auditory cortex combining anatomical and neurophysiological techniques. The major emphasis of the research is to assemble a model of auditory cortical processing through identification and characterization of the cortical areas involved in the processing of auditory information. These goals are accomplished by a combination of methods, including: 1) anatomical tracing to identify the neuronal circuits that comprise the auditory cortical and subcortical network; 2) neurochemical and genetic profiling of those circuits; 3) neurophysiological recording of neurons; and 5) comparative analyses of these features between model species. The long term goal of this research is to establish a comprehensive model of auditory processing in the human cerebral cortex. Research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD).