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Of Sound Mind

Speaker

Nina Kraus, Northwestern University

In her lab, Kraus and her colleagues study numerous aspects of the auditory system, including its underlying brain mechanisms, the way musical input influences our ability to read and learn language and how conditions such as autism, aging and HIV affect sound processing. In the past few years, the lab has been focusing on the auditory aspects of concussion, resulting in a new five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to study this injury in all of Northwestern's Division I athletes, who play football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and more.

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Natural Sciences, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, & Research