DIBS Faculty Network

Member Spotlight:

Richard Mooney

George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Neurobiology

Professor of Neurobiology

The major goal of our lab is to understand the neural basis of auditory-guided vocal learning. We believe that a comprehensive understanding of the relevant mechanisms for vocal learning will require relating discrete synaptic processes to vocal behavior, ultimately in the awake animal. Read More

Dr. J. Tobias Overath

J. Tobias Overath

Assistant Research Professor in Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Research in our lab investigates how sound is processed in the human brain. More specifically, we study the acoustic building blocks that must be assembled in complex listening situations, such as when we engage in a conversation or listen to a symphony. Read More

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