Dr. Banai Karen heads the Auditory Cognition Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
She is interested in auditory cognition, learning and plasticity across the lifespan.
Research in the lab focuses on:
1) The role of perceptual learning in the recognition of speech under adverse listening conditions (e.g., rapid or noisy speech).
2) Preceptual learning in typical and atypical langauge development.
3) The implications of age-related changes in hearing and learning to hearing rehabilitation.
4) Perceptual learning in participants with language and hearing impairments and following hearing rehabilitation.