Biophysics of Hearing and Neural Information Processing

Tobias Reichenbach
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

EEG setup EEG setup My group works on the biophysics of hearing and neuroscience, at the interface of science, technology and medicine.

We use ideas from theoretical physics, mathematics, and computer science in combination with ear and brain imaging to investigate principles of human auditory signal detection and processing. Together with clinical collaborators we also investigate auditory and language impairments.

We aim to apply our findings in novel bio-inspired technology as well as in novel technology diagnosing and rehabilitating hearing and communication impairments.

The group is part of the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. We are funded by EPSRC, the Wellcome Trust, and the Royal Society.


Upcoming workshop on Speech and Hearing

I am excited to announce an upcoming workshop Physics of Hearing: From Neurobiology to Information Theory and Back at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), U.S.A.. The workshop will run from May 30 2017 to July 21 2017. Coordinated by Hervé Bourlard, Maria Neimark Geffen, Jim Hudspeth, and myself it will bring together researchers on the biophysics and neurobiology of hearing with those investigating the information theory of complex auditory signals. We expect that the combination of these two perspectives will foster novel and exciting collaborations between program participants and yield significant progress in the neurobiology of hearing and oral communication as well as in speech-recognition technology.