Neurobiology of Acoustic Communication


What does animals' voice tell about Human Speech? Acoustic communication is performed by groups of animals ranging from insects to mammals. Yet, there is little doubt that acoustic communication in humans, the speech, is unique. Our laboratory at the Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, takes the advantage of two distinct mammalian models, Bats and Mice, to study the neural mechanisms of acoustic communication. A combination of a 'special' and a 'general' animal model offers us the great opportunity to address one fundamental question in science: What is 'special', what is 'general', and what links these two. Besides the comparative aspect, our research is highly integrative, combining behavior, psychophysics, neurophysiology, and modeling.



Cocktail Party

March 27, 2019

Jinhong Luo receives the Career Development Award from the Human Frontier Science Program!

May 17, 2019

Chongkai Wang joined our lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome!