Research on individualized perception and cognition
The lab’s work has historically centered on understanding how complex sounds are encoded in the auditory system. More recently, effort has transitioned toward how advanced machine learning algorithms can be leveraged to substantially improve the diagnosis of perceptual and cognitive disorders. This work is advancing the ability of precision medicine to target individual patients for custom interventions rather than treating them the same as the rest of the cohort sharing their diagnosis. Such approaches have great potential for improving outcomes under conditions of substantial patient variability. Recently, these ideas have extended into the education field. “Precision education” promotes algorithmic optimization of learning opportunities for individual students.