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Welcome to the ACN Lab!

We conduct research on audition and speech perception, as well as the disorders (e.g., tinnitus) associated with them.  This is done by using a combination of computational modeling, brain imaging experiments, and behavioral experiments. Computational modeling allows for the generation of detailed, elaborate computer programs that simulate auditory and speech perception in the brain, specifically the cerebral cortex. The modeling allows us to describe the essence of a phenomenon being studied and to make testable predictions. The predictions made by the model are tested using behavioral and imaging tools. We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to obtain detailed images of the structure and function of the brain, in particular, to investigate the differences between patient populations and healthy controls. This will allows us to evaluate therapies and to propose novel treatment methods for a particular disorder.

Our research is conducted at the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are in the process of updating our website, please check back again.


Help us understand tinnitus better by completing our surveys, if you have tinnitus yourself or are an audiologist


Looking for a few good PhD students


Tinnitus Symposium - 2013, organized by the ACN Lab


Lab Presentations for 2012/13 Academic Year


Tinnitus Information Session, April 11 2012


ACNLab in the News


ACNLab Research Reported on Futurity


Combined VBM and DTI Imaging Study: Hearing Loss May Lead to Permanent Changes in the Brain


ACN Lab fMRI Study Outlines Possible Differences in Neural Bases of Tinnitus and Hearing Impairment


A video explaining part of our research can be found here.


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