APC Lab Participates in Bell Museum Event

Braden Maxwell presenting at Bell Museum event

On Saturday, January 20, the Bell Museum hosted table demonstrations from local laboratories as part of their event: Spotlight Science: The Science of SoundBraden Maxwell, a postdoctoral associate working with Andrew Oxenham and a member of the Auditory Perception and Cognition Laboratory (APC Lab), contributed a demonstration on the anatomy of the ear, psychoacoustics, and the digital combination of sounds. 

Kids and their parents had the opportunity to examine a 3D model of the ear and learn about the cochlea, the middle ear bones, and parts of the vestibular system. They also had the chance to hear different sound frequencies, durations, and changes in loudness, and to make their own new "recipe" of digitally combined musical orchestra sounds. As part of this event, Maxwell fielded several questions from adults about hearing loss, hearing aids, and the connections between hearing and cognitive function. Over one thousand people of all ages attended this educational outreach event.



Braden Maxwell, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and member of the APC Lab.

Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.

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