Oxenham receives NIH R01 Renewal for Investigating Complex Pitch Perception in Complex Environments

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Congratulations to Andrew Oxenham for receiving an NIH R01 Renewal with an award amount of $3,225,137 over 5 years for the project titled, “Complex pitch perception in complex environments.

Oxenham’s project combines behavioral and neuroimaging studies in infants and adults with normal and impaired hearing to better understand how our sense of pitch in music and speech is extracted from the acoustic information within the ear. Through a subcontract, researchers at the University of Washington will study infants, as part of a focus on how the perception and neural coding of pitch change throughout one's lifespan. The outcomes of the study will help to improve technology like hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Andrew Oxenham, PhD is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Auditory Perception and Cognition Laboratory.  

Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.

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