Sanchez, Jason Tait, Ph.D.

Information

Name

Sanchez, Jason Tait, Ph.D.

Title

Assistant Professor

Email

jason.sanchez@northwestern.edu

Office Phone

847-491-4648

Office Fax

847-491-4975

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office

Searle 2-254 Evanston

NU Scholar Profile

https://northwestern.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/5f43d2f8-ec82-4cec-8bba-00f3f7b48e75

Recent Publications on PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Sanchez+JT&cmd=DetailsSearch

Current Research

Current Research

Acoustic information from the environment is accurately encoded, preserved and sharpened by the central auditory pathway in normal hearing individuals.

For individuals with hearing impairments – like presbycusis, auditory neuropathy and central auditory processing disorders – difficulties understanding spoken language and locating the source of a sound in complex acoustic environments have been linked to auditory timing deficits, suggesting that the neural encoding of timing cues is critical for communication and survival.

Using the avian auditory brainstem as a model system, my research investigates how excitatory transmission regulates the development of biophysical specialization required for encoding timing cues. This research may provide important insight into mechanisms through which molecular properties of individual neurons contribute to the overall function of the developing auditory system and may shed light on future therapeutic approaches for individuals with auditory timing deficits.