The timing of firing of auditory neurons carries information used for both localization and interpretation of sound. Psychophysical studies strongly support the existence of a timing code for localization and pitch detection, while broadband transients and gaps are critical features of speech consonants. In order to understand speech, we must understand how sound is processed in the central auditory system. Mathematical modeling and computer simulation already play a significant role in auditory research, but further intensive effort is needed to understand how the spectro-temporal information present in the cochlea nuclei is used for localization and interpretation of sound. The workshop will focus on the following topics:
The goals of the workshop are to increase the communication and cooperation between experimentalists and modelers and to introduce mathematicians with little previous experience in this area to the wide range of interesting mathematical problems in the auditory science.
The mathematical areas which are expected to be strongly involved in this workshop are information theory, Fourier analysis, statistics, differential equations and real analysis.
|Monday, May 5|
|Moderators||Catherine Carr & Laurel Carney|
|Tuesday, May 6|
|5:00-7:00PM||Postdoc Reception and Poster Session|
|Moderators||Dan Sanes & John Middlebrooks|
|Wednesday, May 7|
|3:30-4:00PM||Leo van Hemmen|
|Moderators||Tom Yin & Benedikt Grothe|
|Thursday, May 8|
|Moderators||David Poeppel & Laurel Carney|
|Friday, May 9|