We study processing of speech and music, in healthy or pathological hearing, from audiological to cognitive aspects and with behavioral and neurophysiological tools.


Our work is at the crossroads between Psychology, Audiology, Engineering, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Our research focusses both on the communication difficulties encountered by children and adults with auditory deficits and on technological innovations to circumvent them, with a particular interest in cochlear implants.

Current projects

There are six major themes in our research:

1. Neuroplasticity of the brain stimulated by cochlear implants

2. Cognitive load experienced when listening, understanding, and memorizing

3. Vocal production and control

4. Challenges of cocktail-party environments

5. Decoding emotion in sounds

6. Bilingualism and prosody

Prospective students

Undergraduate, Graduate, Postdoctoral Fellows

You are creative, hard-working, and you love science? I’d like to hear from you. For the next academic year, we are looking for students interested in:

  • Psychoacoustics of speech and music
  • Neuroimaging and neuromodulatory techniques
  • Language and affective development with sensory deficits

If you share some of these interests, email a letter describing your research interests and expertise, an updated C.V., and an electronic copy of your transcript to Mickael Deroche.

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