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Tobin Hall

Amherst, MA 01003-9271
United States



I studied developmental cognitive neuroscience with Dr. Helen Neville, selective attention with Drs. Steve Hillyard and Mike Posner, and neural organization of speech and auditory processing with Dr. David Poeppel. This training prepared me to develop my own research program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst beginning in 2005. My primary research goals are 1) to understand the neurocognitive mechanisms of basic auditory perception, speech perception, and selective attention across the life span, and 2) to determine how attentional control and perceptual learning can lead to better perceptual outcomes, including understanding speech in background noise. To accomplish these goals, we use behavioral, electrophysiological (EEG and ERP), and neuroimaging measures in listeners ranging from 20 months to 85 years of age.