Welcome to the Henry Lab
Dr. Kenneth Henry’s key research interest is cochlear neurodegeneration. The Henry Lab is interested in how the loss of auditory nerve fibers affects central processing and the perception of complex sounds. The human ear has more than 30,000 nerve fibers, which are progressively lost throughout life as we age. Additional loss of nerve fibers occurs from overexposure to loud sounds. There is little to no knowledge about how this loss affects central processing and complex sounds, and whether it can lead to perceptual difficulties in noisy environments.
Methods used in the lab include operant conditioning, neurophysiological recordings from the CNS, and immunohistochemical imaging and neurophysiological techniques in behavior experiments.