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Kenneth S. Henry, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-4851

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Of ~35,000 neurons present in each cochlea at birth, 1000-2000 are lost per decade due to normal aging and exposure to loud sound. Further neurons may be lost from overexposure to loud sounds, but the consequences of cochlear neurodegeneration are not well understood. Our lab uses behavioral operant conditioning experiments in an avian model species to characterize the effects of cochlear neurodegeneration on behavioral sensitivity to complex sounds. We also use neural recordings from the inferior colliculus of the midbrain to identify the changes in central processing that underlie deficits in auditory perception.

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Journal Articles

2/2017
Henry KS, Abrams KS, Forst J, Mender MJ, Neilans EG, Idrobo F, Carney LH. "Midbrain Synchrony to Envelope Structure Supports Behavioral Sensitivity to Single-Formant Vowel-Like Sounds in Noise." Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO.. 2017 Feb 0; 18(1):165-181. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

4/2016
Henry KS, Neilans EG, Abrams KS, Idrobo F, Carney LH. "Neural correlates of behavioral amplitude modulation sensitivity in the budgerigar midbrain." Journal of neurophysiology.. 2016 Apr 0; 115(4):1905-16. Epub 2016 Feb 03.

2/17/2016
Henry KS, Kale S, Heinz MG. "Distorted Tonotopic Coding of Temporal Envelope and Fine Structure with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2016 Feb 17; 36(7):2227-37.

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