Aniruddh D. Patel, Ph.D., Esther J. Burnham Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, Calif.Ani Patel has been a leader in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music. His research explores how the brain processes music and language, and in what the similarities and differences between the two reveal about each other and about the brain itself. He has approached his research with a variety of techniques, including neuroimaging, theoretical analyses, acoustic research, and comparative studies of non-human animals. He also studies rhythm and the process by which humans extract rhythmic information from auditory signals and conducts research on how the auditory cortex processes sound sequences, using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to explore brain dynamics during the perception of musical sequences. He actively promotes graduate study involvement in the field of music cognition.
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