Ruth Litovsky

Position title: Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders


Phone: (608) 262-5045


Communication Sciences and Disorders


M.A. in Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
Postdoctoral in Auditory Neurophysiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Research Description:

Over the past 20+ years, my research has focused on understanding how the auditory system plays a role in enabling listeners to function in complex auditory environments. We use a combination of behavioral psychophysics, and objective measures including fNIRS, and more recently using electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate the association between human perception and neural mechanisms underlying auditory processes.

Research Key Words:

Auditory Neuroscience, Auditory Development, Cochlear Implants, Binaural Hearing

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