Hari Bharadwaj

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Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

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Training Group(s):
Integrative Neuroscience

Active Mentor - currently hosting PULSe students for laboratory rotations and recruiting PULSe students into the laboratory; serves on preliminary exam committees

Current Research Interests:

The Systems Neuroscience of Auditory Perception lab (SNAPlab)​ is directed by Hari Bharadwaj, and is part of the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. At SNAPlab, we study the biological computations and neural circuits that underlie auditory perception. In particular, we are interested in how we process sounds and analyze acoustic scenes in complex everyday environments. Complex scenes with multiple sound sources such as crowded restaurants and busy streets present unique challenges for both biological and machine audition.  SNAPlab integrates behavioral experiments, computational modeling, and an array of non-invasive physiological measurement and imaging tools to investigate these challenges in humans. 

Selected Publications:

Shinn-Cunningham, B. G., Varghese, L., Wang, L., Bharadwaj, H. M. (2017). Individual differences in temporal perception and their implications for everyday listening. In The Frequency-Following Response, Eds. N. Kraus et al., Springer Handbook of Auditory Research 61, Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47944-6_7.

Bharadwaj, H. M., Masud, S., Mehraei, G., Verhulst, S., & Shinn-Cunningham, B. G. (2015). Individual differences reveal correlates of hidden hearing deficits. J Neurosci, 35(5): 2161-2172.

Verhulst, S., Bharadwaj, H. M., Mehraei, G., Shera, C. A., & Shinn-Cunningham, B. G. (2015). Functional modeling of the human auditory brainstem response to broadband stimulation. J Acoust Soc Am, 138(3): 1637-1659.

Bharadwaj, H. M., Verhulst, S., Shaheen, L., Liberman, M. C., & Shinn-Cunningham, B. G. (2014). Cochlear neuropathy and the coding of supra-threshold sound. Front Syst Neurosci, 8: 26.

Bharadwaj, H. M., & Shinn-Cunningham, B. G. (2014). Rapid acquisition of auditory subcortical steady state responses using multichannel recordings. Clin Neurophysiol, 125(9): 1878-1888.

Ruggles, D., Bharadwaj, H. M., & Shinn-Cunningham, B. G. (2012). Why middle-aged listeners have trouble hearing in everyday settings. Curr Biol, 22(15): 1417-1422.

Ruggles, D., Bharadwaj, H. M., & Shinn-Cunningham, B. G. (2011). Normal hearing is not enough to guarantee robust encoding of suprathreshold features important in everyday communication. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108(37): 15516-15521.​

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