ALEX PRESACCO SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS HIS DISSERTATION

Alex Presacco’s current research focuses on neural processing of complex sounds in aging population with neuroimaging techniques such as Electroencephalography (EEG) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG). Specifically, his Ph.D. dissertation focused on using electrophysiological measurements in individuals with normal hearing to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying age-related temporal processes deficits in the midbrain and in the cortex. His post-doc training at the University of California, Irvine will be focused on using electrophysiological and behavioral measurements collected from both humans and animals to investigate the effect of deafness and long-term stimulation on the temporal and the spectral transmission.