Current Research

Mentor: Lisa Goodrich, PhD

In response to stress, we adapt to avoid harm by enhancing the protective abilities and performance of key systems, including the auditory system, which must increase its sensitivity while also preventing itself from failing. By revealing the neural pathways and mechanisms underlying these responses, Gabriel Romero aims to determine how the brain communicates its internal state to the ear, enabling us to dynamically adjust how we detect and react to stimuli in the surrounding world. 

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