Faculty Profile:

 

Taffeta Elliott, PhD

 

Degrees:

BA in Liberal Arts, St. John's College, Santa Fe

MA and MPhil in Neurobiology & Behavior, Columbia University in the City of New York

PhD in Neurobiology & Behavior, Columbia University in the City of New York

 

Positions and Training:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Grass Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.

Science Fellow and Lecturer in Discipline, Biology Department, Columbia University in the City of New York

 

Research Interests:

Complex vocal sounds are crucial for social interactions.  Neuroscience research in the Elliott lab focuses on how the auditory system makes sense of acoustic structure in vocal communication, in order to release responses and mediate behavior.  Using frogs as a model system, we combine approaches of neurophysiological recording and behavior.  Behavioral psychophysics projects in humans aim at understanding how perception integrates complex sound features to recognize speaker identity and meaning in speech, as well as timbre in musical instruments.

 

New Mexico Tech Psychology Department  Last Updated OCT 2017

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