memory, learning, plasticity, human psychophysics, physiology in behaving ferrets

Equipe Audition

Domaine de recherche principal: 

Neurophysiology / systems neuroscience

Mots clefs: 

memory, learning, plasticity, human psychophysics, physiology in behaving ferrets

Labelisation ENP: 


Centre de recherche / Institut: 

ENS Ecole Normale Supérieure

Code unité de recherche: 

UMR 8248

The Audition team is investigating the mechanisms of auditory perception, at the interface between low-level processing of acoustic features and high-level cognitive processes. We use a wide range of tools in order to address this research topic, from single unit recordings in behaving animals to advanced psychophysics and EEG in human subjects. Current projects in the lab revolve around three major threads:




Établissement de rattachement: 


Établissements affiliés: 

Ecole Normale Supérieure


Université Pierre et Marie Curie

École doctorale: 

ED 3C - 158


Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

LabEx Institut d’Etude de la Cognition, IdEx Paris Sciences et Lettres


Agus, T.R., Thorpe, S.J., & Pressnitzer, D. (2010). Rapid formation of auditory memories: Insights from noise. Neuron. 66, 610-618.

Andrillon, T., Pressnitzer, D., Léger, D., & Kouider, S. (2017).Formation and suppression of acoustic memories in human sleep. NatureCommunications, 8: 179.

Boubenec Y, Lawlor J, Górska U, Shamma S & Englitz B (2017). Detecting changes in dynamic and complex acoustic scenes. eLife 2017;10.7554/eLife.24910.

Chambers, C., Akram, S. Adam, V., Pelofi, C., Sahani, M., Shamma, S., & Pressnitzer, D. (2017). Prior context in audition informs binding and shapes simple features. Nature Communications, 8:15027.

Andrillon, T., Kouider, S., Agus, T., & Pressnitzer, D. (2015).Perceptual learning of acoustic noise generates memory-evoked potentials. Current Biology, 25: 2823-2829.