Our group seeks to understand the principles for healthy brain organization and cognitive processes that subserve auditory communication of music and langauge.

To discover how genetic factors, experiences, and disease affect auditory brain plasticity, we examine normal and defect listeners, congenital and acquired musical disorders (amusia), skilled listeners (musicans) throughout the lifespan with approaches including brain-behavior, the study of deficits, functional and structural brain imaging, and electrophyiological methods.

Our group is part of the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences and Learning at Beijing Normal University, on studies of the relationship between brain development, brain plasticity and human intelligence, in particular.

Visit us at http://brain.bnu.edu.cn/.