We study how people hear. Our lab operates at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and engineering.

Our longterm goals:

  • To understand the computational principles underlying human audition
  • To improve devices for assisting those whose hearing is impaired
  • To design more effective machine systems for recognizing and interpreting sound


PI: Josh McDermott, PhD



Lab Contact Information

Mailing Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 46-4065, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 258-9675
General Inquiries: mit.auditory@gmail.com
Dr. McDermott: jhm@mit.edu

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
(tel) 617.258.9344