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Professor Kraus studies the biology of auditory learning. She began her career measuring responses from single auditory neurons and was one of the first to show that the adult nervous system has the potential for reorganization following learning; these insights in basic biology galvanized her to investigate auditory learning in humans. Through a series of innovative studies involving thousands of research participants from birth to age 90, her research has found that our lives in sound, for better (musicians, bilinguals) or worse (language disorders, concussion, aging, hearing loss), shape auditory processing. She continues to conduct parallel experiments in animal models to elucidate the mechanisms underlying these phenomena.

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1980

BA, Swarthmore College

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    Auditory neurophysiology reveals central nervous system dysfunction in HIV-infected individuals

    White-Schwoch, T., Magohe, A. K., Fellows, A. M., Rieke, C. C., Vilarello, B., Nicol, T., Massawe, E. R., Moshi, N., Kraus, N. & Buckey, J. C., Aug 2020, In : Clinical Neurophysiology. 131, 8, p. 1827-1832 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Auditory processing differences in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder

    Jones, M. K., Kraus, N., Bonacina, S., Nicol, T., Otto-Meyer, S. & Roberts, M. Y., May 2020, In : Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 63, 5, p. 1608-1617 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Auditory Roots of Literacy Skills

    Kraus, N. & White-Schwoch, T., Feb 1 2020, In : Hearing Journal. 73, 2, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Scopus citations

    Concussion Management: The Role for Audiology

    Kraus, N. & White-Schwoch, T., Apr 1 2020, In : Hearing Journal. 73, 4, p. 44-45 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

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    Distinct rhythmic abilities align with phonological awareness and rapid naming in school-age children

    Bonacina, S., Krizman, J. L., White-Schwoch, T., Nicol, T. & Kraus, N., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Cognitive Processing.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle