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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 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

    Long-term Follow-up of a Patient with Auditory Neuropathy and Normal Hearing Thresholds

    White-Schwoch, T., Anderson, S. & Kraus, N., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Performance on auditory, vestibular, and visual tests is stable across two seasons of youth tackle football

    White-Schwoch, T., Krizman, J., McCracken, K., Burgess, J. K., Thompson, E. C., Nicol, T., LaBella, C. R. & Kraus, N., Jan 28 2020, In : Brain Injury. 34, 2, p. 236-244 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Play Sports for a Quieter Brain: Evidence From Division I Collegiate Athletes

    Krizman, J., Lindley, T., Bonacina, S., Colegrove, D., White-Schwoch, T. & Kraus, N., Mar 1 2020, In : Sports Health. 12, 2, p. 154-158 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Athlete's Auditory World

    Kraus, N., Feb 1 2020, In : Hearing Journal. 73, 2, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial