People

Director

Liberty Hamilton

Liberty Hamilton, Ph.D.

Dr. Hamilton completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Department of Neurosurgery. Her research interests include how speech sounds are represented in the auditory cortex and how these representations change during learning, development, and as a result of plasticity. To investigate this, she applies computational methods to intracranial electrophysiological recordings from patients undergoing surgical treatment for epilepsy. This work involves collaborations with clinicians and epileptologists at Austin's Dell Children's Hospital and through the UT Dell Medical School. Dr. Hamilton holds a joint appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School.

She is also affiliated with the UT Austin Institute for Neuroscience.

Collaborators

Dave Clarke, MD, MBBS

Department of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Bharath Chandrasekaran, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

UT Austin Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Maya Henry, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

UT Austin Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Edward Chang, MD

Department of Neurosurgery & Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco

Fred Perkins, MD

Dell Children's Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Mark Lee, MD, PhD

Dell Children's Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, & Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School

Nancy Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Pediatric Neuropsychology, Dell Children's Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Jeffrey Titus, PhD

Section Chief, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Dell Children's Medical Center. Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.

Paul Ferrari, PhD

MEG Research Director, Dell Children's Medical Center. Associate Research Professor, Department of Psychology, UT Austin

Graduate Students

Mary Lowery

Mary Lowery is a Masters student in the Speech Language Pathology program and working on a project investigating speech and music perception.