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.
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
Section Chief, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Dell Children's Medical Center. Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.
Mary Lowery is a Masters student in the Speech Language Pathology program and working on a project investigating speech and music perception.
Shun Kobayashi is a rotation student in the Institute for Neuroscience PhD program working jointly with Dr. Hamilton, Dr. Chandrasekaran (CSD), and Dr. Huth (Neuroscience/Computer Science) on a project looking at phonetic and semantic encoding of natural sounds using EEG.