Dr. Taffeta Elliott

Taffeta Elliott, PhD

Assistant Professor

Psychology and Education


Research Areas

Complex vocal sounds are crucial for social interactions.  Neuroscience research in the Elliott lab focuses on how the auditory system makes sense of acoustic structure in vocal communication, in order to release responses and mediate behavior.  Using frogs as a model system, we combine approaches of neurophysiological recording and behavior.  Behavioral psychophysics projects in humans aim at understanding how perception integrates complex sound features to recognize speaker identity and meaning in speech, as well as timbre in musical instruments.