The purpose of my research is to gain control over experience-dependent representational plasticity in the cortical and subcortical auditory system.  By manipulating epigenetic control of gene expression during learning, I aim to induce strong and specific representational plasticity to promote adaptive sound-cued behavior.  I combine electrophysiological recordings of auditory evoked potentials with behavioral assessments of auditory long-term memory to derive predictive neural correlates of behavior.