Dr. Zhou’s research (at ASU School of Speech and Hearing Science) investigates the mechanisms of neural functions underlying auditory perception. They are interested in how information about sound sources (e.g., who is talking? from where? who else is out there?) are processed by the neocortex and reflected in the electrical activity of neurons. They design and perform various listening tasks related to real life situations. Through this research, they hope to understand the neural basis of hearing, in particular, the tasks related to sound localization and sound identification in complex environments.