Melissa Caras, PhD
Sanes Lab – Center for Neural Science
New York University
Melissa Caras is a postdoctoral associate in the Sanes Lab at the Center for Neural Science, NYU. Her research examines how auditory perception changes as a function of experience, and explores the neural mechanisms that support this plasticity. She has investigated this topic using several paradigms, including the effects of hormonal fluctuations and the consequences of developmental hearing loss. Currently, she uses cutting-edge methodologies to explore the neural mechanisms of auditory perceptual learning.