MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
My PhD research has been focused on developing and validating a diagnostic tool called the Panoramic ECAP (PECAP) method that uses various electrophysiological measurements of neural responsiveness through cochlear implants (these are called Electrically-Evoked Compound Action-Potentials or ECAPs) to estimate patient-specific patterns of neural activation. This provides two estimates describing the interaction between a specific patient's cochlea and their implant: neural health and current spread. I have a particular interest in applied research, and as a result have emphasized the engineering aspects of this project to develop a tool that is clinically viable; in addition to validating the model's accuracy, I have developed a rapid procedure called 'SpeedCAP' that enables the PECAP model to be executed in under 10 minutes.
While my PhD research has been focused on applied cochlear implant research using objective measures, I am also interested in other areas of auditory neuroscience.
Cochlear Implant research platforms for direct stimulation and measuring objective measures such as Electrically-Evoked Compound Action-Potentials (ECAPs)
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Associated News Items
Garcia C, Goehring T, Cosentino S, Turner RE, Deeks JM, Brochier T, Rughooputh T, Bance M, Carlyon RP (2021), “The Panoramic ECAP Method: estimating patient-specific patterns of current spread and neural health in cochlear implant users” JARO 22(5): 567-589 PDF
Garcia C, Deeks JM, Goehring T, Borsetto D, Bance M, Carlyon RP (in submission), “SpeedCAP: An Efficient Method for Estimating Neural Activation Patterns Using Electrically-Evoked Compound Action-Potentials in Cochlear Implant Users” PsyArxiv 10.31234/osf.io/vd6kq PDF
Brochier T, Guerit F, Deeks JM, Garcia C, Bance M, Carlyon RP (2020), “Evaluating and comparing behavioural and electrophysiological estimates of neural health in cochlear implant users” JARO 22(1): 67-80 PDF