Sensory Neuroscience Research and Enterprise Group

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Illustration for Sensory Neuroscience Research and Enterprise GroupThe research field of current members of the Sensory Neuroscience Research Group is centred on the mammalian (including human) auditory system and comparative aspects of hearing.

We conduct basic research on hearing. Our approach provides essential insight into the normal workings of the cochlea and the basis for understanding and devising treatments for hearing loss which affects over 11 million people in the UK– one out of every six people.

Knowledge gained from our multidisciplinary research on the normal function and bases of hearing loss of the mammalian hearing organ has provided ways and means to discover a role of acoustic communication in sexual and species recognition of mosquitos. 

Our extensive worldwide network of collaborators helps to undertake multidisciplinary approach to problems of hearing and hearing restoration.

Our research themes are: Physiology and biophysics of the mammalian cochlea with focus on cochlear micromechanics and generation of optoacoustic emissions; Hearing impairment as a consequence of genetic mutation, noise and age-related hearing loss; Development of new types of hearing aid and new ways of drug delivery into the cochlea; Acoustic behaviour and hearing mechanisms in mosquitoes.

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Cochlea Medicine & Life Sciences
Inner Auditory Hair Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Gap Junctions Medicine & Life Sciences
Inner Ear Medicine & Life Sciences
Outer Auditory Hair Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Salicylates Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences
Basilar Membrane Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2017 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Drug diffusion along an intact mammalian cochlea

Sadreev, I. I., Burwood, G. W. S., Flaherty, S. M., Kim, J., Russell, I. J., Abdullin, T. I. & Lukashkin, A. N., 26 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 13, 161.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Cochlea
Salicylates
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Perilymph
Membranes

Masking of an auditory behaviour reveals how male mosquitoes use distortion to detect females

Simoes, P., Ingham, R., Gibson, G. & Russell, I., 24 Jan 2018, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285, 1871

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Culicidae
flight
antennae
vibration
acoustics

Roles for gap-junctions in cochlear amplification and micromechanics exposed by a conexin 30 mutation

Lukashkina, V. A., Levic, S., Strenzke, N., Lukashkin, A. N. & Russell, I. J., 31 May 2018, To the Ear and Back Again - Advances in Auditory Biophysics: Proceedings of the 13th Mechanics of Hearing Workshop. American Institute of Physics Inc., Vol. 1965. 100001. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1965, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
micromechanics
mutations
mice
hair
hearing

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Patricio Simoes (Reviewer)
15 Nov 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Parasites & Vectors (Journal)

Patricio Simoes (Reviewer)
3 Oct 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review