The Auditory Cortex Project

Brain damage is one of the most prevalent pathologies in the population worldwide and its sequels require rehabilitation to mitigate the limitations in their daily life activities. These therapies can improve the quality of life of affected people, although the chances of recovering lost skills are very low.

However, what happens when rehabilitation is not possible? This is the case with Cortical Deafness and Auditory Agnosias. So far, no data are known about their presence in the population, but what is certain is that solutions for their alteration in central auditory processing have not been addressed. This is due to the complexity of the study of central auditory processing, the few cases reported in the scientific literature and the problems of public funding for research.

Auditory Cortex was born out of the need to understand the problem of cerebral auditory processing in the above-mentioned pathologies and their possible solutions. At Auditory Cortex, the focus of the type of rehabilitation will be oriented towards a possible technological response. The world of technology is advancing very much and very quickly, especially in AI. In fact, we can already see the first models designed for people with motor disabilities which make up for their lost abilities and improve their quality of life.

AC is committed to deepening its understanding of the central auditory processing deficit in cortical deafness and auditory agnosias, and to seeking possible AI-based solutions.

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