Task-related adaptive plasticity in auditory processing; neurobiology of auditory perception and memory.
Jonathan Fritz earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brown University in 1995. He has been an ISR research scientist since 2004, and an associate research scientist since 2009. He is also a researcher in the Section on Brain and Language at the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the Leibniz Institute's Department of Auditory Learning and Speech in Magdeburg, Germany. He also has previously worked as a research fellow in the Neural Systems Laboratory of ISR and was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Fritz's research in task-related adaptive plasticity in auditory processing currently focuses on behavioral physiology studies of the ferret primary and secondary auditory cortex. He also is interested in the neurobiology of auditory attention, learning and memory as well as auditory perception, including psychophysical studies in the ferret, perceptual and behavioral lesion studies in the monkey, and neurophysiological studies of ferret frontal cortex and its role in top-down control of auidtory processing.