I studied Speech Therapy and received my PhD in Neurosciences in February 2020 under the supervision of Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda at the University of Salamanca (Spain).
The main topic of my research is ‘adaptation to noise’ or ‘temporal effects’, i.e., the better tone detection, amplitude modulation detection, or speech recognition when tones, syllables, or words are delayed from the noise onset than when they are presented near the noise onset. I investigate the physiological mechanisms that might explain this phenomenon. For that, I conduct psychoacoustic experiments as well as experiments with electroencephalography in normal hearing listeners, hearing impaired listeners, and cochlear implant users.
I was awarded with a Margaritas Salas grant from the Spanish government (March 2022-Feb. 2024) and I am currently a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Deborah Vickers (from Feb. 2022 to Feb. 2023).