Why Rats Are Ideal Subjects

Neuroscientist Tony Zador presents his cutting-edge research in auditory attention and explains why rats’ brains can be studied more precisely than those of humans.

How Do We Perceive Sound?

Neuroscientist Tony Zador explains how a sound wave is converted into neural signals that the brain can understand and speculates about the role of auditory attention in this process.

The Neuroscience of Cocktail Party Conversations

During a conversation at a cocktail party, you have to make one of two choices: actually listen to the person speaking to you, or nod your head in assent while you focus on a more interesting conversation.

Big Think Interview With Tony Zador

A conversation with the neuroscientist.