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Guangting Mai

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Guangting is a Research Fellow in translational hearing research based at NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre.

He was raised in China and obtained his first degree in materials physics at Sun Yat-sen University. He obtained his MSc in cognitive neuroscience and human neuroimaging at University of Sheffield (2014) and PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCL (2020). His other experience includes highly interdisciplinary training with a research assistantship at Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Electronic Engineering, 2010-2013), then an internship at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Institute of Linguistics, 2015) and a cross-disciplinary training scholarship at UCL Medical Physics and Biomed Engineering (2018-2019).

Expertise Summary

Guangting's expertise is using behavioural and neuroimaging methods, including psychoacoustics, electroencephalography (EEG), functional near infrared spectrospcopy (fNIRS) and brain stimulation (tDCS), to study auditory and speech perception in human participants with or without normal hearing. He specialises in experimentation, programming for signal processing and quantitative analyses of these techniques. He also specialises in programming skills for in-lab and online task-based experiments and hearing-specific coding skills such as acoustic vocoding for cochlear implant simulations.

Research Summary

Guangting's research focuses have been studying neural oscillations and phase-locked activities during speech perception in humans with normal and impaired hearing. His previous research training… read more

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Current Research

Guangting's research focuses have been studying neural oscillations and phase-locked activities during speech perception in humans with normal and impaired hearing. His previous research training also includes applying functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), a cochlear-implant(CI)-compatible optical functional neuroimaging technique at UCL Medical Physics and PALS. At Nottingham, his focus is to use fNIRS to study brain functions in CI recipients and in typical hearing controls. The aim is trying to provide objective measures for neural reorganisation and ultimately advance strategies for rehabilitation in CI patients.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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