Deafness and Neural Plasticity Lab

Velia Cardin's Lab. Brain, Deafness and Neural Plasticity Research.

Deafness and Neural Plasticity Lab

Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL), UCL


Welcome to the Deafness and Neural Plasticity Lab, run by Dr. Velia Cardin. We are interested in understanding how the human brain works, and what are the possibilities to enhance and change its function.

Our primary line of research is on human deafness. We want to understand how the brain reorganises in people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and how this impacts cognition and perception.

We hope that our work is of use not only to other scientists and academics, but specially to deaf people, their families and society in general.


Watch this BBC See Hear episode featuring work from our lab

Into music?

See this video, where Velia talks about the experience of music in deaf people, and the neuroscience behind this phenomenon. This was done in collaboration with Guerrilla Science UK for the Sencity Multisensory Event.

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