Di Liberto-Lab for Auditory Cognitive Informatics

Our lab's interest centers on understanding the neural foundation of human communication. We develop neural data analysis methodologies based on machine learning and signal processing. Then, we apply those methodologies on neurophysiology brain data to better understand auditory communication and other aspects of human cognition. Those findings are then used to derive objective measurements of cognition, allowing us to conduct applied research on the causes, impact, and potential solutions of cognitive and communication deficits (e.g., hearing impairment, cognitive decline).

Giovanni Di Liberto, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor in Intelligent Systems
School of Computer Science and Statistics
ADAPT Centre. Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN)
The University of Dublin, Trinity College

Full list of publications (Google Scholar)
Research Gate
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Recent papers

New paper: "Emergence of the cortical encoding of phonetic features in the first year of life".

New preprint: "Cortical over-representation of phonetic onsets of ignored speech in hearing impaired individuals".

New paper: "The Impact of Temporal Synchronisation Imprecision on TRF Analyses".

New editorial: "Neural Tracking: Closing the gap between neurophysiology and translational medicine".

New paper: "Accurate Decoding of Imagined and Heard Melodies" in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Aug 2021

"The Music of Silence. Part I and Part II" in J. Neuroscience! Featured by SfN, TCD, Inverse, and The Sunday Times (15/8/21, page 3).

New paper: "Neural representation of linguistic feature hierarchy reflects second-language proficiency" in Neuroimage.

New paper on the cortical encoding of melodic expectations in eLife. See a short non-tecnical description here (in French).

Selected News

Feb 2024

Sara wins a best presentation award at the IEEE-TCD thesis-in-three competition!

Dec 2023

ADAPT awarded Giovanni with the best researcher award 2023!

Dec 2023

Larry Mantle interviewed Giovanni live on AirTalk (NPR) about our recent Nature Communications paper.

Oct 2023

Asena joins the team with a PhD project supported by the SFI centre d-REAL

Sept 2023

John was awarded an IRC postgraduate scholarship to join the team with a project on the neurophysiology of music!

Mar 2023

Martin joins the team with a PhD project supported by the ADAPT Centre/SFI

Feb 2023

Fun discussion with Andrea Patane on ADAPT radio

Dec 2022

Giovanni receives a special research commendation from the Irish Research Council

Sept 2022

Emily joins the team with a PhD project supported by d-real/SFI

Sept 2022

We were awarded an IRC Ulysses Award for a new collaboration with Prof. Yves Boubenec

May 2022

The CNSP Workshop 2022 was a success! Check out the recordings and tutorials here

Apr 2022

We were awarded a research grant from the William Demant Foundation to investigate auditory perception in hearing impaired individuals!

Jul 2020

We have been awarded a Dunhill Medical Trust grant for the project MusiCare (PI: Fabia Franco)! Check out this article for more details

Mar 2020

I am on the front page of the website of the DEC at ENS.

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