Institutions: Concordia University, Psychology; McGill University, Otolaryngology
Research interests: Speech and communication disorders; Auditory prostheses and cochlear implants; Pitch; Cocktail-party environments and listening effort; Neuroplasticity; Children’s development
Dr. Deroche is a researcher in psychophysics studying normal or pathological hearing and the ensuing cognitive deficits across the lifespan. His work touches upon different fields spanning auditory masking, speech perception and production, emotion processing, sensorimotor integration, cognitive load and short-term memory, in listeners with impoverished hearing as well as other populations of interest (musicianship, stuttering, children in tonal/non-tonal languages). His experimental approach combines behavioral paradigms with neurophysiological techniques (EEG, fNIRS, pupillometry, tDCS, fMRI) often with voice PITCH as a central theme of investigations.