DCP Team Member

Bastien Intartaglia

Bastien Intartaglia, PhD student


Phone number:
+33 4 91 38 46 33

I am a PhD student in DCP team since 2012.

My thesis project focused on plasiticy in the human auditory brainstem.
I use Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR) as an objective way to assess how long-term (music, langage) and short-term (attention) auditory experiences shape subcortical encoding of speech sounds.

I am also interested in developping ABR  for clinical purposes, as an fine and obective tool for clinicians to evaluate the functional integrity of the subcortical auditory system, to adjust hearing aids fitting and to track the functional recovery of the auditory function

Thesis projects

  • Effect of language expertise (in collaboration with N. Kraus): investigated how native language shapes brainstem processing of speech sounds by comparing ABR in American and French native speakers listening to syllables of both languages (Intartaglia et al., in review)
  • Effect of musical expertise: assessed whether musical experience improves subcortical encoding of non-native speech sounds by comparing ABR in expert musicians and non-musicians listening to native and non-native speech sounds
  • Effect of attention: studied the role of attention on subcortical processing of speech sounds by entraining attention with rhythmic tapping task and comparing ABR on high (on the beat) vs. low (off the beat) levels of attention


Other project (in collaboration with O. Macherey)

Improving the predictability of absolute thresholds in patients with cochlear implants by correlating different rates of stimulation parameters with electrophysiological (electric ABR) and psychophysical measurements


Ph.D. in Neurosciences, degree expected April 2016

M.Sc. in Cognitive Neurosciences, July 2012, with honors

B.Sc. in Life Sciences, July 2010, with honors