Nina Kraus

Nina Kraus investigates the neurobiology underlying speech and music perception and learning-associated brain plasticity. She studies normal listeners throughout the lifespan, clinical populations (poor-readers; autism; hearing loss), auditory experts (musicians, bilinguals) and an animal model. In addition to being a pioneering thinker who bridges multiple disciplines (aging, development, lieteracy, music, and learning), Dr. Kraus is a technological innovator who roots her research in translational science.

Lab Affiliations

Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Director


PhDNorthwestern University
BASwarthmore College


Full list of publications

Recent Awards and Honors

Keynote addresses and invited talks

Recent News Stories

In the News

Recent Grants and Funding

More than 20 years of federal funding.


CSD 310Biological Foundations of Speech and Music
CSD 425Electrophysiology of the Human Auditory System
CSD 525Seminar: Topics in Central Auditory Neuroscience


Nina Kraus

Professor of Neurobiology & Physiology, Otolaryngology; Hugh Knowles Chair


Communication Sciences and Disorders


Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive, Room 2-346
Evanston, IL 60208-2952



Graduate Programs:

Communication Sciences and Disorders; Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program