Ahren Fitzroy studies auditory and language processing, with an emphasis on plasticity in the underlying neural circuits. He employs behavior, electrophysiology (EEG, ERP, ABR) and neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI) to track auditory learning as it shifts from transient changes in listening to durable changes in the brain. He is particularly interested in the overlap between music and speech processing, especially rhythmic perception. At Mount Holyoke, Fitzroy directs the BEATSlab and assists Mara Breen in the CAPSlab. He also maintains a position at UMass Amherst investigating effects of sleep on learning in the Somneuro Lab.