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Mounya Elhilali hopes her studies will lead to better communication between humans and machines.

Photo of researcher and a colleague in a sound booth using a computer to record sound

Mounya Elhilali conducts behavioral experiments on how listeners perceive sounds in various acoustic environments.

Credit: Will Kirk, Homewood Imaging and Photographic Services; Johns Hopkins University

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