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keywords Auditory Perception
keywords speech perception
overview My research has focused since 1986 on perceptual learning and attention and working memory. Our research uses a wide range of methods including behavioral paradigms for studying learning and sleep consolidation, attention limitations in learning and perception, and the role of working memory in perception. Our lab is equipped for high-density EEG measurements, fMRI data analysis (with access to a 3T scanner), auditory brainstem recordings, and a wide range of speech recording, editing, analysis, synthesis, and sound modification tools. We test individuals, and can carry out nap studies in-lab with polysomnography. We can collect and analyze peripheral physiological measurements (heart rate variability, respiration, etc.) and in collaboration with colleagues carry out genetic analyses. My graduate students and postdoctoral trainees have gone on to become tenured faculty members at a wide range of international research institutions including Michigan State, Purdue, University College London, University of Trento (Center for Mind/Brain Research), and Birkbeck College in London. My graduate students and trainees publish their research in the top scientific journals including Nature, Current Biology, Neuron, J. Neuroscience, PNAS, Learning & Memory, Cognition, and Psychological Science. My students are trained in the lab in basic behavioral research methods, on-line research methods, signal processing, advanced statistical analysis and modelling, human electrophysiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, comparative methods in communication (comparing humans and songbirds), sensory research methods, fMRI, and computational modeling. Students in my laboratory reported the first scientific evidence for sleep consolidation of generalized learning (Fenn et al., 2003, Nature), the first behavioral evidence for functional effects of sleep consolidation in songbirds (Brawn et al., 2010, J. Neuroscience), the first evidence that adults can learn perfect pitch and this learning depends on working memory capacity (Van Hedger et al., 2015, Cognition), and the first evidence of the fate of interfering material following sleep consolidation (Brawn et al.. 2013, Psychological Science). Students and trainees working with me develop new methods for research, develop broad and deep cognitive neuroscience skills and knowledge, and publish successfully their research going on to successful tenure track and tenured faculty research positions.
One or more keywords matched the following items that are connected to Nusbaum, Howard
Item TypeName
Concept Motion Perception
Concept Pitch Perception
Concept Visual Perception
Concept Speech Perception
Concept Perception
Concept Space Perception
Concept Social Perception
Academic Article Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds.
Academic Article Sleep-dependent consolidation of auditory discrimination learning in adult starlings.
Academic Article Simple stimuli, simple strategies.
Academic Article Auditory working memory predicts individual differences in absolute pitch learning.
Academic Article Music can elicit a visual motion aftereffect.
Academic Article In the eye of the beholder: individual differences in perceived social isolation predict regional brain activation to social stimuli.
Academic Article Brain networks subserving the extraction of sentence information and its encoding to memory.
Academic Article Neural bases of talker normalization.
Academic Article The effects of acoustic variability on absolute pitch categorization: Evidence of contextual tuning.
Academic Article Speech perception as an active cognitive process.
Academic Article Absolute pitch may not be so absolute.
Academic Article The role of personal experience in the neural processing of action-related language.
Academic Article Abstract coding of audiovisual speech: beyond sensory representation.
Academic Article Hemispheric involvement in the perception of syntactic prosody is dynamically dependent on task demands.
Academic Article Differential development of retroactive and proactive interference during post-learning wakefulness.
Academic Article Hearing sounds as words: Neural responses to environmental sounds in the context of fluent speech.
Academic Article Visual cortex entrains to sign language.
Academic Article The sound of motion in spoken language: visual information conveyed by acoustic properties of speech.
Academic Article On the neurobiological investigation of language understanding in context.
Academic Article Processing interactions between segmental and suprasegmental information in native speakers of English and Mandarin Chinese.
Academic Article Understanding environmental sounds in sentence context.
Academic Article What the [bleep]? Enhanced absolute pitch memory for a 1000Hz sine tone.
Academic Article Speech-associated gestures, Broca's area, and the human mirror system.
Academic Article Listening to talking faces: motor cortical activation during speech perception.
Academic Article Talker variability in audio-visual speech perception.
Academic Article A note by any other name: Intonation context rapidly changes absolute note judgments.
Academic Article Perceptual learning of synthetic speech produced by rule.
Academic Article When less is heard than meets the ear: change deafness in a telephone conversation.
Academic Article Possible mechanisms of duplex perception: "chirp" identification versus dichotic fusion.
Academic Article Contextual effects in vowel perception I: anchor-induced contrast effects.
Academic Article Individual differences in absolute pitch performance: Contributions of working memory, musical expertise, and tonal language background.
Academic Article Contextual effects in vowel perception II: evidence for two processing mechanisms.
Academic Article Task-dependent organization of brain regions active during rest.
Academic Article Selective attention and the acquisition of new phonetic categories.
Academic Article Auditory-motor expertise alters "speech selectivity" in professional musicians and actors.
Academic Article The role of "chirp" identification in duplex perception.
Academic Article Effects of speech rate and pitch contour on the perception of synthetic speech.
Academic Article Auditory and phonetic processes in place perception for stops.
Academic Article Hearing lips and seeing voices: how cortical areas supporting speech production mediate audiovisual speech perception.
Academic Article The role of second formant transitions in the stop-semivowel distinction.
Academic Article Acoustic differences, listener expectations, and the perceptual accommodation of talker variability.
Academic Article Effects of training on the acoustic phonetic representation of synthetic speech.
Academic Article Effects of intelligibility on working memory demand for speech perception.
Academic Article Of cricket chirps and car horns: The effect of nature sounds on cognitive performance.
Academic Article Repetition suppression for spoken sentences and the effect of task demands.
Academic Article Effects of training on attention to acoustic cues.
Academic Article Phonological priming in auditory word recognition.
Academic Article The Aesthetic Preference for Nature Sounds Depends on Sound Object Recognition.
Academic Article Cortical mechanisms of talker normalization in fluent sentences.
Academic Article Shaping perceptual learning of synthetic speech through feedback.
Academic Article Revisiting discrete versus continuous models of human behavior: The case of absolute pitch.
Academic Article Talker familiarity and the accommodation of talker variability.
Academic Article Individual differences in human frequency-following response predict pitch labeling ability.
Academic Article Going Beyond Rote Auditory Learning: Neural Patterns of Generalized Auditory Learning.
Academic Article Generalizing across tonal context, timbre, and octave in rapid absolute pitch training.
Academic Article Absolute pitch judgments of familiar melodies generalize across timbre and octave.
Academic Article Temporal Dynamics of Brain Activity Predicting Sense of Agency over Muscle Movements.
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