Audiology School of Life and Health Sciences Aston University Birmingham B4 7ETUK
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Sensory and Perceptual Systems Group
I previously worked with Professor Brian Roberts, also at Aston, studying normal human auditory perception, particularly looking at auditory grouping; how the auditory system processes mixtures of sounds and extracts auditory objects. Our experiments looked at the use of harmonicity as a cue for the simultaneous grouping of components, and segregation of sounds by onset time difference (asynchrony).
I use both psychophysical and computer modelling techniques to investigate these issues. I am also interested pitch perception and auditory models of human and non-human hearing.
EPSRC project entitled “Enhanced cochlear implant coding using stochastic beam forming”. (With Dr Rob Morse)
Research Fellow, Psychology, Aston University, 2005-2007Research Fellow, Psychology, University of Birmingham, 2003-2005. BBSRC project entitled “Brainstem mechanisms for the perceptual segregation and fusion of auditory objects”. (With Prof. Brian Roberts).
PhD (Psychology), University of Essex, 1999-2003. Thesis title: “Segregation of concurrent vowels: An auditory model” (With Prof Ray Meddis)
MSc (Cognitive Science), University of Manchester, 1998-9. Thesis title: “An information theoretic approach to auditory stream segregation” (With Dr Neil Todd)
BSc (Psychology), University of Leicester, 1990-1993
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