Josh H. McDermott
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
46-4065
Cambridge MA 02139

617-253-7437
jhm - at - mit - dot - edu

Education and Work Experience

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013-onwards. Assistant Professor
, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Oxford University
2012. Visiting Researcher,
Auditory Neurocience Lab, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.

New York University
2009-2012. Research Associate,
Center for Neural Science & Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Advised by Eero Simoncelli.

University of Minnesota
2007-2008. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology. Advised by Andrew Oxenham.

Nature Neuroscience
2006. Assistant Editor.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2001-2006. PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Advised by Edward Adelson.

Nature Neuroscience
2001. Assistant Editor.

University College London
1998-2000. MPhil in Computational Neuroscience. Advised by Geoff Hinton.

Harvard University
1994-1998. B.A. in Brain and Cognitive Science, summa cum laude. Advised by Nancy Kanwisher.

H-B Woodlawn Alternative Program, Arlington,VA
1991-1994.

Awards and Honors

2017 - APAN Young Investigator Award
2015 - NSF CAREER Award
2015 - Fred & Carole Middleton Career Development Professorship
2014 - BCS Award For Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
2012 - McDonnell Scholar Award
2011 - Wellcome-Beit Prize (declined)
2011 - Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship (declined)
2008 - University of Minnesota Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award
2005 - Walle Nauta Award for Continued Dedication to Teaching
2004 - Walle Nauta Award for Continued Dedication to Teaching
2003 - Walle Nauta Award for Continued Dedication to Teaching
2002 - Angus McDonald Award for Undergraduate Teaching
2000 - NDSEG Graduate Fellowship
1998 - Marshall Scholarship
1998 - McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience
1998 - HHMI Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (declined)
1998 - NSF Graduate Fellowship (declined)
1998 - Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Harvard
1997 - Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard
1997 - Barry Goldwater Science Scholarship
1995 - McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience
1995 - Detur Book Prize

Research Interests

Papers

* denotes equal contribution

Mlynarski, W., McDermott, J.H. (2017) Learning mid-level auditory codes from natural sound statistics. Neural Computation, in press. download pdf

Zhang, Z., Wu, J., Li, Q., Huang, Z., Traer, J., McDermott, J.H., Tenenbaum, J.B., Freeman, W.T. (2016) Generative modeling of audible shapes for object perception. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. download pdf

Woods, K.J.P., Siegel, M., Traer, J., McDermott, J.H. (2017) Headphone screening to facilitate web-based auditory experiments. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 2064-2072. download pdf

Jacoby, N., McDermott, J.H. (2017) Integer ratio priors on musical rhythm revealed cross-culturally by iterated reproduction. Current Biology, in press. download pdf

Traer, J., McDermott, J.H. (2016) Statistics of natural reverberation enable perceptual separation of sound and space. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, E7856-E7865. download pdf

Owens, A., Wu, J., McDermott, J.H., Freeman, W.T., Torralba, A. (2016) Ambient sound provides supervision for visual learning. In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Computer Vision. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Schultz, A.F., Unduragga, E.A., Godoy, R.A. (2016) Indifference to dissonance in native Amazonians reveals cultural variation in music perception. Nature, 535, 547–550. download pdf

Owens, A., Isola, P., McDermott, J.H., Torralba, A., Adelson, E.H., Freeman, W.T. (2016) Visually indicated sounds. In Proceedings of the 29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. download pdf

Norman-Haignere,S., Albouy, P., Caclin, A., McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N.G., Tillmann, B. (2016) Pitch-Responsive Cortical Regions in Congenital Amusia.  Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 2986-2994. download pdf

Norman-Haignere, S., McDermott, J.H. (2016) Distortion Products in Auditory fMRI Research: Measurements and Solutions. Neuroimage, 129, 401-413. download pdf

Norman-Haignere, S., *Kanwisher, N.G., *McDermott, J.H. (2015) Distinct cortical pathways for music and speech revealed by hypothesis-free voxel decomposition. Neuron, 88, 1281-1296. download pdf

Masutomi, K., Barascud, N., Kashino, M., *McDermott, J.H. *Chait, M. (2015) Sound segregation via embedded repetition is robust to inattention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 386-400. download pdf

Woods, K.J.P., McDermott, J.H. (2015) Attentive tracking of sound sources. Current Biology, 25, 2238-2246. download pdf

*Overath, T., *McDermott, J.H., Zarate, J.M., Poeppel, D. (2015) The cortical analysis of speech-specific temporal structure revealed by responses to sound quilts. Nature Neuroscience, 18, 903-911. download pdf

McDermott, J.H. (2014) Harmonicity. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (ed. by W. F. Thompson). Sage.

McDermott, J.H. (2014) Consonance and Dissonance. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (ed. by W. F. Thompson). Sage.

Norman-Haignere, S., Kanwisher, N., McDermott, J.H. (2013) Cortical pitch regions in humans respond primarily to resolved harmonics and are located in specific tonotopic regions of anterior auditory cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 19451-19469. download pdf

McDermott, J.H. (2013) Audition. In The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience (ed. by Ochsner and Kosslyn). Oxford University Press.

McDermott, J.H., Schemitsch, M., Simoncelli, E.P. (2013) Summary statistics in auditory perception. Nature Neuroscience, 16, 493-498. download pdf

Fedorenko, E., McDermott, J.H., Norman-Haignere, S.V., Kanwisher, N.G. (2012) Sensitivity to musical structure in the human brain. Journal of Neurophysiology, 108, 3289-3300. download pdf

Cousineau, M., McDermott, J.H., Peretz, I. (2012) The basis of musical consonance as revealed by congenital amusia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 19858-19863. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Ellis, D.W.P., Kawahara, H. (2012) Inharmonic speech: A tool for the study of speech perception and separation. Proc. SAPA-SCALE, Portland, September 2012. download pdf

Schwartz, A., McDermott, J.H., Shinn-Cunningham, B. (2012) Spatial cues alone produce inaccurate sound segregation: The effect of interaural time differences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, 357-368. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Simoncelli, E.P. (2011) Sound texture perception via statistics of the auditory periphery: Evidence from sound synthesis. Neuron, 71, 926-940. download pdf

McDermott, J.H. (2011) Auditory preferences and aesthetics: Music, voices, and everyday sounds. In The Neuroscience of Preference and Choice (ed. by Sharot and Dolan). Elsevier. download pdf

Ellis, D., Zheng, X., McDermott, J. (2011) Classifying soundtracks with audio texture features. Proc. IEEE ICASSP, 5880-5883, Prague, May 2011.

McDermott, J.H., Wrobleski, D., Oxenham, A.J. (2011) Recovering sound sources from embedded repetition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 1188-1193. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Keebler, M.V., Micheyl, C., Oxenham, A.J. (2010) Musical intervals and relative pitch: Frequency resolution, not interval resolution, is special. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, 1943-1951. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Lehr, A.J., Oxenham, A.J. (2010) Individual differences reveal the basis of consonance. Current Biology, 20, 1035-1041. download pdf   download additional Supplementary Information

McDermott, J.H. (2009) The cocktail party problem. Current Biology, 19, R1024-R1027. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Oxenham, A.J., Simoncelli, E. (2009) Sound texture synthesis via filter statistics. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, Mohonk NY. download pdf

McDermott, J.H. (2009) What can experiments reveal about the origins of music? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 164-168. download pdf

Micheyl, C., McDermott, J.H. Oxenham, A.J. (2009) Sensory noise explains auditory frequency discrimination learning induced by training with identical stimuli. Perception & Psychophysics, 71, 5-7. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Oxenham, A.J. (2008) Music perception, pitch, and the auditory system. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 18, 452-463. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Lehr, A.J., Oxenham, A.J. (2008) Is relative pitch specific to pitch? Psychological Science, 19 (12), 1263-1271. download pdf

McDermott, J.H., Oxenham, A.J. (2008). Spectral completion of partially masked sounds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105 (15), 5939-5944. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0711291105. download pdf

McDermott, J., Hauser, M.D. (2007). Nonhuman primates prefer slow tempos but dislike music overall. Cognition, 104, 654-668. download pdf

McDermott, J., Hauser, M.D. (2005). The origins of music: Innateness, uniqueness, and evolution. Music Perception, 23, 29-59. download pdf

McDermott, J. (2004). Psychophysics with junctions in real images. Perception, 33: 1101-1127. download pdf

McDermott, J., Adelson, E.H. (2004). Motion perception and mid-level vision. In The Cognitive Neurosciences, 3rd edition (ed. by Gazzaniga). MIT Press. download pdf

McDermott, J., Adelson, E. H. (2004). The geometry of the occluding contour and its effect on motion interpretation. Journal of Vision, 4(10), 944-954, http://journalofvision.org/4/10/9/, doi:10.1167/4.10.9. download pdf

McDermott, J., Adelson, E. H. (2004). Junctions and cost functions in motion interpretation. Journal of Vision, 4(7), 552-563, http://journalofvision.org/4/7/3/ , doi:10.1167/4.7.3. download pdf

McDermott, J., Hauser, M.D. (2004). Are consonant intervals music to their ears? Spontaneous acoustic preferences in a nonhuman primate. Cognition, 94, B11-B21. download pdf 

Hauser, M.D., McDermott, J. (2003). The evolution of the music faculty: a comparative perspective. Nature Neuroscience, 6: 663-668. download pdf

Mazer, J. A., Vinje, W. E., McDermott, J., Schiller, P. H., Gallant, J. L. (2002). Spatial frequency and orientation tuning dynamics in area V1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99 1645-1650. download pdf

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (2001). Beyond junctions: Nonlocal form contraints on motion interpretation. Perception, 30: 905-923. download pdf

Kanwisher, N., McDermott, J., Chun, M. (1997). The Fusiform Face Area: A Module in Human Extrastriate Cortex Specialized for the Perception of Faces. Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 4302-4311. download pdf

Kanwisher, N., Chun, M., McDermott, J., Ledden, P. (1996). Functional Imaging of Human Visual Recognition. Cognitive Brain Research. 5: 55-67.

Commentaries and Book Reviews

McDermott, J.H. (2009). Why are we annoyed by the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard? Scientific American Mind, September 2009. 

McDermott, J.H. (2008). The evolution of music. Nature, 453, 287-288. download pdf

McDermott, J.H. (2008). Review of "Music, Language, and the Brain" by A.D. Patel, Oxford University Press. Nature Neuroscience, 11, 377. download pdf

McDermott, J.H. (2008). Meeting Report - Fourth Meeting of Neurosciences and Music, Montreal, 2008. Empirical Musicology Review, 3, 3, 173-174. 

McDermott, J., Hauser, M.D. (2006). Thoughts on an empirical approach to the evolutionary origins of music. Music Perception, 24, 111-116. download pdf

McDermott, J. (2002) Review of "Probabilistic models of the brain" (Eds. R. Rao, B Olshausen, and M. Lewicki), MIT Press. Nature Neuroscience, 5, 829.

Community Service

Ad Hoc Reviewing
AP&P, Cerebral Cortex, Cognition, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Cognitive Science, Current Biology, ICASSP, ICMPC, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, JASA, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Vision, Music Perception, National Science Foundation, Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Neuron, Neuropsychologia, NIPS, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Biology, PNAS, Psychological Science, Quarterly Journal of Psychology, Science, Trends in Cognitive Science

Meeting Organization
Symposium on The Functional Organization of Human Auditory Cortex (co-organized with Sam Norman-Haignere), ARO 2015 annual meeting, Baltimore 2015

Workshop on Computational Audition (co-organized with Barb Shinn-Cunningham and Dan Ellis), Boston, June 2013

Symposium on Real-World Hearing (co-organized with Xiaoqin Wang), ARO 2012 annual meeting, San Diego, February 2012

Workshop on Computational Audition (scientific committee), Oldenberg, Germany, October 2011

Special Session on Innovative Representations of Audio (co-organized with Malcolm Slaney), ICASSP 2011, Prague, May 2011

Workshop on Computational Audition (co-organized with Maneesh Sahani), at Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, London, May 2010

Teaching

9.295/SHBT205, Neural Coding and Perception of Sound, Spring 2017
Organized course with D. Polley. Lectured on human auditory cortex, pitch, and auditory scene analysis.

9.35, Perceptual Systems, Spring 2014-2017
The senses, taught from the perspectives of psychophysics, neuroscience, and computation.

9.295/SHBT205, Neural Coding and Perception of Sound, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016
Co-taught course with other SHBT faculty. Lectured on pitch and auditory scene analysis.

9.35, Sensation and Perception, Spring 2006
Co-taught course with E. Adelson. Lectured on early and mid-level vision, attention, audition.
9.35, Sensation and Perception, Spring 2005
Co-taught course with E. Adelson and R. Rosenholtz. Lectured on early and mid-level vision, attention, audition.
9.35, Sensation and Perception, Spring 2004
Co-taught course with E. Adelson. Lectured on early and mid-level vision, attention, audition, touch.
9.35, Sensation and Perception, Spring 2003
Co-taught course with E. Adelson and B. Anderson. Lectured on early and mid-level vision, attention, audition.
9.35, Sensation and Perception, Spring 2002
TA'd and gave lectures on audition.

Invited Talks

2016
UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology
Starkey Hearing Research Center
University of Maryland, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Seminar
Speech and Audio in the Northeast Annual Meeting, MIT
Japan Neuroscience Society, Yokohama, Japan
NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Atsugi, Japan
Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines Workshop on Intelligence, Sestre Levante, Italy
Google Music, Art & Machine Intelligence Workshop, San Francisco
Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines Retreat, MIT
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London

2015
Yale University, Department of Psychology
Harvard University, Department of Psychology
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Communications Sciences Research Center
Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines Summer School, Woods Hole
National Science Foundation Workshop on Speech Technology
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cognitive Science


2014
Science Cafe at Middlesex Lounge, Cambridge, Massachusetts
University of Chicago, Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series
Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting, Washington DC
ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
CAST Symposium on Seeing, Sounding, Sensing, MIT
Cognitive Theory and the Arts Seminar Series, Harvard University
Gordon Conference on The Auditory System, Bates College, Maine
Center for Hearing Research, UC Irvine
Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ohio State University

2013
Workshop on Signal and Noise along the Auditory Pathway, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
Microsoft Research, Cambridge MA
Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting, San Diego
Audio Engineering Society Annual Meeting, New York
Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
Hearing Research Center, Boston University
Lincoln Laboratory, MIT
Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Center for Brain Sciences, Harvard
Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting, Baltimore
Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology, Harvard Medical School

2012
Speech and Audio in the Northeast, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA
International Society for Music Information Retrieval, Porto
Schlumberger Workshop on Mathematical Models of Sound Analysis, Paris
Department of Psychology, UCSD
Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting, San Diego

2011
Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, London
Computational Auditory Scene Analysis Workshop, DAFX, IRCAM, Paris
Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences, UCL, London
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Prague

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Psychology Department, Princeton University
Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting, Baltimore
Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS), Montreal
Psychology Department, New York University
CCRMA Hearing Seminar, Stanford University
Department of Psychology, Stanford University

Departement d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

2010
Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
Psychology Department, Goldsmiths University of London
Computational Audition Workshop, Gatsby Unit, UCL, London
Acoustical Society of America, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland
Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California

Center for Neural Science, NYU
Music Department, Hebrew University
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute

2009
Computer Science Department, Hebrew University
Music Technology Group, NYU
Hearing Research Group, Johns Hopkins University
Hearing Research Center, Boston University
Psychology Department, NYU
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Philoctes Center, New York (invited panelist) listen to the recording
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2008
Music Department, University of Minnesota
Cafe Scientifique, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gordon Conference on Sensory Coding and the Natural Environment, Lucca, Italy
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London

2007
McMaster Insitute for Music and Mind Annual Workshop, Hamilton, Ontario
Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Long Beach
International Workshop on the Biology and Genetics of Music, Bologna, Italy
2006
University of Minnesota Psychology Department
UC Berkeley Psychology Department
Knight Journalism Fellows, MIT
Stanford Psychology Department
Music and Mind Symposium, Harvard
Sconfinata Mente, Rome, Italy
2005
MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cog Lunch
Neurosciences and Music Conference, Leipzig, Germany
2003
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, Lake Tahoe
2002
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Sarasota
MGH NMR Center, Brain Mapping Seminar
2001
Stanford Psychology Department
Harvard Vision Sciences Seminar
MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cog Lunch
European Conference on Visual Perception, Kusadasi, Turkey
2000
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale
1999
NYU Center for Neural Science
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale
1998
European Conference on Visual Perception, Oxford, UK
Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale
Harvard Psychology Department Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Proseminar
1997
Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale
Harvard Psychology Department Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Proseminar

Conference Abstracts

Norman-Haignere, S.V., Kanwisher, N.G., McDermott, J.H., Conway, B. (2014). Comparing cortical pitch responses in humans and monkeys. Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting.

Fedorenko, E., McDermott, J.H., Varley, R. (2014). The language system is not required for processing musical structure. Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V. McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N.G. (2014). Responses to natural sounds reveal the functional organization of human auditory cortex. Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V. McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N.G. (2014). Responses to natural sounds reveal the functional organization of human auditory cortex. Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V. McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N.G. (2014). Data-driven clustering analysis reveals pitch and speech selectivity as dominant organizing dimensions of human auditory cortex. COSYNE.

McDermott, J.H. (2014). The role of harmonic spectral structure in speech segregation. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Traer, J.A., McDermott, J.H. (2014). The perception of reverberation is constrained by environmental statistics. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Thorson, D., McDermott, J.H., David, S.V. (2014). Streaming of repeated embedded noise in ferret primary auditory cortex.
Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V. McDermott, J.H. (2014). Human pitch perception in real-world conditions is spectral pattern recognition, not periodicity detection. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Woods, K, McDermott, J.H. (2014). Attentive tracking of sound sources. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Walker, K.M.M., McDermott, J.H., Kang, J., King, A. (2014). Ferret pitch perception is dominated by temporal cues, unlike that of humans. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V., Kanwisher, N.G., McDermott, J.H. (2013). The effects of distortion in auditory fMRI research: Measurements and solutions. Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology, Satellite Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V. McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N.G. (2013). The functional organization of human non-primary auditory cortex. Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H. (2013). Natural sound statistics and auditory scene analysis. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Schemitsch, M., Kawahara, H., Ellis, D. (2013). Harmonicity and spectral sparsity in speech segregation. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V., Kanwisher, N., McDermott, J.H. (2013). Cortical pitch regions respond primarily to resolved harmonics once distortion products are masked. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Masutomi, K., Barascud, N., Overath, T., Kashino, M., McDermott, J.H., Chait, M. (2013). Recovering sound sources from embedded repetition and directed attention: Effect of spectral information on sound segregation. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V., McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N. (2012). Regions in human anterior auditory cortex exhibits pitch-selective responses across a wide range of natural and synthetic sounds. 4th International Conference on Auditory Cortex.

Overath, T., McDermott, J.H., Zarate, J.M., Poeppel, D. (2012). Sensitivity to speech-specific temporal structure in the human auditory system. 4th International Conference on Auditory Cortex.

Unrau, A., McDermott, J.H., Trainor, L. (2012). What makes nice sounds sound nice? Examining consonance, harmonicity and beating preferences in 6-month-old infants. International Conference on Infant Studies.

Fedorenko, E., McDermott, J.H., Norman-Haignere, S., Kanwisher, N. (2012). Brain regions sensitive to structure in language vs. music are largely non-overlapping in the human brain. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.

McDermott, J.H., Simoncelli, E.P. (2012). Evidence for time-averaged summary statistics in auditory perception. International Symposium on Hearing, St. John's College, Cambridge, UK.

McDermott, J.H. (2012). Understanding real-world hearing with sound analysis and synthesis. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Simoncelli, E.P. (2012). Evidence for time-averaged statistics in sound texture perception. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Masutomi, K., Overath, T., Kashino, M., McDermott, J.H., Chait, M. (2012). Does recovering sound sources from embedded repetition require directed attention? Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Overath, T., McDermott, J.H., Zarate, J.M., Poeppel, D. (2012). Sensitivity to temporal structure in the human auditory system. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V., McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N. (2012). A region in human auditory cortex exhibits pitch-selective responses across a wide range of natural and synthetic sounds. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Cousineau, M., McDermott, J.H., Peretz, I. (2012). Congenital amusia produces abnormal perception of dissonance despite normal perception of beating: New evidence for the role of harmonicity in consonance perception. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Simoncelli, E.P. (2012). Summary statistics in auditory perception. COSYNE.

Fedorenko, E., McDermott, J.H., Norman-Haignere, S., Kanwisher, N. (2011). Structural processes for music and language are largely non-overlapping in the human brain. Neurobiology of Language Conference.

Overath, T., McDermott, J.H., Zarate, J.M., Poeppel, D. (2011). Sensitivity to temporal structure in the human auditory system. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V., McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N. (2011). Regions of auditory cortex exhibit pitch-selective responses across a wide variety of sounds. Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology, Satellite Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Norman-Haignere, S.V., McDermott, J.H., Fedorenko, E., Kanwisher, N. (2011). Cortical regions specialized for music. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Cousineau, M., McDermott, J.H., Peretz, I. (2011). Abnormal perception of dissonance in congenital amusia. Neurosciences and Music IV.

Unrau, A., McDermott, J.H., Trainor, L. (2011). Consonance perception in infants: The importance of harmonicity. Neurosciences and Music IV.

Norman-Haignere, S.V., McDermott, J.H., Fedorenko, E., Kanwisher, N. (2011). Cortical regions specialized for music. Society for Music Perception and Cognition Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., 
Simoncelli, E.P. (2011). Sound texture perception via statistics of peripheral auditory representations. COSYNE.

McDermott, J.H., Ellis, D.P.W., Simoncelli, E.P. (2011). Empirical derivation of acoustic grouping cues from natural sound statistics. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Simoncelli, E.P. (2011). Sound texture perception via statistics of peripheral auditory representations. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Bergevin, C., McDermott, J.H., Roy, S., Li, F., Shera, C., Wang, X. (2011). Stimulus-frequency otoacoustic emissions as a probe of cochlear tuning in the common marmoset. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Oxenham, A.J., Simoncelli, E.P. (2010). Sound texture perception via synthesis. COSYNE.

McDermott, J.H., Wrobleski, D.M., Oxenham, A.J. (2010). Recovering sound sources from acoustic invariance. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

Schwartz, A., McDermott, J.H., Shinn-Cunningham, B. (2010). Influences of interaural time differences in grouping ambiguous auditory scenes. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Lehr, A.J., Oxenham, A.J. (2010). Exploring the acoustic basis of consonance using individual differences. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Oxenham, A.J., Simoncelli, E.P. (2009). Sound texture perception via synthesis. Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology, Satellite Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Lehr, A.J., Oxenham, A.J. (2009). Exploring consonance using individual differences. Acoustical Society of America, Spring Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Keebler, M.V., Micheyl, C., Oxenham, A.J. (2009). Is pitch interval perception special? Acoustical Society of America, Spring Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Oxenham, A.J. (2009). Learning sources from mixtures. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J.H., Lehr, A.J., Oxenham, A.J. (2008). Is relative pitch specific to pitch? The Neurosciences and Music - III.

McDermott, J.H., Simoncelli, E., Oxenham, A. (2008). Sound texture perception via synthesis. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J., Oxenham, A. (2007). Spectral completion of partially masked sounds. Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting.

McDermott, J., Oxenham, A. (2007). Mechanisms of melody recognition. Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J. (2007). Probing the evolutionary origins of music perception . International Workshop on the Biology and Genetics of Music.

McDermott, J. (2005). Probing the evolutionary origins of music perception. 2005 Neurosciences and Music Meeting.

McDermott, J., Adelson, E.H. (2003). Genericity and junctions in motion interpretation. 2003 Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.

McDermott, J. (2002). Psychophysics of junctions in real images. 2002 Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, p. 50.

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (2001). Genericity, not junctions: Insights from occluded crosses. 2001 European Conference on Visual Perception, Perception (supp), 30, p. 98.

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (2000). The computation of occlusion for motion perception. Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, 2000, Inv. Opth. and Vis. Sci. (supp), 41, p. S544.

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (1999). The computation of occlusion for motion perception. 1999 European Conference on Visual Perception, Perception (supp), 28, p. 80.

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (1999). Amodal completion and depth segregation in motion integration. Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, 1999, Inv. Opth. and Vis. Sci. (supp), 40, p. S390.

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (1998). What makes a good T-junction?. 1998 European Conference on Visual Perception, Perception (supp), 27, p. 40.

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (1998). Two modes of interaction in the analysis of motion and occlusion. Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, 1998, Inv. Opth. and Vis. Sci. (supp), 39, p. S462.

McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., Adelson, E.H. (1997). Surface perception and motion integration. Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, 1997, Inv. Opth. and Vis. Sci. (supp), 38, p. S237.

McDermott, J. (1996). Sleep induced changes in auditory processing: An fMRI study. 3rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

McDermott, J. (1996) Speech processing in non-REM sleep. Tucson II: Towards a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ.

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