Computational Sensorimotor Systems Lab:


Jonathan Z. Simon: The Simon Group

 

Jonathan Simon, co-director of the CSSL research laboratory, works in several research areas:

Auditory Neural Computations and Representations

Magnetoencephalography and Cortical Physiology

Signal Processing in Biological Systems

Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience

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NEWS

Lab preprints now available at bioRxiv

  1. bioRxiv, a preprint server for the life sciences, makes it easy to distribute preprints in a way that allows easy citation and establishment of scientific priority. bioRxiv also recently teamed up with a number of journals to allow direct article submission (including the Journal of Neurophysiology, the Journal of Neuroscience, eLife, and PNAS). As a result, we’ve decided to incorporate the uploading of preprints into our standard, pre-submission pipeline, including utilizing public comments to improve article quality. Our first paper there was uploaded last week (and already revised!): Krishna Puvvada’s Cortical Representations of Speech in a Multi-talker Auditory Scene, bioRxiv doi:10.1101/124750.

11 April 2017


Jonathan Simon is co-editor of a new book, The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party, the latest volume in the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research series

  1. The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party is the 60th volume in the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research series, edited by John Middlebrooks, Jonathan Simon, Arthur Popper, and Richard Fay. It is available now in PDF form, and soon in hardcover. Simon also has a chapter in the volume, Human Auditory Neuroscience and the Cocktail Party Problem.

29 March 2017


Christian Brodbeck has two articles published, in NeuroImage and eNeuro

  1. Christian Brodbeck had two articles published just before the holidays, from his graduate work with Liina Pylkkänen: Language in context: MEG evidence for modality general and specific responses to reference resolution, in the SfN open access journal eNeuro, and Language in context: Characterizing the comprehension of referential expressions with MEG, in NeuroImage.

3 January 2017


Presacco et al. Journal of Neurophysiology article featured at NSF

  1. Alex Presacco’s article Evidence of Degraded Representation of Speech in Noise, in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex was featured in a new National Science Foundation video, part of its “NSF Science Now” series.

9 December 2016


Presacco et al. Journal of Neurophysiology article: The Podcast

  1. Alex Presacco’s article Evidence of Degraded Representation of Speech in Noise, in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex was discussed on the Journal of Neurophysiology’s podcast.

8 November 2016


Presacco et al. Journal of Neurophysiology article picked up by press again

  1. Alex Presacco’s article Evidence of Degraded Representation of Speech in Noise, in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex was picked up by a number of news outlets, including The Times, the Daily Mail, and the Express, and by other media sources including UMD Right Now, Fast Company, Science Daily, and Eureka Alert.

  2. Also, Jonathan Simon was interviewed live on BBC Radio 4 on the PM programme.

20 October 2016


Presacco et al. Journal of Neurophysiology article highlighted as one of the month’s “best of the best” in American Physiological Society’s APSselect

  1. Alex Presacco’s article Evidence of Degraded Representation of Speech in Noise, in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex was highlighted by the American Physiological Society’s APSselect program from all the society’s fourteen journals as one of nine “best of the best” articles of October 2016.  The article was picked up by a number of media sources, including UPIMSN Video, US News & World ReportScience DailyWebMDNeuroscience News, and the American Physiological Society.

12 October 2016


Jonathan Simon delivers three invited lectures in China

  1. Simon gave invited lectures at Peking University’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research (Beijing); NYU Shanghai and East China Normal University’s joint Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science (Shanghai); and Zhejiang University’s College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Sciences (Hangzhou). His slides are available on the lab’s Publications page.

29 September 2016


Another Presacco et al. article accepted by Journal of Neurophysiology

  1. Alex Presacco’s article Effect of Informational Content of Noise on Speech Representation in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex, a companion article to his most recently accepted article, was just accepted for publication at the Journal of Neurophysiology. Look for more details soon on the lab’s Publications page.

7 September 2016


Presacco et al. article accepted by Journal of Neurophysiology

  1. Alex Presacco’s article Evidence of Degraded Representation of Speech in Noise, in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex was just accepted for publication at the Journal of Neurophysiology. Look for more details soon on the lab’s Publications page.

12 August 2016