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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience



My research searches for neurophysiological correlates of the cues necessary for the segregation and fusion of auditory objects. This work is carried out in close collaboration with psychophysicists and computer modellers with the long term aim of producing a multi-channel, physiologically based model to explain auditory perception in terms of neural information processing.


Key publications: 

Pressnitzer D, Sayles M, Micheyl C, Winter IM, (2008), Perceptual organization of sound begins in the auditory periphery, Curr Biol, 18(15):1124-8

Sayles M, Winter IM, (2008), Ambiguous pitch and the temporal representation of inharmonic iterated rippled noise in the ventral cochlear nucleus, J Neurosci, 28(46):11925-38

Sayles M, Winter IM, (2008), Reverberation challenges the temporal representation of the pitch of complex sounds, Neuron, 58(5):789-801

Senior Lecturer

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