Josh H. McDermott

2013- Brain and Cognitive Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States 
Auditory Perception, Music Perception, Computational Audition, Auditory Scene Analysis, Natural Sound Statistics
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Nancy Kanwisher research assistant 1995-1998 Department of Psychology - Harvard University
Geoffrey E. Hinton grad student 1998-2000 UCL
Edward H. Adelson grad student 2001-2006 MIT
Andrew J. Oxenham post-doc 2007-2008 UMN
Eero P. Simoncelli post-doc 2009-2013 NYU


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Erica N. Shook research assistant
Sara F. Popham research assistant 2013-2015 MIT
Dana L. Boebinger grad student
Malinda J. McPherson grad student 2015-
Vinayak Agarwal grad student 2020- MIT
Bryan J Medina grad student 2021- MIT
Sam Victor Norman-Haignere grad student 2010-2015 MIT
Alex J E Kell grad student 2013-2019 MIT
Jenelle Feather grad student 2016-2022 MIT
SueYeon Chung post-doc 2018-2019 MIT
Richard I McWalter post-doc 2017-2021 MIT


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SueYeon Chung collaborator 2018- MIT
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Jacoby N, Polak R, Grahn JA, et al. (2024) Commonality and variation in mental representations of music revealed by a cross-cultural comparison of rhythm priors in 15 countries. Nature Human Behaviour
Tuckute G, Feather J, Boebinger D, et al. (2023) Many but not all deep neural network audio models capture brain responses and exhibit correspondence between model stages and brain regions. Plos Biology. 21: e3002366
McPherson MJ, McDermott JH. (2022) Relative pitch representations and invariance to timbre. Cognition. 232: 105327
Norman-Haignere SV, Feather J, Boebinger D, et al. (2022) A neural population selective for song in human auditory cortex. Current Biology : Cb. 32: 1454-1455
Norman-Haignere SV, Feather J, Boebinger D, et al. (2022) A neural population selective for song in human auditory cortex. Current Biology : Cb
McPherson MJ, Grace RC, McDermott JH. (2022) Harmonicity aids hearing in noise. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
Francl A, McDermott JH. (2022) Deep neural network models of sound localization reveal how perception is adapted to real-world environments. Nature Human Behaviour. 6: 111-133
Saddler MR, Gonzalez R, McDermott JH. (2021) Deep neural network models reveal interplay of peripheral coding and stimulus statistics in pitch perception. Nature Communications. 12: 7278
Traer J, Norman-Haignere SV, McDermott JH. (2021) Causal inference in environmental sound recognition. Cognition. 214: 104627
Boebinger D, Norman-Haignere S, McDermott JH, et al. (2021) Music-selective neural populations arise without musical training. Journal of Neurophysiology
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