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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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
Sam Victor Norman-Haignere grad student 2010-2015 MIT
Alex J E Kell grad student 2013-2019 MIT
Richard I McWalter post-doc 2017- MIT
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Boebinger D, Norman-Haignere S, McDermott JH, et al. (2021) Music-selective neural populations arise without musical training. Journal of Neurophysiology
McPherson MJ, McDermott JH. (2020) Time-dependent discrimination advantages for harmonic sounds suggest efficient coding for memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
McPherson MJ, Dolan SE, Durango A, et al. (2020) Perceptual fusion of musical notes by native Amazonians suggests universal representations of musical intervals. Nature Communications. 11: 2786
McWalter R, McDermott JH. (2019) Illusory sound texture reveals multi-second statistical completion in auditory scene analysis. Nature Communications. 10: 5096
Jacoby N, Undurraga EA, McPherson MJ, et al. (2019) Universal and Non-universal Features of Musical Pitch Perception Revealed by Singing. Current Biology : Cb
Kell AJE, McDermott JH. (2019) Invariance to background noise as a signature of non-primary auditory cortex. Nature Communications. 10: 3958
Norman-Haignere SV, Kanwisher N, McDermott JH, et al. (2019) Divergence in the functional organization of human and macaque auditory cortex revealed by fMRI responses to harmonic tones. Nature Neuroscience
Kell AJ, McDermott JH. (2019) Deep neural network models of sensory systems: windows onto the role of task constraints. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 55: 121-132
Norman-Haignere SV, McDermott JH. (2018) Neural responses to natural and model-matched stimuli reveal distinct computations in primary and nonprimary auditory cortex. Plos Biology. 16: e2005127
McPherson MJ, McDermott JH. (2018) Diversity in pitch perception revealed by task dependence. Nature Human Behaviour. 2: 52-66
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