Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology
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Yale E. Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Member, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
Member, Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences
Member, Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics
Member, Computational Neuroscience Initiative
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce - 5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 898 7504
Fax: 215 898 9994
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
BSE (Electrical Engineering)
University of Michigan, 1988.
MSE (Bioengineering)
University of Pennsylvania, 1990.
PhD (Bioengineering)
University of Pennsylvania, 1992.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, 1992-1996.
Senior Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1996-1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research examines how the brain combines sensory, motor, and
cognitive cues to form internal computational models of the
external world. Specifically, my research program focuses on
understanding the representation of auditory information in the
cortex, how auditory information is integrated with cognitive
processes, such as attention, decision making, motor planning, or memory, and how auditory and visual information is combined to form unified sensory
percepts.

Selected Publications

Christison-Lagay KL, Gifford AM, and Cohen YE: Neural correlates of auditory scene analysis and perception. Int. J. Psychophysiol. 95(2): 238-245, February 2015.

Bennur S and Cohen YE: The Contribution of the Core and Belt Regions of the Auditory Cortex to Figure-ground Segregation How Do We Hear in Noise? MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 38(PD-76), 2015.

Escabi MA, Read HL, Viventi J, Kim D-H, Higgins NC, Storace DA, Liu ASK, Gifford AM, Burke JF, Campisi M, Kim Y-S, Avrin AE, van der Spiegel J, Huang Y, Li M, Wu J, Rogers JA, Litt B, and Cohen YE : A high-density, high-channel count, multiplexed ĀµECoG array for auditory-cortex recordings. J. Neurophysiol. 12(6): 1566-1583, September 2014.

Gifford AM, Cohen YE, and Stocker AA: Characterizing the impact of category uncertainty on human auditory categorization behavior. PloS Comp. Biol. July 2014.

Gifford AM, Kahana MJ, and Cohen YE: Neural oscillatory correlates of detected concurrent spectrotemporal regularities in acoustic stimuli Program No. 622.08 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, Online 2014.

Christison-Lagay KL and Cohen YE: Behavioral correlates of auditory streaming in rhesus macaques. Hear. Res. 309: 17-25, 2014.

Christison-Lagay KL, Bennur S, Blackwell J, Lee JH, Schroeder T, and Cohen YE: Natural variability in species-specific vocalizations constrains behavior and neural activity. Hear. Res. 312: 128-142, 2014.

Tsunada J and Cohen YE: Neural mechanisms of auditory categorization: from across brain areas to within local microcircuits. Front. Neurosci. 8, 2014.

Gifford AM, Cohen YE, and Stocker AA : Characterizing the impact of category uncertainty on human auditory categorization behavior. COSYNE Page: I-18, 2014.

Christison-Lagay KL and Cohen YE: Neural and behavioral correlates of auditory scene analysis. Program No. 815.10 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, Online 2014.

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