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Yale E. Cohen, PhD

Gabriel Tucker Professor II
Director, Hearing Sciences Center
Member, Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences
Member, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
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 Street
5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 898 7504
Fax: 215 898 9994
Graduate Group Affiliations
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

Selected Publications

Banno T, Shirley H, Fishman YI, Cohen YE.: Changes in neural readout of response magnitude during auditory streaming do not correlate with behavioral choice in the auditory cortex. Cell Rep 42: 113493, Dec 2023.

DiTullio RW, Parthiban C, Piasini E, Chaudhari P, Balasubramanian V, Cohen YE.: Time as a supervisor: temporal regularity and auditory object learning. Front Comput Neurosci 17: 1150300, May 2023.

Lestang JH, Cai H, Averbeck BB, Cohen YE.: Functional network properties of the auditory cortex. Hear Res 2023.

Lee JH, Tsunada J, Vijayan S, Cohen YE.: Cortical circuit-based lossless neural integrator for perceptual decision-making: A computational modeling study. Front Comput Neurosci 16: 979830, Nov 2022.

Tardiff N, Suriya-Arunroj L, Cohen YE, Gold JI.: Rule-based and stimulus-based cues bias auditory decisions via different computational and physiological mechanisms. PLoS Comput Biol 18: e1010601, Oct 2022.

Chiang CH, Lee J, Wang C, Williams AJ, Lucas TH, Cohen YE, Viventi J.: A modular high-density ╬╝ECoG system on macaque vlPFC for auditory cognitive decoding. J Neural Eng 17: 046008, Jul 2020.

Banno T, Lestang JH, Cohen YE.: Computational and neurophysiological principles underlying auditory perceptual decisions. Curr Opin Physiol 2020.

Gifford AM, Sperling MR, Sharan A, Gorniak RJ, Williams RB, Davis K, Kahana MJ, Cohen YE.: Neuronal phase consistency tracks dynamic changes in acoustic spectral regularity. Eur J Neurosci 2019.

Christison-Lagay KL, Cohen YE.: The Contribution of Primary Auditory Cortex to Auditory Categorization in Behaving Monkeys. Front Neurosci 12: 601, Aug 2018.

Butler BE, Cohen YE, Lomber SG.: Editorial introduction: The 6(th) International Conference on Auditory Cortex. Hear Res 2018.

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