Department of Otorhinolaryngology

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Yale E. Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
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
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

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: 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.

Bizley J and Cohen YE: The what, where, and how of auditory-object perception. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 14(10): 693-707, 2013.

Tsunada J, Liu ASK, Gold JI, and Cohen YE: Causal role of primate auditory cortex in auditory perceptual decision-making. Program No. 636.01 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, Online 2013.

Bennur S, Tsunada J, Cohen YE, and Liu RC: Understanding the neurophysiological basis of auditory abilities for social communication: a perspective on the value of ethological paradigms. Hear. Res. 305: 3-9, 2013.

Christison-Lagay KL and Cohen YE : Auditory streaming in rhesus macaques. Program No. 636.02 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, Online 2013.

Habbershon HM, Ahmed SZ, and Cohen YE : Rhesus macaques recognize unique multimodal face-voice relations of familiar individuals and not of unfamiliar ones. Brain Behav. Evol. 81: 219-225, 2013.

Cohen YE, Popper AN, and Fay RR: Neural Correlates of Auditory Cognition. Springer-Verlag 2013.

Christison-Lagay and Cohen YE: The neural representation of vocalisation perception. Animal Communication Theory. Stegmann UE (eds.). Page: 337-355, 2013.

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