KITP Program: Physics of Hearing: From Neurobiology to Information Theory and Back
(May 30 - Jul 21, 2017)
Coordinators: Hervé Bourlard, Maria Neimark Geffen, Jim Hudspeth, and Tobias Reichenbach

Scientific Advisors: Dolores Bozović, Judit Gervain, Hynek Hermansky, Mari Ostendorf, Josh McDermott, Cynthia F. Moss, Shihab Shamma, Malcolm Slaney, and Ruedi Stoop

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Time Speaker Title
5/30, 1:30pm Tobias Reichenbach
Imperial College & KITP
Introduction to the program[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/30, 1:45pm Jim Hudspeth
The Rockefeller University & KITP
Mechanical amplification by ion channels and myosin molecules in hair cells of the inner ear (Tutorial)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/31, 10:00am Pascal Martin
Institut Curie & KITP
The hair bundle as sensor and amplifier in the hair cell (Tutorial)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/31, 1:30pm Dick Lyon
Google & KITP
Extracting information from sound by modeling the human auditory system with auditory images (Tutorial)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 10:00am Daniel Robert
Bristol & KITP
Hearing in insects: Directional sensitivity, active mechanics, and frequency analysis (Tutorial)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 1:30pm Jim Hudspeth
The Rockefeller University & KITP
Experimental evidence for a Hopf bifurcation underlying the hair cell's active process[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 2:15pm Andrei Kozlov
Imperial College & KITP
Gating without swinging: lipid bilayer mediates ion-channel cooperativity in a model of hair-cell sound transduction and amplification
6/02, 10:00am Hynek Hermansky
Johns Hopkins & KITP
Human hearing and speech technology (Tutorial)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/02, 1:30pm Dick Lyon
Google & KITP
Combining acoustic and auditory concepts for efficient multi-microphone signal processing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/02, 2:15pm Daniel Robert
Bristol & KITP
Hearing ahead: challenges and opportunities in microscale insect hearing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
06/05 12:15pm Jonathan Simon
Univ. of Maryland
Why Would a Theoretical Physicist Study the Auditory Brain?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
6/05, 2:00pm All Participants Introduction of and for new participants
6/05, 2:30pm Tobias Reichenbach
Imperial College & KITP
Active mechanics and fluid dynamics of the inner ear[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/06, 10:00am Dolores Bozovic
The role of chaos and noise in hair cell sensitivity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/06, 1:30pm Frank Jülicher
Critical amplification in the cochlea[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/06, 2:15pm Pascal Martin
Institute Curie & KITP
On the physical limit of hair-bundle mechanosensitivity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/07, 10:00am Malcolm Slaney
Google & KITP
Auditory attention: from saliency to models to applications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/07, 1:30pm Jonathan Simon
Maryland & KITP
How the brain solves the cocktail party problem: evidence from human auditory neuroscience[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 10:00am Heather Read
Cortical pathway organization for encoding frequency, timing and location of sound[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 1:30pm Hynek Hermansky
Johns Hopkins & KITP
Life-long learning in machine recognition of speech[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 2:15pm Malcolm Slaney
Google & KITP
Objective measures of listening effort: a better metric for hearing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/09, 10:00am Andrea Hasenstaub
Mechanisms of flexibility in cortical circuits
6/09, 1:30pm Heather Read
Cortical physiology for discriminating ears
6/09, 2:15pm Jonathan Simon
Maryland & KITP
Neural representations of speech in human auditory cortex[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/12, 2:00pm All Participants Introduction of and for new participants
6/12, 2:15pm Cindy Moss
Johns Hopkins
Active listening (tutorial)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/13, 10:00am Maria Geffen
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Cortical circuits supporting for dynamic auditory perception (tutorial)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/13, 1:30pm Shihab Shamma
Representations of speech and music in the auditory and prefontal cortex (tutorial)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/14, 10:00am Andrei Kozlov
Imperial College & KITP
Central auditory neurons are flexible logical gates in a multidimensional feature space (tutorial)[Aud]
6/14, 1:30pm Tobias Reichenbach
Imperial College & KITP
Response of the auditory brainstem to running speech and selective attention[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/14, 2:00pm Shihab Shamma
Role of rapid plasticity in the robust perception of sound in complex realistic scenes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/15, 10:00am Alain De Cheveigné
ENS Paris & KITP
Scalable statistics as a model of sensory memory (tutorial)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/15, 1:30pm Josh McDermott
Auditory texture representation (tutorial)
6/16, 10:00am David Nelson
Harvard & KITP
Biophysical dynamics in disorderly environments (Tutorial)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 1:30pm Alain De Cheveigné
ENS Paris & KITP
Mining the auditory brain[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 2:15pm Josh McDermott
Computational neuroimaging of human audiotry cortex
6/19, 2:00pm All Participants Introduction of and for new participants
6/19, 2:15pm Sarah Woolley
Transformations in the neural coding of vocal communication sounds in the ascending auditory system - Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 10:00am Ruedi Stoop
ETH Zurich & KITP
A critical network is what you hear - Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 1:30pm Torsten Dau
Mechanisms and models of auditory signal processing in listeners with normal and impaired hearing - Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21, 10:00am Philip Garner
Idiap & KITP
Vocoding for speech coding and synthesis - Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21, 1:30pm Nicholas Lesica
Why do hearing aids fail to restore normal auditory perception - Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 10:00am Philip Garner
Idiap & KITP
Physiologically plausible prosody modellings[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 10:45am Nicholas Lesica
The neural code for speech[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/23, 10:00am Sara Woolley
Relating neural responses to behavior in hearing research
6/23, 11:30am Bineet Gupta
SRMU Lucknow & KITP
6/26, 2:00pm All participants Introduction of and for new participants
6/26, 2:15pm Ralf Schlüter
RWTH Aachen & KITP
Automatic speech recognition: State-of-the-art in transition-Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 10:00am Maria Geffen
Univ. of Penn & KITP
What is the basis of neural specialization of speech?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 1:30pm Dorothea Kolossa
Ruhr-Uni. Bochum & KITP
Perception in the real world: Dealing with observation uncertainties in machine hearing-Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/28, 10:00am Ralf Schlüter
RWTH Aachen & KITP
Broadening the perspective of automatic speech recognition using neural networks-Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/28, 1:30pm Dorothea Kolossa
(Ruhr-Uni. Bochum & KITP)
Steffen Zeiler
(Ruhr-Uni. Bochum & KITP)
Audiovisual speech recognition and enhancement[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 10:00am Ralf Schlüter
RWTH Aachen & KITP
Problem of search and segmentation in speech -- Small-group discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 1:30pm Catherine Carr
Evolution of hearing -- Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/30, 10:00am Reudi Stoop
ETH Zurich & KITP
Neural network critical states in hearing and beyond[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/30, 1:30pm Christopher Bergevin
York U. & KITP
Interdisciplinary viewpoints of resonance and its role in cochlear mechanics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/03, 2:15pm Stephen David
Oregon Hearing Research Center & KITP
Integrating behavioral state into auditory encoding models -- Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/05, 10:00am Rita Singh
Human judgements from voice and artificial intelligence -- Tutorial
7/05, 1:30pm Fanny Meunier
Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of spoken word identification -- Tutorial
7/06, 10:00am Catherine Carr
Constructing maps of interaural time difference -- Seminar[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/06, 1:30pm Thomas Virtanen
Tampere Univ. Tech & KITP
Compositional models for sound-source separation and processing -- Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/06, 3:30pm Chris Angeloni
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Bayesianity in neural coding: Predictive of detection and discrimination in noise? -- Small-group discussion
7/07, 10:00am Fanny Meunier
Impact of noise on speech comprehension and identification of the acoustic cues that are encoded and used for speech processing -- Seminar[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/07, 10:45am Theo Geisel
The nature of temporal fluctuations in musical rhythms -- Seminar[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/07, 1:30pm Christopher Bergevin
York U. & KITP
Overtone focusing in Tuvan throat singing -- Seminar[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/07, 3:30pm Ralf Schlüter
(RWTH Aachen & KITP)
Stephen David
State-dependent filters in biological systems and their applicability to speech recognition -- Small-group discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/10, 2:00pm All Participants Introduction of and for new participants
7/10, 2:15pm Theo Geisel
Collective neuronal dynamics: Synchronization, coherence, avalanches, chaos, ? -- Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/11, 10:00am Tuomas Virtanen
Tampere Univ. Tech & KITP
Sound event detection and classification in everyday environments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/11, 1:30pm Richard Mooney
Duke Med & KITP
The neurobiology of birdsong[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/12, 10:00am Marcelo Magnasco
Rockefeller Univ.
A minimalist model of cochlear dynamics -- Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/12, 1:30pm Stephen David
Neural population state and auditory encoding[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/12, 2:15pm Torsten Dau
The effect of dynamic range compression on spatial perception in reverberant environments[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/12, 3:30pm Andrea Hasenstaub
Christoph Kirst
(Rockefeller Univ.)
Gamma oscillations: Models and Measurements-Small-group discussion
7/13, 10:00am Jörn Anemüller
Univ. of Oldenburg
Empirical estimates of spectro-temporal receptive fields are influenced by higher-order stimulus statistics -- Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/13, 1:30pm Chris Rozell
Georgia Tech
Dimensionality reduction as a model of efficient coding in sensory systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/14, 10:00am Jörn Anemüller
Univ. of Oldenburg
Technical approaches to sound source localization: From low-level sensor signals to mid-level representations, and back[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/14, 10:45am Cindy Moss
Johns Hopkins
Three-dimensional space representation by echolocation in bats[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/14, 1:30pm Jim Simmons
Time- and frequency- domain convergence onto a unified perceptual dimension in hearing -- Tutorial[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/17, 2:00pm All Participants Introduction of and for new participants
7/17, 2:15pm Santiago Jaramillo
Neural pathways for flexible interpretation of sounds-Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/18, 10:00am Richard Mooney
Duke Med
From song to synapse: vocal communication in sparrows, finches and mice[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/19, 10:00am Chris Rozell
Georgia Tech
Building the algorithmic foundations for interfacing, understanding and exploiting neural systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/19, 1:30pm Bruno Olshausen
Theory of efficient coding and inferential computation and their relevance to auditory neural represen tations-Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/20, 10:00am Jim Simmons
How biosonar works: a case study in auditory research[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/21, 10:00am All Participants Artifical spiking neural networks for speech: Small group discussion
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