Computational Sensorimotor Systems Lab:


Jonathan Z. Simon: The Simon Group

 

Jonathan Simon, co-director of the CSSL research laboratory, works in several research areas:

Auditory Neural Computations & Representations

Magnetoencephalography and Cortical Physiology

Signal Processing in Biological Systems

Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience

  NEWS

  1. New BBI Seed Grant to study Neural Representations of Continuous Speech and Linguistic Context in Native and Non-native Listeners

  2. Jonathan is Co-PI of a new campus Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) Seed Grant, Neural Representations of Continuous Speech and Linguistic Context in Native and Non-native Listeners, with Ellen Lau (Linguistics).

13 May 2019


  1. Zan et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Peng’s article Mutual Information Analysis of Neural Representations of Speech in Noise in the Aging Midbrain is now online at bioRxiv.

26 April 2019


  1. Das et al. article published in Asilomar Proceedings

  2. Proloy Das, from our partner lab of Behtash Babadi, just had his article Cortical Localization of the Auditory Temporal Response Function from MEG via Non-convex Optimization published in the proceedings of the 2018 52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page.

19 March 2019


  1. Presacco et al. article accepted by PLoS ONE

  2. Alex’s article Speech-in-Noise Representation in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex: Effects of Hearing Loss was just accepted for publication at PLoS ONE. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page.

6 March 2019


  1. Now accepting Postdoc applications!

  2. As recently advertised on the Auditory List, we are looking for a postdoc in the area of Neuroplasticity and Auditory Aging. More details here.  

  3. Update (21 April 2019): We are very happy to report that the position has now been filled, by the talented Lien Decruy, who will start after she defends here thesis this fall.

7 February 2019


  1. Jonathan interviewed on “Top of Mind” radio show

  2. Jonathan Simon was interviewed by radio host Julie Rose about The Cocktail Party Problem, on her Top of Mind show on BYUradio.

16 January 2019


  1. Brodbeck et al. Current Biology article published

  2. Christian Brodbeck’s article Rapid Transformation from Auditory to Linguistic Representations of Continuous Speech was published in its final form today in Current Biology. The article is accompanied by a very nice Dispatch (commentary) from Ed Lalor’s lab, punningly titled Great Expectations at the Speech–Language Interface.

17 December 2018


  1. Brodbeck et al. Current Biology article picked up in the news

  2. Christian Brodbeck’s article Rapid Transformation from Auditory to Linguistic Representations of Continuous Speech was published online today in Current Biology. The story has been picked up by The Daily Mail, Eureka Alert, Science Daily, Neuroscience News, Medical Xpress, DoveMed, Earth.com, cnBeta, and El Médico Interactivo.

29 November 2018


  1. Brodbeck et al. article accepted by Current Biology

  2. Christian’s article Rapid Transformation from Auditory to Linguistic Representations of Continuous Speech was just accepted for publication at Current Biology. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page.

16 October 2018


  1. Peng Zan Successfully Defends Ph.D. Proposal

  2. Congratulations to Peng, who defended his thesis proposal Decoding Auditory Brain Responses with Mutual Information and the Effects of Aging, completing this important step of the Ph.D. program in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

12 October 2018


  1. Cervantes Constantino & Simon article accepted by Frontiers

  2. Francisco’s article Restoration and Efficiency of the Neural Processing of Continuous Speech are Promoted by Prior Knowledge was just accepted for publication at Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page. Update (31 October 2018): Now available in final form at Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

9 October 2018


  1. Brodbeck et al. article accepted by Acta Acustica united with Acustica

  2. Christian’s article Over-Representation of Speech in Older Adults Originates from Early Response in Higher Order Auditory Cortex was just accepted for publication at Acta Acustica united with Acustica. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page.  Update (11 October 2018): Now available in final form at Acta Acustica united with Acustica.

10 July 2018


  1. Simon delivers invited talk in Salamanca

  2. Jonathan gave an invited talk at the 12th International Workshop on Advances in Audiology hosted by the University of Salamanca. His slides for the talk “Adaptation to Noise and Cortical Representation of Speech” are available on the lab’s Publications page.

1 June 2018


  1. Brodbeck et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Christian’s article Transformation from Auditory to Linguistic Representations across Auditory Cortex is Rapid and Attention Dependent for Continuous Speech is now online at bioRxiv.

21 May 2018


  1. Simon delivers invited talk at AESOP

  2. Jonathan gave an invited talk at the Auditory EEG Signal Processing Symposium (AESoP) hosted by KU Leuven’s department ExpORL (Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology). His slides for the talk “Recent Advances in Cortical Representations of Speech using MEG” are available on the lab’s Publications page.

21 May 2018


  1. Miran et al. article accepted by Frontiers in Neuroscience

  2. Sina Miran, from our partner lab of Behtash Babadi, just had his article Real-Time Tracking of Selective Auditory Attention from M/EEG: A Bayesian Filtering

  3. Approach accepted by Frontiers in Neuroscience, in the section Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page.  Update (1 May 2018): Now available in final form at Frontiers in Neuroscience.

5 April 2018


  1. New DARPA Lagrange grant to study Optimality in Neural Signal Processing

  2. Jonathan is Co-Investigator of a new DARPA grant, An Optimization-based Approach to Breaking the Neural Code. The grant, part of DARPA’s Lagrange Program, is led by PI Steven Marcus. Update (10 April 2018): More details are available in this Press Release.

3 April 2018


  1. Brodbeck et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Christian’s article Increased Speech Representation in Older Adults Originates from Early Response in Higher Order Auditory Cortex is now online at bioRxiv.

3 April 2018


  1. Vanthornhout et al. JARO article picked up by press

  2. Jonas Vanthornhout’s article Speech Intelligibility Predicted from Neural Entrainment of the Speech Envelope was picked up by a number of news outlets (though none yet in English), including De Tijd and De Morgen. Update (14 March 2018): A few English-language outlets have also picked up the story (EurekAlert!, ScienceDaily, Medical Xpress, Digital Trends, Hearing Review). The article is available to read online, courtesy of the publisher.

28 February 2018


  1. Cervantes Constantino & Simon article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Francisco’s article The Neural Representation of Missing Speech and the Influence of Prior Knowledge on Cortical Fidelity and Latency is now online at bioRxiv.

22 January 2018


  1. Vanthornhout et al. article accepted by JARO

  2. Jonas Vanthornhout’s article Speech Intelligibility Predicted from Neural Entrainment of the Speech Envelope was just accepted for publication at JARO (Journal of the Association of Research in Otolaryngology). Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page. This research was a collaboration with Jonas, Tom Francart, and other members of the ExpORL Group at KU Leuven. Update (21 February 2018): The article was just put online at the journal’s website.

19 January 2018


  1. Brodbeck et al. article accepted by NeuroImage

  2. Christian’s article Neural Source Dynamics of Brain Responses to Continuous Stimuli: Speech Processing from Acoustics to Comprehension was just accepted for publication at NeuroImage. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page.

17 January 2018


  1. Vanthornhout et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Jonas Vanthornhout’s article Speech Intelligibility Predicted from Neural Entrainment of the Speech Envelope is now online at bioRxiv. This research was a collaboration with Jonas, Tom Francart, and other members of the ExpORL Group at KU Leuven.

12 January 2018


  1. Puvvada et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Krishna’s article Neural Coding of Noisy and Reverberant Speech in Human Auditory Cortex is now online at bioRxiv.

5 December 2017


  1. Miran et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Sina Miran, from our partner lab of Behtash Babadi, just had his article Real-Time Tracking of Selective Auditory Attention from M/EEG: A Bayesian Filtering

  3. Approach put online at bioRxiv.

23 November 2017


  1. Cervantes Constantino & Simon article accepted by Scientific Reports

  2. Francisco’s article Dynamic Cortical Representations of Perceptual Filling-In for Missing Acoustic Rhythm was just accepted for publication at Scientific Reports. Look for more details soon on the lab’s Publications page, but until then the preprint is available at bioRxiv. Update (13 December 2017): Now available in final form at Scientific Reports.

21 November 2017


  1. Jonathan Simon appears in NIH Peer Review Video

  2. NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) recently put together a photo montage of NIH reviewers in action, so others “could get a close-up look at real reviewers,” including Jonathan.  Images of NIH Peer Review 2017

16 November 2017


  1. Presacco et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Alex’s article Representation of Speech in Noise in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex: Aging May Dominate Over Hearing-Loss is now online at bioRxiv.

31 October 2017


  1. New NIH Program Project (P01) grant to study Plasticity in Auditory Aging

  2. Jonathan is principle investigator of two components of a new National Institutes of Health grant, Neuroplasticity in Auditory Aging. The grant, funded by the National Institute of Aging, is led by PI Sandra Gordon-Salant. [ Announcement and News Story]

12 October 2017


  1. Krishna Puvvada Successfully Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

  2. Congratulations to Krishna, who defended his thesis Cortical Representation of Speech in Complex Auditory Environments and Applications, completing this important requirement of the Ph.D. program in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

6 September 2017


  1. Brodbeck et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Christian’s article Neural Source Dynamics of Brain Responses to Continuous Stimuli: Speech Processing from Acoustics to Comprehension is now online at bioRxiv.

1 September 2017


  1. Puvvada & Simon article accepted by Journal of Neuroscience

  2. Krishna’s article Cortical Representations of Speech in a Multi-talker Auditory Scene was just accepted for publication at the Journal of Neuroscience. Look for more details soon on the lab’s Publications page, but until then the preprint is available at bioRxiv. Update: The article was just put online at the journal’s website: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0938-17.2017.

8 August 2017


  1. New NSF grant to Simon and Babadi

  2. Jonathan and collaborator Behtash Babadi were awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Extracting Functional Cortical Network Dynamics at High Spatiotemporal Resolution. The project was funded by NSF’s Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS), a multidisciplinary program jointly supported by the Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), Engineering (ENG), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). [ More ]

7 August 2017


  1. Cervantes Constantino et al. article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Francisco’s article Functional Significance of Spectrotemporal Response Functions Obtained using Magnetoencephalography is now online at bioRxiv.

27 July 2017


  1. Cervantes Constantino & Simon article online at bioRxiv.org

  2. Francisco’s article Dynamic Cortical Representations of Perceptual Filling-In for Missing Acoustic Rhythm is now online at bioRxiv.

18 July 2017


  1. Francisco Cervantes Constantino speaks at Acoustical Society meeting

  2. Francisco’s podium presentation was on Neural Representations of Restored Acoustic Rhythm in Noise. See the slides at the Presentations section of the lab’s Publications page, or read the abstract at JASA.

28 June 2017


  1. Puvvada et al. article now available online at Schizophrenia Bulletin

  2. Krishna Puvvada’s article Delta Vs Gamma Auditory Steady State Synchrony in Schizophrenia was just put online at the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin. Look for more details on the lab’s Publications page. Update (22 February 2018): The final version of the article was just released.

20 June 2017


  1. Jonathan Simon gives KITP Blackboard Lunch

  2. Jonathan gave a prestigious [sic] blackboard lunch talk at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), titled Why Would a Theoretical Physicist Study the Auditory Brain?.

6 June 2017

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