Our neuroscience laboratory has published and achieved many successful papers and accomplishments which all made a significant impact on future research. Displayed below are recent research outputs and achievements of our current and past members, with names in bold, including preprints, peer-reviewed papers, and conference abstracts that dates all the way back to 2018. For PhD theses of students of our group, please see here


Peer-reviewed papers:

2024 and in press

  • Fei Peng, Nicol S. Harper, Ambika Prasad Mishra, Ryszard Auksztulewicz, Jan W.H. Schnupp. (2024) Dissociable roles of the auditory midbrain and cortex in processing the statistical features of natural sound textures. J Neurosci  e1115232023; https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1115-23.2023


  • D Eckhoff, J Schnupp, A Cassinelli (2023) Temporal precision and accuracy of audio-visual stimuli in mixed reality systems. Plos one 19 (1), e0295817
  • Drew Cappotto, Dan Luo, Lai Hiu Wai, Fei Peng, Lucia Melloni, Jan Schnupp, Ryszard Auksztulewicz (2023) "What" and "When" Predictions Modulate Auditory Processing in a Mutually Congruent Manner. Frontiers in Neuroscience https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2023.1180066
  • K Ma, JWH Schnupp (2023) The unity hypothesis revisited: can the male/female incongruent McGurk effect be disrupted by familiarization and priming? Frontiers in Psychology doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1106562 
  • HJ Kang, R Auksztulewicz, CH Chan, D Cappotto, VG Rajendran, JWH Schnupp (2023) Cross-modal Implicit Learning of Random Time Patterns, Hearing Research, 108857 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2023.108857 (click here for shared data)
  • R Auksztulewicz, V Rajendran, F Peng, J Schnupp, Nicol Harper (2023) Omission responses in local field potentials in rat auditory cortex. BMC Biol.  doi: 10.1186/s12915-023-01592-4.
  • Alexa N Buck, Sarah Buchholz, Jan W Schnupp, Nicole Rosskothen-Kuhl. (2023) Interaural time difference sensitivity under binaural cochlear implant stimulation even at high pulse rates up to 900 pps. Scientific Reports 13:3785 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-30569-0 )
  • Fei Peng, Jennifer Bizley, Ryszard Auksztulewicz, Jan W. H. Schnupp. (2023) Dissociable neural correlates of multisensory coherence and selective attention. J Neurosci  https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1310-22.2023


  • X. Wang, Y. Mo, F. Kong, W Guo, H. Zhou, N. Zheng, JWH. Schnupp, Y. Zheng, Q. Meng (2022) Cochlear-implant Mandarin tone recognition with a disyllabic word corpus, Front. Psychol. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1026116
  • Daniel Eckhoff, Christian Sandor, Gladys Cheing, Jan Schnupp, Alvaro Cassinelli. (2022) Thermal Pain and Detection Threshold Modulation in Augmented Reality. Front. Virtual Real. (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frvir.2022.952637/abstract)
  • Drew Cappotto, HiJee Kang, Kongyan Li, Lucia Melloni, Jan Schnupp*, Ryszard Auksztulewicz*. (2022) Simultaneous Mnemonic and Predictive Representations in the Auditory Cortex, Current Biology (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.04.022)      
    (* co-corresponding authors)
  • Kongyan Li, Ryszard Auksztulewicz, Chloe H. K. Chan, Ambika Prasad Mishra, Jan W. H. Schnupp. (2022) The precedence effect in spatial hearing manifests in cortical population responses. BMC Biology (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-022-01228-z)



  • An H, Auksztulewicz R, Kang H, Schnupp JWH. (2020) Cortical mapping of mismatch responses to independent acoustic features [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jan 18]. Hear Res. 2020;107894. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2020.107894
  • Barron HC, Auksztulewicz R, Friston K. Prediction and memory: A predictive coding account. Prog Neurobiol. 2020;192:101821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pneurobio.2020.101821
  • Cooke JE, Kahn MC, Mann EO, King AJ, Schnupp JWH, Willmore BDB. Contrast gain control occurs independently of both parvalbumin-positive interneuron activity and shunting inhibition in auditory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2020;123(4):1536-1551. doi:10.1152/jn.00587.2019
  • Rajendran VG, Harper NS, Schnupp JWH. Auditory cortical representation of music favours the perceived beat. R Soc Open Sci. 2020;7(3):191194. Published 2020 Mar 25. doi:10.1098/rsos.191194
  • Retsa C, Matusz PJ, Schnupp JWH, Murray MM. Selective attention to sound features mediates cross-modal activation of visual cortices. Neuropsychologia. 2020;144:107498. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107498
  • Zhai YY, Auksztulewicz R, Song PR, et al. Synaptic Adaptation Contributes to Stimulus-Specific Adaptation in the Thalamic Reticular Nucleus [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 18]. Neurosci Bull. 2020;10.1007/s12264-020-00536-0. doi:10.1007/s12264-020-00536-0



  • Auksztulewicz R, Schwiedrzik CM, Thesen T, et al. Not All Predictions Are Equal: "What" and "When" Predictions Modulate Activity in Auditory Cortex through Different Mechanisms. J Neurosci. 2018;38(40):8680-8693. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0369-18.2018
  • Cooke JE, King AJ, Willmore BDB, Schnupp JWH. Contrast gain control in mouse auditory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2018;120(4):1872-1884. doi:10.1152/jn.00847.2017
  • Singer Y, Teramoto Y, Willmore BD, Schnupp JW, King AJ, Harper NS. Sensory cortex is optimized for prediction of future input. Elife. 2018;7:e31557. Published 2018 Jun 18. doi:10.7554/eLife.31557
  • Rosskothen-Kuhl N, Birkenhäger R, Hildebrandt H, Illing RB. Astrocyte hypertrophy and microglia activation in the auditory midbrain of deaf rats induced by electrical intracochlear stimulation. Front Cell Neurosci. 12: 43. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00043
  • Retsa C, Matusz PJ, Schnupp JWH, Murray MM. What's what in auditory cortices? Neuroimage. 1;176:29-40. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.04.028. 
  • Higgins I, Stringer S, Schnupp J. A Computational Account of the Role of Cochlear Nucleus and Inferior Colliculus in Stabilizing Auditory Nerve Firing for Auditory Category Learning. Neural Comput. Jul;30(7):1801-1829. doi: 10.1162/neco_a_01085
  • Doubell TP, Alsetrawi A, Bastawrous DAS, Bastawrous MAS, Daibes A, Jadalla A, Schnupp JWH. The effect of interaural timing on the posterior auricular muscle reflex in normal adult volunteers. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 4;13(4):e0194965. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194965
  • Rajendran VG, Teki S, Schnupp JWH. Temporal Processing in Audition: Insights from Music. Neuroscience. 2018 Oct 1;389:4-18. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.10.041


  • Higgins I, Stringer S, Schnupp J. Unsupervised learning of temporal features for word categorization in a spiking neural network model of the auditory brain. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 10;12(8):e0180174. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180174
Selected Conference Posters
  • Buck, A. N., Rosskothen-Kuhl, N., Khurana, L., Mayer, S., Li, K., & Schnupp, J. W. Onset Weighting of Temporal Spatial Cues with Cochlear Implant Stimulation in Early Onset Deafness, ARO, San Jose, USA (poster).
  • Rosskothen-Kuhl N, Buck AN , S Mayer, L Khurana, Li K, Knopf A, Schnupp JW.  Onset Weighting of Temporal Spatial Cues with bilateral Cochlear Implant Stimulation, 9st Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Germany.
  • Rosskothen-Kuhl N, Buck AN, Mayer S, Khurana L, Schnupp JW. Spatial Hearing with Two CIs: Pulse Rate and Envelope Shape Affect Interaural Time Difference Sensitivity of Hearing Inexperienced CI Users, ARO, San Jose, USA.
  • Kang, H., Auksztulewicz, R., An, H., Sutter, M., & Schnupp, J. Neural activity in the auditory cortex during memory formation of auditory patterns. Society for Neuroscience 2019, Chicago, USA (poster).
  • Auksztulewicz, R., Harper, N.S., Rajendran, V., Schnupp, J.W.H. Prediction error signalling in the auditory cortex: omission responses in anaesthetised rats. Society for Neuroscience 2019, Chicago, USA (poster).
  • Li, K., Chan, C.H., Mishra, A.P., Stecker, G.C., Schnupp, J.W.H. Temporal weighting functions for binaural cues in rats. Society for Neuroscience 2019, Chicago, USA (poster).
  • Cappotto, D., Xuan, W., Meng, Q., Zhang, C., & Schnupp, J. Dominant Melody Enhancement in Cochlear Implants. 2018 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), Honolulu, HI, USA (poster).
  • Li, K., Chan, C.H., Rosskothen-Kuhl, N., Schnupp, J.W.H. Sensitivity to Interaural Time Differences in Rats. Neuroplasticity of Sensory Systems, Gordon Research Conference 2018, Hong Kong, China (poster).