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. 


  • Kongyan Li, Ryszard Auksztulewicz, Chloe H. K. Chan, Ambika Prasad Mishra, Jan W. H. Schnupp. The precedence effect in spatial hearing emerges only late in the auditory pathway. bioRxiv 2021.07.21.453295
  • Kang, H.*, Auksztulewicz, R.*, Chan, C. H., Cappotto, D., Rajendran, V. G., & Schnupp, J. W. H. Memory Transfer of Random Time Patterns Across Modalities, bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.24.395368 (* equal contributions).

Peer-reviewed papers:

2021 and in press


  • Najafabadi MS, Longtu C, Dutta K, Norris A, Feng B, Schnupp JW, Rosskothen-Kuhl N, Read H, Escabi M. Optimal Multichannel Artifact Prediction and Removal for Neural Stimulation and Brain Machine Interface. Front. Neurosci.  doi:10.3389/fnins.2020.00709
  • An H, Auksztulewicz R, Kang H, Schnupp JWH. Cortical mapping of mismatch responses to independent acoustic features [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jan 18]. Hear Res. 2020;107894. doi:10.1016/j.heares.2020.107894
  • Barron HC, Auksztulewicz R, Friston K. Prediction and memory: A predictive coding account. Prog Neurobiol. 2020;192:101821. doi: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, Myers NE, Schnupp JW, Nobre AC. Rhythmic Temporal Expectation Boosts Neural Activity by Increasing Neural Gain. J Neurosci. 2019;39(49):9806-9817. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0925-19.2019
  • Kumpik DP, Campbell C, Schnupp JWH, King AJ. Re-weighting of Sound Localization Cues by Audiovisual Training. Front Neurosci. 2019;13:1164. Published 2019 Nov 15. doi:10.3389/fnins.2019.01164
  • Li K, Chan CH, Rajendran VG, Meng Q, Rosskothen-Kuhl N, Schnupp JW. Microsecond sensitivity to envelope interaural time differences in rats. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2019 May 2;145(5):EL341-7. doi.org/10.1121/1.5099164
  • Meng Q, Wang X, Cai Y, Buck AN, Schnupp JW, et al. Time-compression thresholds for Mandarin sentences in normal-hearing and cochlear implant listeners. Hear Res. 2019;374:58-68. doi:10.1016/j.heares.2019.01.011
  • Rajendran VG, Schnupp JWH. Frequency tagging cannot measure neural tracking of beat or meter. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019;116(8):2779-2780. doi:10.1073/pnas.1820020116
  • Todorovic A, Auksztulewicz R. Dissociable neural effects of temporal expectations due to passage of time and contextual probability [published online ahead of print, 2019 Dec 19]. Hear Res. 2019;107871. doi:10.1016/j.heares.2019.107871


  • 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

Conference abstracts/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).

2018 and older

  • 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).