Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Suzanna Becker, Ph.D., Professor


Auditory plasticity, hearing loss, tinnitus, intelligent hearing aids

Chrostowski, M., Yang, L., Wilson, H., Bruce, I. and Becker, S. (2011), Can Homeostatic Plasticity in Deafferented Primary Auditory Cortex Lead to Traveling Waves of Excitation? Journal of Computational Neuroscience 30(2):279-299. DOI 10.1007/s10827-010-0256-1

Aubie, B., Becker, S. and Faure, P. (2009), Computational models of millisecond level duration tuning in neural circuits. J. Neurosci. 29(29):9255-9270

[pdf] Dominguez M, Becker S, Bruce I, and Read H. (2006), A spiking neuron model of cortical correlates of sensorineural hearing loss: spontaneous firing, synchrony and tinnitus. Neural Computation 18(12):2942-2958,

[pdf] Chen, Z., Becker, S., Bondy, J., Bruce, I.C. and Haykin, S. (2005), A novel model-based hearing compensation design using a gradient-free optimization method. Neural Computation 17(12):2648-2671.

[pdf] Bondy, J., Becker, S., Bruce, I., Trainor, L. and Haykin. S. (2004). A novel signal-processing strategy for hearing-aid design: NeuroCompensation. Signal Processing 84(7):1239-1253.

[pdf] Bondy, J., Bruce, I., Becker, S. and Haykin, S. (2004). Predicting Speech Intelligibility from a Population of Neurons, Advances in Neural Processing Systems 16, MIT Press.

[pdf] Trainor, L., Sonnadara, R., Wiklund, K, Bondy, J., Gupta, S., Becker, S., Bruce, I. and Haykin, S. (2004), Development of a flexible, realistic hearing in noise test environment (R-HINT-E), Signal Processing 84(8):299-309.

Bondy, J., Bruce, I.C., Dong, R., Becker, S. and Haykin, S. (2003), ``Applications for modeling of intelligibility of sensorineural hearing loss''. The Thirty-Seventh Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Nov. 9-12 2003, Volume 1, Pages 720-724.

Becker, S. and Bruce, I. (2002), "Neural coding in the auditory periphery: Insights from physiology and modelling lead to a novel hearing compensation algorithm", Presented at the Neural Information Coding (NICE) workshop, Les Houches, France, March 2002. Abstract

[pdf] Stevens, C., Becker, S. and Trainor, L. (2000), "A Pitch in Time: An Artificial Neural Network of Melodic Expectancy", 5th Australasian Cognitive Science Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Abstract,