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Ediz Sohoglu
Research Staff, Hearing and language group
01223 769446
Research summary

My research aims to understand the brain bases of hearing and speech perception: How are sound vibrations transformed into perceptual representations of spoken words, music and other sounds of the acoustic world?

I use a range of techniques from cognitive neuroscience: human psychophysics and functional brain imaging (MEG, EEG, fMRI), and computational modelling.


E. Sohoglu (2019) Auditory Neuroscience: Sounding Out the Brain Basis of Speech Perception. Current Biology. 29(12): R582-R584.

T .Cope, E. Sohoglu, W. Sedley, K. Patterson, P. Jones, J. Wiggins, C. Dawson, M. Grube, R. Carlyon, T. Griffiths, M. Davis, J. Rowe (2017) Evidence for causal top-down frontal contributions to predictive processes in speech perception. Nature Communications. 8: 2154.

E. Sohoglu and M. Chait (2016) Detecting and representing predictable structure during auditory scene analysis. eLife. 5: E19113.

E. Sohoglu and M. Davis (2016) Perceptual learning of degraded speech by minimizing prediction error. PNAS. 113(12): E1747-56.

E. Sohoglu and M. Chait (2016) Neural dynamics of change detection in crowded acoustic scenes. NeuroImage. 126: 164-172.

E. Sohoglu, J. Peelle, R. Carlyon, M. Davis (2014) Top-down influences of written text on perceived clarity of degraded speech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 40(1): 186-99.

S. Amitay, J. Guiraud, E. Sohoglu, O. Zobay, B. Edmonds, Yu-Xuan Zhang, D. Moore (2013) Human decision making based on variations in internal noise: An EEG study. PLOS ONE. 8(7): e68928.

E. Sohoglu, J. Peelle, R. Carlyon, M. Davis (2012) Predictive top-down integration of prior knowledge during speech perception. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(25): 8443-53.

K. Molloy, D. Moore, E. Sohoglu, S. Amitay (2012) Less is more: latent learning is maximized by shorter training sessions in auditory perceptual learning. PLOS ONE. 7(5): e36929.

S. Amitay, L. Halliday, J. Taylor, E. Sohoglu, D. Moore (2010) Motivation and intelligence drive auditory perceptual learning. PLOS ONE. 5(3): e9816.


M. Davis and E. Sohoglu (2019) Three Functions of Prediction Error for Bayesian Inference in Speech Perception. PsyArXiv.