Matt Davis
Programme leader, Hearing and language group
01223 273637
  • Speech perception in challenging listening situations
  • Learning new words and their meanings
  • Resolution of ambiguity in spoken language
  • Phonological processing and short-term memory

You can read more about my research by viewing my personal pages.
You can view a full list of publications here.

New - paper on hierarchical systems for speech perception: Sam Evans & Matt Davis (in press) Hierarchical Organization of Auditory and Motor Representations in Speech Perception: Evidence from Searchlight Similarity Analysis. Cerebral Cortex (Open Access).

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GAGNEPAIN, P., HENSON, R. & DAVIS, M. (2012) Temporal predictive codes for spoken words in auditory cortex, Current Biology, 22(7), 615-621 [Open Access]

BEKINSCHTEIN, T.A., DAVIS, M. H., Rodd, J.M., OWEN, A.M. (2011) Why clowns taste funny: the relationship between humour and semantic ambiguity, Journal of Neuroscience, 31(26),9665-9671 [Open Access]

DAVIS, M. H., Ford, M.A., Kherif, F., Johnsrude, I.S. (2011) Does semantic context benefit speech understanding through "top-down" processes? Evidence from time-resolved sparse fMRI., Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(12), 3914-3932 [Read More]

Coleman, M.R., DAVIS, M. H., Rodd, J.M., Robson, T., Ali, A., Pickard, J.D. & OWEN, A.M. (2009) Towards the routine use of brain imaging to aid the clinical diagnosis of disorders of consciousness, Brain, 132(9), 2541-2552 [Read More]

DAVIS, M. H. & Gaskell, M.G. (2009) A complementary systems account of word learning: neural and behavioural evidence, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364(1536), 3773-3800 [Open Access]

DAVIS, M. H., Di Betta, A., Macdonald, M.J.E. & Gaskell, M.G. (2009) Learning and consolidation of novel spoken words, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4), 803-820 [Open Access]

Coleman, M.R., Rodd JM, DAVIS, M. H., Johnsrude IS, Menon DK, Pickard JD & OWEN A.M. (2007) Do vegetative patients retain aspects of language comprehension? Evidence from fMRI, Brain, 130(10), 2494-2507 [Read More]

DAVIS, M. H., Coleman M.R., Absalom A.R., Rodd J.M., Johnsrude I.S., Matta B.F., OWEN A.M. & Menon D.K. (2007) Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(41), 16032-16037 [Read More]

DAVIS, M. H. & Johnsrude, I.S. (2007) Hearing speech sounds: Top-down influences on the interface between audition and speech perception., Hearing Research, 229(1-2), 132-147 [Read More]

DAVIS, M. H., Johnsrude, I.S., HERVAIS-ADELMAN, A.G., TAYLOR, K.J. & Mcgettigan, C. (2005) Lexical Information Drives Perceptual Learning of Distorted Speech: Evidence From the Comprehension of Noise-Vocoded Sentences., Journal of Experimental Psychology - General, 134(2), 222-241 [Read More]

DAVIS, M. H. & JOHNSRUDE, I.S. (2003) Hierarchical Processing in Spoken Language Comprehension, Journal of Neuroscience, 23(8), 3423-3431 [Read More]