Eric Larson, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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Dr. Larson is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Adrian KC Lee on studies of auditory attention. Before coming to the Institute, he earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Boston University with Dr. Kamal Sen. Dr. Larson's research interests focus on how people are able to voluntarily switch attention between different auditory sources. His research explores what areas of of the brain are involved in switching attention. In his current work, he is looking at what cortical networks are involved in switching between two sound streams that are spatially separated.

Eric's research at I-LABS is funded by an NRSA postdoctoral fellowship, awarded through the NIH-National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


Larson, E, AKC Lee (2013). "The cortical dynamics underlying effective switching of auditory spatial attention." Neuroimage, 64:365-370.

Larson E, Terry HP, and Stepp CE (in press). Audio-visual feedback for electrymyographic control of vowel synthesis. Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 28 Aug – 1 Sept.

Lee, AKC, E Larson, RK Maddox (2012). "Mapping the cortical dynamics involved in auditory attention using simultaneous MEG/EEG and anatomically-constrained minimum-norm estimates." Journal of Visualized Experiments: e4262.

Larson E, Maddox RK, Perrone BP, Sen K, and Billimoria CP (2011). Neuron-specific stimulus masking reveals interference in spike timing at the cortical level Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Feb 13(1): 81-9. Epub 2011 Oct 1. PMCID: PMC3254720

Larson E, Lee AKC (2011). Towards incorporating anatomical information in BCI designs. Proceedings of the 5th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2011 June 2011.

E Larson, BP Perrone, K Sen, and CP Billimoria (2010). A robust and biologically plausible spike pattern recognition network, Journal of Neuroscience.

E Larson, CP Billimoria, and K Sen (2009). A biologically plausible computational model for auditory object recognition, Journal of Neuroscience.

Shinn-Cunningham, BG, A Ihelfeld, E Larson and Satyavarta (2005). Bottom-up and top-down influences on spatial unmasking, Acta Acustica united with Acustica.


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