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Joe Toscano

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Joe's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 6Followers

Research interests

eye-tracking techniquesevent-related potential techniquescomputational modelingunsupervised learningspeech developmentlanguage processingspoken word recognitionspeech perception

About

My research focuses on speech perception and spoken word recognition and examines several questions about these processes: How do listeners map sounds onto words? How do they deal with variability in speech caused by different contexts? How do they combine multiple acoustic cues? How do they learn to do all of this? To answer these questions, I use several approaches to examine the time-course of speech processing as it unfolds: event-related brain potentials that give us measures of perceptual encoding and categorization, and eye-movements that tell us about lexical activation. In addition, I use computational models that simulate how speech is learned and processed in order to make predictions about how listeners will perform in these experiments.

Followers (6)

  • Ashley Trimble

    Ashley Trimble

  • T. Florian Jaeger

    T. Florian JaegerBrain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

  • Dave Kleinschmidt

    Dave KleinschmidtPrinceton University Princeton Neuroscience Institute

  • Neil Bardhan

    Neil BardhanMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

  • Cheyenne Munson

    Cheyenne Munson

  • keith apfelbaum

    keith apfelbaum

Following (6)

  • Ashley Trimble

    Ashley Trimble

  • T. Florian Jaeger

    T. Florian JaegerBrain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

  • Dave Kleinschmidt

    Dave KleinschmidtPrinceton University Princeton Neuroscience Institute

  • Neil Bardhan

    Neil BardhanMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

  • Cheyenne Munson

    Cheyenne Munson

  • keith apfelbaum

    keith apfelbaum

Publications (5)

  • Cue-integration and context effects in speech: Evidence against speaking-rate normalization

    • Toscano J
    • McMurray B
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  • Simulating individual differences in language ability and genetic differences in FOXP2 using a neural network model of the SRT task

    • Toscano J
    • Mueller K
    • Tomblin J
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  • Towards an integration of connectionist learning and dynamical systems processing: case studies in speech and lexical development

    • McMurray B
    • Horst J
    • Toscano J
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  • Language as shaped by the brain; the brain as shaped by development. Commentary on Christiansen & Chater, “Language as shaped by the brain”

    • Toscano J
    • Perry L
    • Mueller K
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  • Using the distributional statistics of speech sounds for weighting and integrating acoustic cues

    • Toscano J
    • McMurray B
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Fellow

Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

August 2011 - Present

Education history

Ph.D.

Dept. of Psychology, University of Iowa

August 2005 - July 2011(6 years)

B.S.

Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

August 2001 - May 2005(4 years)