Dr Roy Patterson

University Position
Emeritus Professor


We have developed a computational model of the auditory signal processing that transforms a sound wave into the auditory image you hear in response to that sound wave. We investigate how the cochlea and neural centres in the auditory pathway process speech and music with the aim of incorporating the algorithms into speech recognition machines and hearing aids.

Key Publications


Tracking cortical entrainment in neural activity: auditory processes in human temporal cortex.

Journal: Front Comput Neurosci
E-pub date: 1 Aug 2015
Authors: A Thwaites, I Nimmo-Smith, E Fonteneau, RD Patterson, P Buttery, WD Marslen-Wilson