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Irsik, V. C., Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden C. M., & Snyder, J. S. (in press). Broad attention to multiple individual objects may facilitate change detection with complex auditory scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden C. M., Snyder, J. S., & Hannon, E. E. (in press). Children use object-level category knowledge to detect changes in complex auditory scenes. Developmental Psychology.

Oliver, T. L., Meana, M., & Snyder, J. S. (2016). Sex differences in concordance rates between auditory event-related potentials and subjective sexual arousal. Psychophysiology, 53, 1272-1281.

Pasinski, A. C., Hannon, E. E., & Snyder, J. S. (2016). How musical are music video game players? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-6.

Ramage, E. M., Klimas, N., Vogel, S. J., Vertinski, M., Yerkes, B. D., Flores, A., Sutton, G. P., Ringdahl, E., Allen, D. N., & Snyder, J. S. (2016). Concurrent sound segregation impairments in schizophrenia: The contribution of auditory-specific and general cognitive factors. Schizophrenia Research, 170, 95-101.

Pasinski, A. C., McAuley, J. D., & Snyder, J. S. (2016). How modality-specific is processing of auditory and visual rhythms? Psychophysiology, 53, 198-208.

Snyder, J. S. (2015). Sound perception: Rhythmic brain activity really is important for auditory segregation Current Biology, 25, R1173-R1175.

Snyder, J. S., Schwiedrzik, C., Vitela, A. D., & Melloni, L. (2015). How previous experience shapes perception in different sensory modalities. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 594.

Zenisek, R., Thaler, N. S., Sutton, G. P., Ringdahl, E. N., Snyder, J. S., & Allen, D. N. (2015). Auditory processing deficits in bipolar disorder with and without a history of psychotic features. Bipolar Disorder, 17, 769-780.

Weintraub, D. M., & Snyder, J. S. (2015). Evidence for high-level feature encoding and persistent memory during auditory stream segregation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 1563-1575.

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349, aac4716. [Irsik, V. C. and Snyder, J. S. are authors]

Ramage, E. M., Weintraub, D. M., Vogel, S. J., Sutton, G. P., Ringdahl, E. N., Allen, D.N., & Snyder, J. S. (2015). Preliminary evidence for reduced auditory lateral suppression in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 162, 269-275.

Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden C. M., Hannon, E. E., & Snyder, J. S. (2015). Everyday musical experience is sufficient to perceive the speech-to-song illusion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, e43-e49.

Snyder, J. S., Yerkes, B. D., & Pitts, M. A. (2015). Auditory brain responses as a means for testing domain-general theories of perceptual awareness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 295-297.

Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden C. M., Hannon, E. E., & Snyder, J. S. (2015). Finding the music in speech: Using a musical illusion to tease apart contributions from low- and high-level processes in music and language. Cognition, 143, 135–140.

Carter, O. L., Snyder, J. S., Fung, S., & Rubin, N. (2014). Using the ambiguous plaid stimuli to investigate the influence of immediate prior experience on perception. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 76, 133-147.

Weintraub, D. M., Metzger, B. A., & Snyder, J. S. (2014). Effects of attention and awareness of preceding context tones on auditory streaming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 685-701. [Download example stimuli]

Gregg, M. K., Irsik, V. C., & Snyder, J. S. (2014). Change deafness and object encoding with recognizable and unrecognizable sounds. Neuropsychologia, 61, 19-30.

Ullal, S., Hannon, E. E., & Snyder, J. S. (2014). Tapping to a slow tempo in the presence of simple and complex meters reveals experience-specific biases for processing music. PLoS One, 9, e102962.

Thaler, N. S., Strauss, G. P., Sutton, G. P., Vertinski, M., Ringdahl, E. N., Snyder, J. S., & Allen, D. N. (2013). Emotion perception abnormalities across sensory modalities in bipolar disorder with psychotic features and schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 147, 287-292.

Snyder, J.S., & Weintraub, D. M. (2013). Loss and persistence of memory for sound: Evidence from auditory stream segregation context effects. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 75, 1059-1074.

Ramage, E. M., Weintraub, D. M., Allen, D. N., & Snyder, J. S. (2012). Evidence for stimulus-general impairments on auditory stream segregation tasks in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46, 1540-1545.

Weintraub, D. M., Ramage, E. M., Sutton, G., Ringdahl, E., Boren, A., Pasinski, A. C., Thaler, N., Haderlie, M., Allen, D. N., & Snyder, J. S. (2012). Auditory stream segregation impairments in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology, 49, 1372-1383.

Gregg, M. K., & Snyder, J. S. (2012). Enhanced sensory processing accompanies successful detection of change for real-world sounds. NeuroImage, 62, 113-119.

Snyder, J. S., Gregg, M. K., Weintraub, D. M., & Alain, C. (2012). Attention, awareness, and the perception of auditory scenes. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 15.

Snyder, J. S., & Gregg, M. K. (2011). Memory for sound, with an ear toward hearing in complex auditory scenes. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 73, 1993-2007.

Snyder, J. S., & Weintraub, D. M. (2011). Pattern specificity in the effect of prior Δƒ on auditory stream segregation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1649-1656.

McKendrick, A. M., Battista, J., Snyder, J. S., & Carter, O. L. (2011). Visual and auditory perceptual rivalry in migraine. Cephalalgia, 31, 1158-1169.

Snyder, J. S., Pasinski, A. C., & McAuley, J. D. (2011). Listening strategy modulates cognitive processing of auditory rhythms. Psychophysiology, 48, 198-207.

Ross, B., Schneider, B., Snyder, J. S., & Alain, C. (2010). Biological markers of auditory gap detection in young, middle-aged, and older adults. PLoS One, 5, e10101.

Snyder, J. S., Holder, W. T., Weintraub, D. M., Carter, O. L., & Alain, C. (2009). Effects of prior stimulus and prior perception on neural correlates of auditory stream segregation. Psychophysiology, 46, 1208-1215.

Snyder, J. S., Carter, O. L., Hannon, E. E., & Alain, C. (2009). Adaptation reveals multiple levels of representation in auditory stream segregation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1232-1244.

Large, E. W., & Snyder, J. S. (2009). Pulse and meter as neural resonance. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 46-57.

Snyder, J. S., Large, E. W., & Penhune, V. (2009). Rhythms in the brain: Basic science and clinical perspectives. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 13-14.

Ross, B., Snyder, J. S., Aalto, M., McDonald, K. L., Dyson, B. J., Schneider, B., & Alain, C. (2009). Neural encoding of sound duration persists in older adults. NeuroImage, 47, 678-687.

Snyder, J. S., Carter, O. L., Lee, S. -K., Hannon, E. E., & Alain, C. (2008). Effects of context on auditory stream segregation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1007-1016.

Alain, C., & Snyder, J. S. (2008). Age-related differences in auditory evoked responses during rapid perceptual learning. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119, 356-366.

Snyder, J. S., & Alain, C. (2007b). Toward a neurophysiological theory of auditory stream segregation. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 780-799.

Alain, C., Snyder, J. S., He, Y., & Reinke, K. S. (2007). Changes in auditory cortex parallel rapid perceptual learning. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 1074-1084.

Snyder, J. S., & Alain, C. (2007a). Sequential auditory scene analysis is preserved in normal aging adults. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 501-512.

Moller, B., Light, G. A., Fitzgerald, P. B., Snyder, J. S., Chen, R., & Daskalakis, Z. J. (2007).
Relationship between P50 suppression and the cortical silent period. NeuroReport, 18, 1503-1506.

Alain, C., Dyson, B. J., & Snyder, J. S. (2006). Aging and the perceptual organization of sounds: A change of scene? In P. M. Conn (Ed.), Handbook of models for the study of human aging (pp. 759-770). New York: Elsevier Academic Press.

Snyder, J. S., Hannon, E. E., Large, E. W., & Christiansen, M. H. (2006). Synchronization and continuation tapping to complex meters. Music Perception, 24, 135-146.

Snyder, J. S., Alain, C., & Picton, T. W. (2006). Effects of attention on neuroelectric correlates of auditory stream segregation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 1-13.

Zanto, T. P., Snyder, J. S., & Large, E. W. (2006). Neural correlates of rhythmic expectancy. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 2, 221-231.

Snyder, J. S., & Large, E. W. (2005). Gamma-band activity reflects the metric structure of rhythmic tone sequences. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 117-126.

Snyder, J. S., & Alain, C. (2005). Age-related changes in neural activity associated with concurrent vowel segregation. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 492-499.

Hannon, E. E., Snyder, J. S., Eerola, T., & Krumhansl, C. L. (2004). The role of melodic and temporal cues in perceiving meter. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30, 988-1015.

Snyder, J. S., & Large, E. W. (2004). Tempo dependence of middle- and long-latency auditory responses: Power and phase modulation of the EEG at multiple time-scales. Clinical Neurophysiology, 115, 1885-1895.

Toiviainen, P., & Snyder, J. S. (2003). Tapping to Bach: Resonance-based modeling of pulse. Music Perception, 21, 43-80.

Snyder, J., & Krumhansl, C. L. (2001). Tapping to ragtime: Cues to pulse finding. Music Perception, 18, 455-489.

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Department of Psychology / University of Nevada Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 895-2951 / Email: ACNLofUNLV (at) gmail.com