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Samuel Norman-Haignere, Ph.D.

Samuel Norman-Haignere, Ph.D.

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About Me

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD)

Assistant Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD) - Joint

Assistant Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Columbia University
Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Nima Mesgarani 2018 - 2021

École Normale Supérieure
Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Shihab Shamma 2017 - 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisors: Nancy Kanwisher and Josh McDermott 2015 - 2017

Education

PhD | Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Neuroscience. 2015

BA | Yale University. Cognitive Science. 2010

Awards

Poster Award. 2019 - 2019

Poster Award. 2015 - 2015

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 2010 - 2015

Research

Dr. Norman-Haignere is a cognitive computational neuroscientist, studying how the human brain perceives and understands natural sounds like speech and music. He completed undergraduate studies at Yale and doctoral work at MIT (advisors: Josh McDermott & Nancy Kanwisher). He then completed two postdo...
Dr. Norman-Haignere is a cognitive computational neuroscientist, studying how the human brain perceives and understands natural sounds like speech and music. He completed undergraduate studies at Yale and doctoral work at MIT (advisors: Josh McDermott & Nancy Kanwisher). He then completed two postdocs at École Normale Supérieure (advisor: Shihab Shamma) and Columbia University (advisor: Nima Mesgarani), before joining the faculty at the University of Rochester. His research develops computational and experimental methods to understand the representation of complex, natural stimuli in the human brain and applies these methods to understand the neural and computational mechanisms that underlie human hearing.

Publications

Journal Articles

Large language models transition from integrating across position-yoked, exponential windows to structure-yoked, power-law windows.

Skrill D, Norman-Haignere SV

Advances in neural information processing systems.. 2023 December 36 :638-654. Epub 1900 01 01.

Preserved functional organization of human auditory cortex in individuals missing one temporal lobe from infancy.

Regev TI, Lipkin B, Boebinger D, Paunov A, Kean H, Norman-Haignere S, Fedorenko E

bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology.. 2023 January 18 Epub 01/18/2023.

A neural population selective for song in human auditory cortex.

Norman-Haignere SV, Feather J, Boebinger D, Brunner P, Ritaccio A, McDermott JH, Schalk G, Kanwisher N

Current biology : CB.. 2022 April 1132 (7):1470-1484.e12. Epub 02/22/2022.

Multiscale temporal integration organizes hierarchical computation in human auditory cortex.

Norman-Haignere SV, Long LK, Devinsky O, Doyle W, Irobunda I, Merricks EM, Feldstein NA, McKhann GM, Schevon CA, Flinker A, Mesgarani N

Nature human behaviour.. 2022 March 6 (3):455-469. Epub 02/10/2022.

Understanding Adaptive, Multiscale Temporal Integration In Deep Speech Recognition Systems.

Keshishian M, Norman-Haignere SV, Mesgarani N

Advances in neural information processing systems.. 2021 December 34 :24455-24467. Epub 1900 01 01.

Distinct higher-order representations of natural sounds in human and ferret auditory cortex.

Landemard A, Bimbard C, Demené C, Shamma S, Norman-Haignere S, Boubenec Y

eLife.. 2021 November 1810 Epub 11/18/2021.

Causal inference in environmental sound recognition.

Traer J, Norman-Haignere SV, McDermott JH

Cognition.. 2021 September 214 :104627. Epub 05/24/2021.

Music-selective neural populations arise without musical training.

Boebinger D, Norman-Haignere SV, McDermott JH, Kanwisher N

Journal of neurophysiology.. 2021 June 1125 (6):2237-2263. Epub 02/17/2021.

Divergence in the functional organization of human and macaque auditory cortex revealed by fMRI responses to harmonic tones.

Norman-Haignere SV, Kanwisher N, McDermott JH, Conway BR

Nature neuroscience.. 2019 July 22 (7):1057-1060. Epub 06/10/2019.

Decoding Task-Related Functional Brain Imaging Data to Identify Developmental Disorders: The Case of Congenital Amusia.

Albouy P, Caclin A, Norman-Haignere SV, Lévêque Y, Peretz I, Tillmann B, Zatorre RJ

Frontiers in neuroscience.. 2019 13 :1165. Epub 10/30/2019.

Neural responses to natural and model-matched stimuli reveal distinct computations in primary and nonprimary auditory cortex.

Norman-Haignere SV, McDermott JH

PLoS biology.. 2018 December 16 (12):e2005127. Epub 12/03/2018.

A Task-Optimized Neural Network Replicates Human Auditory Behavior, Predicts Brain Responses, and Reveals a Cortical Processing Hierarchy.

Kell AJE, Yamins DLK, Shook EN, Norman-Haignere SV, McDermott JH

Neuron.. 2018 May 298 (3):630-644.e16. Epub 04/19/2018.

Distortion products in auditory fMRI research: Measurements and solutions.

Norman-Haignere S, McDermott JH

NeuroImage.. 2016 April 1129 :401-413. Epub 01/28/2016.

Pitch-Responsive Cortical Regions in Congenital Amusia.

Norman-Haignere SV, Albouy P, Caclin A, McDermott JH, Kanwisher NG, Tillmann B

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2016 March 936 (10):2986-94. Epub 1900 01 01.

Distinct Cortical Pathways for Music and Speech Revealed by Hypothesis-Free Voxel Decomposition.

Norman-Haignere S, Kanwisher NG, McDermott JH

Neuron.. 2015 December 1688 (6):1281-1296. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cortical pitch regions in humans respond primarily to resolved harmonics and are located in specific tonotopic regions of anterior auditory cortex.

Norman-Haignere S, Kanwisher N, McDermott JH

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2013 December 1133 (50):19451-69. Epub 1900 01 01.

Sensitivity to musical structure in the human brain.

Fedorenko E, McDermott JH, Norman-Haignere S, Kanwisher N

Journal of neurophysiology.. 2012 December 108 (12):3289-300. Epub 09/26/2012.

Category-selective background connectivity in ventral visual cortex.

Norman-Haignere SV, McCarthy G, Chun MM, Turk-Browne NB

Cerebral cortex.. 2012 February 22 (2):391-402. Epub 06/13/2011.

Face-Specific Resting Functional Connectivity between the Fusiform Gyrus and Posterior Superior Temporal Sulcus.

Turk-Browne NB, Norman-Haignere SV, McCarthy G

Frontiers in human neuroscience.. 2010 4 :176. Epub 09/24/2010.