PublicationsMARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development maintains a strong publications record in refereed journals.

Academic staff are encouraged to target high impact journals that are of specific relevance to their discipline areas while it actively encourages academic collaboration and interdisciplinary research.

Higher Degree Research students are also encouraged to publish their research findings within their candidature.

Recent publications are listed below. Publications for previous years are accessed by clicking on the link on the right.


Doyle, M., Moustafa, A. & Khadr M. (2015).  Brain-Inspired Math, ISBN: 978-0-9963035-0-7, published by Alpha Smart Brain.

Book Chapters

Cutler, A. (2015). Lexical stress in English pronunciation, In M. Reed & J.M. Levis (Eds.), The Handbook of English Pronunciation, New York: Wiley-Blackwell; pp. 106-124

Estival, D. (2015). AusTalk and Alveo: An Australian corpus and human communication science collaboration down under, Language Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon, 545-560. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08042-7_29

van Schaik, A., Hamilton, T.(2015). Silicon Cochlea Building Blocks, Event-Based Neuromorphic Systems, 219-234., Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons

van Schaik, A., Hamilton, T., Liu, S. - C. (2015). Silicon Cochleas, Event-Based Neuromorphic Systems,71-89., Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons

Journal Articles

Afshar, S., George, L., Thakur, C., Tapson, J., van Schaik, A., de Chazal, P., et al. (2015). Turn down that noise: Synaptic encoding of afferent SNR in a single spiking neuron, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 9 (2), 188-196. doi:10.1109//tbcas,2915,2416391

Baker, B., Bundgaard-Nielsen, R.(2015). On speaking terms: Unravelling Roper Kriol, International Innovation, Issue 180, 68-69.

Balasubramani, P., Chakravarthy, S., Ravindran, B., & Moustafa, A.(2015). A network model of basal ganglia for understanding the roles of dopamine and serotonin in reward-punishment-risk based decision making, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 9, 1-21. doi:10.3389/fncom.2015.00076

Bassetti, B., Escudero, P., Hayes-Harb, R. (2015). Second language phonology at the interface between acoustic and orthographic input, Applied Psycholinguistics, 36 (1), 1-6. doi:10.1017/S0142716414000393

Breen, P. P., Nene, A., Grace, P., & OLaighin, G. (2015). Fine-Wire Electromyography Response to Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in the Triceps Surae. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering : A Publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, PP(99), 1. doi:10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2357180

Cavedon, L., Kroos, C., Herath, D., Burnham, D., Bishop, L., Leung, Y. & Stevens, C. (2014).  "C'mon dude!": Users adapt their behaviour to a robotic agent with an attention model,

Chladkova, K., Escudero, P., Lipski, S. (2015). When "AA" is long but "A" is not short: Speakers who distinguish short and long vowels in production do not necessarily encode a short-long contrast in their phonological lexicon, Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-8. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00438

Cutler, A. (2015). Representation of second language phonology. Applied Psycholinguistics, 36 (1), 115-128. doi:10.1017/S0142716414000459

D'Ausilio, A., Novembre, G., Fadiga, L., & Keller, P. (2015). What can music tell us about social interaction?, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19 (3), 111-114. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2015.01.005

Dean, R., Bailes, F. (2015). Using time series analysis to evaluate skin conductance during movement in piano improvisation, Psychology of Music, 43 (1), 3-23. doi:10.1177/0305735613489917

Ernestus, M., & Cutler, A. (2015). BALDEY: A database of auditory lexical decisions. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 1469-1488. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.984730

Escudero, P. (2015). Orthography plays a limited role when learning the phonological forms of new words: The case of Spanish and English learners of novel Dutch words, Applied Psycholinguistics, 36 (1), 7-22. doi:10.1017/S014271641400040X

Gargiulo, G. (2015). True unipolar ECG machine for Wilson Central Terminal measurements, BioMed Research International, 1-7, doi:10.1155/2738

Gargiulo, G.,O'Loughlin, A. & Breen, P.(2014).  Electro-resistive bands for non-invasive cardiac and respiration monitoring, a feasibility study, Physiological Measurement, 36 (2), N35-N49. doi:10.1088/0967-3334/36/2/N35

Gibert, G., Olsen, K. N., Leung, Y., & Stevens, C. J. (2015). Transforming an embodied conversational agent into an efficient talking head: From keyframe-based animation to multimodal concatenation synthesis. Computational Cognitive Science, 1 (1), 1-12. doi:10.1186/s40469-015-0007-8

Giezen, M., Escudero, P.(2015). Luisteraars maken de balans op: Akoestische cue-weging tijdens klankherkenning, (Listeners take stock: Acoustic cue weighting during sound recognition), Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 20 (2015), 1-26.

Hove, M., Keller, P. (2015). Impaired movement timing in neurological disorders: Rehabilitation and treatment strategies, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1337, 111-117. doi:10.1111/nyas12615

Jacoby, N., Keller, P., Repp, B., Ahissar, M., Tishby, N. (2015). Lower bound on the accuracy of parameter estimation methods for linear sensorimotor synchronization models, Timing & Time Perception, 3 (1-2), 32-51. doi:10.1163/22134468-00002047

Kondaurova, M., Bergeson, T., Xu, H., & Kitamura, C. (2015). Affective properties of mothers' speech to infants with hearing impairment and cochlear implants, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 590-600. doi:10.1044/2015._JSLHR-S-14-0095

Kriengwatana, B., Escudero, P., ten Cate, C. (2014). Revisiting vocal perception in non-human animals: A review of vowel discrimination, speaker voice recognition, and speaker normalization, Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-13. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01543

Lam-Cassettari, C., Wadnerkar-Kamble, M., James, D. (2015). Enhancing parent-child communication and parental self-esteem with a video-feedback intervention: Outcomes with prelingual deaf and hard-of-hearing children, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015, 266-274. doi:10.1093/deafed/env008

MacRitchie, J. (2015).  The art and science behind piano touch: A review connecting multi-disciplinary literature, Musica Scientiae, 19 (2), 171-190, doi: 10.1177/1029864915572813

MacRitchie, J. & Nuti, G. (2015).  Using historical accounts of harpsichord touch to empirically investigate the production and perception of dynamics on the 1788 Taskin, Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-13, 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00183

MacRitchie, J., McPherson, A. (2015). Integrating optical finger motion tracking with surface touch events, Frontiers in Psychology, 6,1-14. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00702

Mahajan, Y., McArthur, G. (2015). Maturation of mismatch negativity and P3a response across adolescence, Neuroscience Letters, 587,102-106. doi:10.1016/jneulet.2014.12.041

Mandali, A., Rengaswamy, M., Chakravarthy, S., & Moustafa, A. (2015). A spiking Basal Ganglia model of synchrony, exploration and decision making, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9, 1-21. doi:10.3389/fnins.2015.00191

Mills, P., van der Steen, M., Schultz, B., & Keller, P.(2015). Individual differences in temporal anticipation and adaptation during sensorimotor synchronization, Timing and Time Perception, 1-19. doi:10.1163/22134468-03002040

Milne, A., Laney, R., Sharp, D. (2015). A spectral pitch class model of the probe tone data and scalic tonality, Music Perception, 32 (4), 374-393. doi:10.1525/MP.2015.32.4.364

Molesworth, B., Estival, D. (2015). Miscommunication in general aviation: The influence of external factors on communication errors, Safety Science, 73, 73-79. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2014.11.004

Morrison, N., Burnham, D., Morrison, B. (2015). Cognitive load in cross-modal dual-task processing, Applied Cognitive Psychology29 (3), 436-444. doi:10.1002/acp.3122

Moustafa, A., Keri, S., Somlai, Z., Balsdon, T., Frydecka, D., Misiak, B., et al. (2015). Drift diffusion model of reward and punishment learning in schizophrenia: Modeling and experimental data, Behavioural Brain Research, 291, 147-154. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.024

Nguyen, Q., Zhang, K., Simoff, S. (2015). Unlocking the complexity of port data with visualization, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 45 (2), 272-279. doi:10.1109/THMS.2014.2369375

Norris, D., McQueen, J.M. & Cutler, A. (2015). Prediction, Bayesian inference and feedback in speech recognition, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/23273798.2015.108170

Olsen, K. N., Dean, R. T., Stevens, C. J., & Bailes, F. (2015). Both acoustic intensity and loudness contribute to time-series models of perceived affect in music. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 25, 124-137. doi:10.1037/pmu0000087

Phillips, J., Hewedi, D., Eissa, A., & Moustafa, A.(2015). The cerebellum and psychiatric disorders, Frontiers in Public Health, 3, 1-8. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2015.00066

Raffard, S., Salesse, R., Marin, L., Del-Monte, J., Schmidt, R., Varlet, M., et al. (2015). Social priming enhances interpersonal synchronization and feeling of connectedness towards schizophrenia patients, Scientific Reports5, 1-8. doi:10.1038/srep08156

Reid, A., Burnham, D., Kasisopa, B., Reilly, R., Attina, V., Xu-Rattanasone, N., Best, C.(2015). Perceptual assimilation of lexical tone: The roles of language experience and visual information, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77 (2), 571-591. doi:10.3758/s13414-014-0791-3

Shaw, J., Adamantios, G. (2015). Stochastic time models of syllable structure, PLOS One1-36, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124714

Sheynin, J., Moustafa, A., Beck, K., Servatius, R., Myers, C. (2015). Testing the role of reward and punishment sensitivity in avoidance behavior: A computational modeling approach, Behavioural Brain Research, 283 (2015), 121-138. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.033

Suominen, H., Johnson, M., Zhou, L., Sanchez, P., Sirel, R., Basilakis, J., Estival, D., et al. (2015). Capturing patient information at nursing shift changes: Methodological evaluation of speech recognition and information extraction, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 22 (e1), e48-e66. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002868

Tapson, J., Cohen, G., van Schaik, A. (2015). ELM solutions for event-based systems, Neurocomputing, 149 (Part A), 435-442. doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2014.01.074

Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Theeuwes, J., & Alais, D. (2015). Evolving the stimulus to fit the brain: A genetic algorithm reveals the brain's feature priorities in visual search, Journal of Vision, 15 (2), 1-15. doi:10.1167/15.2.8

van der Steen, M., Schwartze, M., Kotz, S., & Keller, P. (2015). Modeling effects of cerebellar and basal ganglia lesions on adaptation and anticipation during sensorimotor synchronization, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1337, 101-110. doi:10.1111/nyas.12628

van Schaik, A., Tapson, J. (2015). Online and adaptive pseudoinverse solutions for ELM weights, Neurocomputing, 149 (Part A), 233-238. doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2014.01.071

Varlet, M., Richardson, M. (2015). What would be Usain Bolt's 100-meter sprint world record without Tyson Gay? Unintentional interpersonal synchronization between the two sprinters, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41 (1), 36-41. doi:10.1037/a0038640

Wang, R., Hamilton, T., Tapson, J., & van Schaik, A. (2015). A neuromorphic implementation of mutliple spike-timing synaptic plasticity rules for large-scale neural networks, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9 (180), 1-17. doi:10.3389/fnins.2015.00180

Conference Proceedings

Choi, J., Broersma, M. & Cutler, A. (2015). Enhanced processing of a lost language: Linguistic knowledge or linguistic skill? Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, September 2015.

de Chazal, P., Tapson, J., van Schaik, A. (2014).  Learning ELM network weights using linear discriminant analysis, Proceedings of ELM-2014 Volume 1, 183-191.

Kasi, P., Birznieks, I., van Schaik, A. (2015).  A point process approach to encode tactile afferents, Proceedings of 7th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, 328-331.

Khalifa, N., Nguyen, Q.V., Simoff, S. & Catchpoole, D. (2015). A Visualization System for Analyzing Biomedical and Genomic Data Sets Using Unity3D Platform, Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM 2015), Sydney, Australia, 27 - 30 January 2015.

Milne, A., Bulger, D., Herff, S., Sethares, W. (2015).  Perfect balance: A novel principle for the construction of musical scales and meters, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mathematics and computation in Music (MCM 2015),London, 97-108

Tapson, J., de Chazal, P., van Schaik, A. (2014).  Explicit computation of input weights in extreme learning machines, Proceedings of ELM-2014 Volume 1, 41-49.