Monita Chatterjee

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Speech recognition is robust to background noise. One underlying neural mechanism is that the auditory system segregates speech from the listening background and encodes it reliably. Such robust internal representation has been demonstrated in auditory cortex by neural activity entrained to the temporal envelope of speech. A paradox, however, then arises,(More)
Auditory stream segregation was measured in cochlear implant (CI) listeners using a subjective "Yes-No" task in which listeners indicated whether a sequence of stimuli was perceived as two separate streams or not. Stimuli were brief, 50-ms pulse trains A and B, presented in an A_B_A_A_B_A... sequence, with 50 ms in between consecutive stimuli. All stimuli(More)
It is hypothesized that channel-interaction in cochlear implant listeners as measured in a modulation-masking experiment would be influenced by both the tonotopic overlap between masker and signal as well as an interaction between their envelopes. Two experiments were conducted to measure the effects of maskers with noisy and steady-state envelopes on(More)
  • M Chatterjee
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 1999
The effect of increasing the separation between the two members of a stimulating electrode pair was studied in four users of the Nucleus-22 cochlear implant. Two experiments were performed. In experiment 1, detection threshold for a 200-ms, 500-pulses/s biphasic pulse train was measured as the spatial separation between the active and return electrodes was(More)
Fundamental frequency (F0) processing by cochlear implant (CI) listeners was measured using a psychophysical task and a speech intonation recognition task. Listeners' Weber fractions for modulation frequency discrimination were measured using an adaptive, 3-interval, forced-choice paradigm: stimuli were presented through a custom research interface. In the(More)
In the past, several researchers have reported a substantial shift in the peak of the tone-evoked excitation pattern toward the base of the cochlea following an increase in the SPL of the stimulating tone. Evidence for such peak shifts has been found in the responses of auditory nerve fibers, cochlear microphonics, and the responses of outer hair cells and(More)
In multi-channel cochlear implants, electrical current is delivered to appropriate electrodes in the cochlea to approximate the spatial representation of speech. Theoretically, electrode configurations that restrict the current spread within the cochlea (e.g., bi- or tri-polar stimulation) may provide better spatial selectivity, and in turn, better speech(More)
Three experiments were designed to examine temporal envelope processing by cochlear implant (CI) listeners. In experiment 1, the hypothesis that listeners' modulation sensitivity would in part determine their ability to discriminate between temporal modulation rates was examined. Temporal modulation transfer functions (TMTFs) obtained in an amplitude(More)
Temporal gap detection thresholds were measured between perceptually dissimilar electrical markers in cochlear implant listeners. Both markers were presented to the same electrode pair. The amplitude and pulse rate of the first marker were fixed, and gap thresholds were measured as a function of either the pulse rate or the amplitude of the second marker.(More)
Envelope detection and processing are very important for cochlear implant (CI) listeners, who must rely on obtaining significant amounts of acoustic information from the time-varying envelopes of stimuli. In previous work, Chatterjee and Robert [JARO 2(2), 159-171 (2001)] reported on a stochastic-resonance-type effect in modulation detection by CI(More)