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Kenneth E. Hancock, Ph.D.


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  1. R03DC007353 (HANCOCK, KENNETH E) Apr 1, 2005 - Sep 30, 2008
    Neural Mechanisms of Interaural Time Difference Coding
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. F32DC005295 (HANCOCK, KENNETH E) Aug 1, 2001 - Jul 31, 2004
    Neural correlates of the precedence effect
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Su Y, Chung Y, Goodman DFM, Hancock KE, Delgutte B. Rate and Temporal Coding of Regular and Irregular Pulse Trains in Auditory Midbrain of Normal-Hearing and Cochlear-Implanted Rabbits. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2021 Apr 23. PMID: 33891217.
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  2. Mepani AM, Verhulst S, Hancock KE, Garrett M, Vasilkov V, Bennett K, de Gruttola V, Liberman MC, Maison SF. Envelope following responses predict speech-in-noise performance in normal-hearing listeners. J Neurophysiol. 2021 04 01; 125(4):1213-1222. PMID: 33656936.
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  3. Asokan MM, Williamson RS, Hancock KE, Polley DB. Inverted central auditory hierarchies for encoding local intervals and global temporal patterns. Curr Biol. 2021 Apr 26; 31(8):1762-1770.e4. PMID: 33609455.
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  4. Clayton KK, Williamson RS, Hancock KE, Tasaka GI, Mizrahi A, Hackett TA, Polley DB. Auditory Corticothalamic Neurons Are Recruited by Motor Preparatory Inputs. Curr Biol. 2021 Jan 25; 31(2):310-321.e5. PMID: 33157020.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  5. Chen JX, Whitton JP, Parthasarathy A, Hancock KE, Polley DB. Fluctuations in Subjective Tinnitus Ratings Over Time: Implications for Clinical Research. Otol Neurotol. 2020 10; 41(9):e1167-e1173. PMID: 32925865.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Grant KJ, Mepani AM, Wu P, Hancock KE, de Gruttola V, Liberman MC, Maison SF. Electrophysiological markers of cochlear function correlate with hearing-in-noise performance among audiometrically normal subjects. J Neurophysiol. 2020 08 01; 124(2):418-431. PMID: 32639924.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  7. Dorkoski R, Hancock KE, Whaley GA, Wohl TR, Stroud NC, Day ML. Stimulus-frequency-dependent dominance of sound localization cues across the cochleotopic map of the inferior colliculus. J Neurophysiol. 2020 05 01; 123(5):1791-1807. PMID: 32186439.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  8. Romero S, Hight AE, Clayton KK, Resnik J, Williamson RS, Hancock KE, Polley DB. Cellular and Widefield Imaging of Sound Frequency Organization in Primary and Higher Order Fields of the Mouse Auditory Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2020 03 14; 30(3):1603-1622. PMID: 31667491.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    
  9. Parthasarathy A, Hancock KE, Bennett K, DeGruttola V, Polley DB. Bottom-up and top-down neural signatures of disordered multi-talker speech perception in adults with normal hearing. Elife. 2020 01 21; 9. PMID: 31961322.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  10. Mepani AM, Kirk SA, Hancock KE, Bennett K, de Gruttola V, Liberman MC, Maison SF. Middle Ear Muscle Reflex and Word Recognition in "Normal-Hearing" Adults: Evidence for Cochlear Synaptopathy? Ear Hear. 2020 Jan/Feb; 41(1):25-38. PMID: 31584501.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  11. Vila CH, Williamson RS, Hancock KE, Polley DB. Optimizing optogenetic stimulation protocols in auditory corticofugal neurons based on closed-loop spike feedback. J Neural Eng. 2019 10 29; 16(6):066023. PMID: 31394519.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Buechel BD, Hancock KE, Chung Y, Delgutte B. Improved Neural Coding of ITD with Bilateral Cochlear Implants by Introducing Short Inter-pulse Intervals. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2018 12; 19(6):681-702. PMID: 30191423.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  13. Asokan MM, Williamson RS, Hancock KE, Polley DB. Publisher Correction: Sensory overamplification in layer 5 auditory corticofugal projection neurons following cochlear nerve synaptic damage. Nat Commun. 2018 08 03; 9(1):3158. PMID: 30076289.
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  14. Asokan MM, Williamson RS, Hancock KE, Polley DB. Sensory overamplification in layer 5 auditory corticofugal projection neurons following cochlear nerve synaptic damage. Nat Commun. 2018 06 25; 9(1):2468. PMID: 29941910.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  15. Valero MD, Hancock KE, Maison SF, Liberman MC. Effects of cochlear synaptopathy on middle-ear muscle reflexes in unanesthetized mice. Hear Res. 2018 06; 363:109-118. PMID: 29598837.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Whitton JP, Hancock KE, Shannon JM, Polley DB. Audiomotor Perceptual Training Enhances Speech Intelligibility in Background Noise. Curr Biol. 2017 Nov 06; 27(21):3237-3247.e6. PMID: 29056453.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Hancock KE, Chung Y, McKinney MF, Delgutte B. Temporal Envelope Coding by Inferior Colliculus Neurons with Cochlear Implant Stimulation. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2017 Dec; 18(6):771-788. PMID: 28717877.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Wilson US, Sadler KM, Hancock KE, Guinan JJ, Lichtenhan JT. Efferent inhibition strength is a physiological correlate of hyperacusis in children with autism spectrum disorder. J Neurophysiol. 2017 08 01; 118(2):1164-1172. PMID: 28592687.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Chung Y, Hancock KE, Delgutte B. Neural Coding of Interaural Time Differences with Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Unanesthetized Rabbits. J Neurosci. 2016 05 18; 36(20):5520-31. PMID: 27194332.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Whitton JP, Hancock KE, Shannon JM, Polley DB. Validation of a Self-Administered Audiometry Application: An Equivalence Study. Laryngoscope. 2016 10; 126(10):2382-8. PMID: 27140227.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Valero MD, Hancock KE, Liberman MC. The middle ear muscle reflex in the diagnosis of cochlear neuropathy. Hear Res. 2016 Feb; 332:29-38. PMID: 26657094.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  22. Lichtenhan JT, Wilson US, Hancock KE, Guinan JJ. Medial olivocochlear efferent reflex inhibition of human cochlear nerve responses. Hear Res. 2016 Mar; 333:216-224. PMID: 26364824.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Williamson RS, Hancock KE, Shinn-Cunningham BG, Polley DB. Locomotion and Task Demands Differentially Modulate Thalamic Audiovisual Processing during Active Search. Curr Biol. 2015 Jul 20; 25(14):1885-91. PMID: 26119749.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  24. Guo W, Hight AE, Chen JX, Klapoetke NC, Hancock KE, Shinn-Cunningham BG, Boyden ES, Lee DJ, Polley DB. Hearing the light: neural and perceptual encoding of optogenetic stimulation in the central auditory pathway. Sci Rep. 2015 May 22; 5:10319. PMID: 26000557.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  25. Herrmann BS, Brown MC, Eddington DK, Hancock KE, Lee DJ. Auditory brainstem implant: electrophysiologic responses and subject perception. Ear Hear. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):368-76. PMID: 25437141.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  26. Darrow KN, Slama MC, Kozin ED, Owoc M, Hancock K, Kempfle J, Edge A, Lacour S, Boyden E, Polley D, Brown MC, Lee DJ. Optogenetic stimulation of the cochlear nucleus using channelrhodopsin-2 evokes activity in the central auditory pathways. Brain Res. 2015 Mar 02; 1599:44-56. PMID: 25481416.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. Chambers AR, Hancock KE, Sen K, Polley DB. Online stimulus optimization rapidly reveals multidimensional selectivity in auditory cortical neurons. J Neurosci. 2014 Jul 02; 34(27):8963-75. PMID: 24990917.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  28. Whitton JP, Hancock KE, Polley DB. Immersive audiomotor game play enhances neural and perceptual salience of weak signals in noise. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 24; 111(25):E2606-15. PMID: 24927596.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
  29. Verma RU, Guex AA, Hancock KE, Durakovic N, McKay CM, Slama MC, Brown MC, Lee DJ. Auditory responses to electric and infrared neural stimulation of the rat cochlear nucleus. Hear Res. 2014 Apr; 310:69-75. PMID: 24508368.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  30. Chung Y, Hancock KE, Nam SI, Delgutte B. Coding of electric pulse trains presented through cochlear implants in the auditory midbrain of awake rabbit: comparison with anesthetized preparations. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 01; 34(1):218-31. PMID: 24381283.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  31. Richardson BD, Hancock KE, Caspary DM. Stimulus-specific adaptation in auditory thalamus of young and aged awake rats. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Oct; 110(8):1892-902. PMID: 23904489.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  32. Hancock KE, Chung Y, Delgutte B. Congenital and prolonged adult-onset deafness cause distinct degradations in neural ITD coding with bilateral cochlear implants. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2013 Jun; 14(3):393-411. PMID: 23462803.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  33. Chung Y, Hancock KE, Nam SI, Delgutte B. Better temporal neural coding with cochlear implants in awake animals. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013; 787:353-61. PMID: 23716241.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  34. Guo W, Chambers AR, Darrow KN, Hancock KE, Shinn-Cunningham BG, Polley DB. Robustness of cortical topography across fields, laminae, anesthetic states, and neurophysiological signal types. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 04; 32(27):9159-72. PMID: 22764225.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  35. Hancock KE, Chung Y, Delgutte B. Neural ITD coding with bilateral cochlear implants: effect of binaurally coherent jitter. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Aug 01; 108(3):714-28. PMID: 22592306.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  36. Chambers AR, Hancock KE, Maison SF, Liberman MC, Polley DB. Sound-evoked olivocochlear activation in unanesthetized mice. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2012 Apr; 13(2):209-217. PMID: 22160753.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  37. Hancock KE, Noel V, Ryugo DK, Delgutte B. Neural coding of interaural time differences with bilateral cochlear implants: effects of congenital deafness. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 20; 30(42):14068-79. PMID: 20962228.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  38. Devore S, Ihlefeld A, Hancock K, Shinn-Cunningham B, Delgutte B. Accurate sound localization in reverberant environments is mediated by robust encoding of spatial cues in the auditory midbrain. Neuron. 2009 Apr 16; 62(1):123-34. PMID: 19376072.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  39. Hancock KE, Delgutte B. A physiologically based model of interaural time difference discrimination. J Neurosci. 2004 Aug 11; 24(32):7110-7. PMID: 15306644.
    Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  40. Hancock KE, Voigt HF. Intracellularly labeled fusiform cells in dorsal cochlear nucleus of the gerbil. I. Physiological response properties. J Neurophysiol. 2002 May; 87(5):2505-19. PMID: 11976387.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  41. Hancock KE, Voigt HF. Intracellularly labeled fusiform cells in dorsal cochlear nucleus of the gerbil. II. Comparison of physiology and anatomy. J Neurophysiol. 2002 May; 87(5):2520-30. PMID: 11976388.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  42. Hancock KE, Voigt HF. Wideband inhibition of dorsal cochlear nucleus type IV units in cat: a computational model. Ann Biomed Eng. 1999 Jan-Feb; 27(1):73-87. PMID: 9916763.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  43. Hancock KE, Davis KA, Voigt HF. Modeling inhibition of type II units in the dorsal cochlear nucleus. Biol Cybern. 1997 Jun; 76(6):419-28. PMID: 9263430.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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