Dr Bob Carlyon

Bob Carlyon

University position

MRC Programme Leader

Dr Bob Carlyon is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

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Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


My research has spanned a wide range of topics in human hearing, but has most recently focused on the problem of how we can listen to one voice in the presence of interfering sounds, such as other speakers. It incorporates behavioural and electrophysiological experiments with normal-hearing listeners, and studies of hearing by deaf patients fitted with a cochlear implant.

Research Focus



sound segregation


cochlear implants

Clinical conditions



Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)


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Key publications

Carlyon RP, Long CJ, Deeks JM, McKay CM (2007), “Concurrent sound segregation in acoustic and electric hearing” J Assoc Res Otol 8:119-133 Details

Carlyon RP, van Wieringen A, Deeks JM, Long CJ, Lyzenga J, Wouters J (2005), “Effect of inter-phase gap on the sensitivity of cochlear implant users to electrical stimulation” Hearing Research 205:210-224 Details

Carlyon RP, Cusack R, Foxton JM, Robertson IH (2001), “Effects of attention and unilateral neglect on auditory stream segregation” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 27:115-127