Dr Hedwig Gockel

Hedwig Gockel

University position

MRC Senior Investigator Scientist

Dr Hedwig Gockel is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit



Home page

http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


My research has covered various aspects of human hearing, mostly in healthy individuals. Amongst them are pitch perception, auditory grouping and streaming processes, effects of attention on auditory perception, loudness perception and masking. It incorporates mostly behavioural and electrophysiological recording techniques.

Research Focus



sound segregation


frequency following response

Clinical conditions


Hearing and balance deficits


Behavioural analysis

Electrophysiological recording techniques



Bob Carlyon

Brian Moore

United Kingdom

Chris Plack Web: http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/staff/1...

Associated News Items



    Deeks JM, Gockel HE, Carlyon RP (2013), “Further examination of complex pitch perception in the absence of a place-rate match.” J Acoust Soc Am 133(1):377-88 Details

    Gockel HE, Muhammed L, Farooq R, Plack CJ, Carlyon RP (2013), “No evidence for ITD-specific adaptation in the frequency following response.” Adv Exp Med Biol 787:231-8 Details

    Marmel F, Linley D, Carlyon RP, Gockel HE, Hopkins K, Plack CJ (2013), “Subcortical neural synchrony and absolute thresholds predict frequency discrimination independently.” J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 14(5):757-66 Details


    Gockel HE, Farooq R, Muhammed L, Plack CJ, Carlyon RP (2012), “Differences between psychoacoustic and frequency following response measures of distortion tone level and masking.” J Acoust Soc Am 132(4):2524-35 Details

    Moore BC, Gockel HE (2012), “Properties of auditory stream formation.” Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367(1591):919-31 Details


    Gockel HE, Carlyon RP, Mehta A, Plack CJ (2011), “The frequency following response (FFR) may reflect pitch-bearing information but is not a direct representation of pitch.” J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 12(6):767-82 Details

    Gockel HE, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2011), “Combination of spectral and binaurally created harmonics in a common central pitch processor.” J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 12(2):253-60 Details

    Moore BC, Gockel HE (2011), “Resolvability of components in complex tones and implications for theories of pitch perception.” Hear Res 276(1-2):88-97 Details

    Plack CJ, Turgeon M, Lancaster S, Carlyon RP, Gockel HE (2011), “Frequency discrimination duration effects for Huggins pitch and narrowband noise (L).” J Acoust Soc Am 129(1):1-4 Details


    Gockel HE, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2010), “Combining information across frequency regions in fundamental frequency discrimination.” J Acoust Soc Am 127(4):2466-78 Details


    Carlyon RP, Deeks JM, Shtyrov Y, Grahn J, Gockel HE, Hauk O, Pulvermüller F (2009), “Changes in the perceived duration of a narrowband sound induced by a preceding stimulus.” J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 35(6):1898-912 Details

    Gockel HE, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2009), “Pitch discrimination interference between binaural and monaural or diotic pitches.” J Acoust Soc Am 126(1):281-90 Details

    Gockel HE, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2009), “Further examination of pitch discrimination interference between complex tones containing resolved harmonics.” J Acoust Soc Am 125(2):1059-66 Details

    Gockel HE, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2009), “Reduced contribution of a nonsimultaneous mistuned harmonic to residue pitch: the role of harmonic number.” J Acoust Soc Am 125(1):15-8 Details

    Gockel HE, Hafter ER, Moore BC (2009), “Pitch discrimination interference: the role of ear of entry and of octave similarity.” J Acoust Soc Am 125(1):324-7 Details


    Gockel HE, Moore BC, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2007), “Effect of duration on the frequency discrimination of individual partials in a complex tone and on the discrimination of fundamental frequency.” J Acoust Soc Am 121(1):373-82 Details


    Gockel H, Moore BC, Plack CJ, Carlyon RP (2006), “Effect of noise on the detectability and fundamental frequency discrimination of complex tones.” J Acoust Soc Am 120(2):957-65 Details


    Gockel H, Carlyon RP, Moore BC (2005), “Pitch discrimination interference: the role of pitch pulse asynchrony.” J Acoust Soc Am 117(6):3860-6 Details

    Gockel H, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2005), “Dominance region for pitch: effects of duration and dichotic presentation.” J Acoust Soc Am 117(3 Pt 1):1326-36 Details

    Gockel H, Plack CJ, Carlyon RP (2005), “Reduced contribution of a nonsimultaneous mistuned harmonic to residue pitch.” J Acoust Soc Am 118(6):3783-93 Details


    Gockel H, Carlyon RP, Plack CJ (2004), “Across-frequency interference effects in fundamental frequency discrimination: questioning evidence for two pitch mechanisms.” J Acoust Soc Am 116(2):1092-104 Details


    Gockel H, Moore BC, Patterson RD (2003), “Asymmetry of masking between complex tones and noise: partial loudness.” J Acoust Soc Am 114(1):349-60 Details

    Gockel H, Moore BC, Patterson RD, Meddis R (2003), “Louder sounds can produce less forward masking: effects of component phase in complex tones.” J Acoust Soc Am 114(2):978-90 Details


    Gockel H, Carlyon RP, Deeks JM (2002), “Effect of modulator asynchrony of sinusoidal and noise modulators on frequency and amplitude modulation detection interference.” J Acoust Soc Am 112(6):2975-84 Details

    Gockel H, Moore BC, Patterson RD (2002), “Asymmetry of masking between complex tones and noise: the role of temporal structure and peripheral compression.” J Acoust Soc Am 111(6):2759-70 Details

    Gockel H, Moore BCJ, Patterson RD (2002), “Influence of component phase on the loudness of complex tones” Acta Acustica united with Acustica 88(3): 369-377

    Moore BCJ, Gockel H (2002), “Factors influencing sequential stream segregation” Acta Acustica united with Acustica 88(3): 320-333


    Gockel H, Moore BC, Carlyon RP (2001), “Influence of rate of change of frequency on the overall pitch of frequency-modulated tones.” J Acoust Soc Am 109(2):701-12 Details


    Gockel H, Carlyon RP (2000), “Frequency modulation detection interference produced by asynchronous and nonsimultaneous interferers.” J Acoust Soc Am 108(5 Pt 1):2329-36 Details


    Gockel H, Carlyon RP, Micheyl C (1999), “Context dependence of fundamental-frequency discrimination: lateralized temporal fringes.” J Acoust Soc Am 106(6):3553-63 Details


    Gockel H (1998), “On possible cues in profile analysis: identification of the incremented component.” J Acoust Soc Am 103(1):542-52 Details

    Gockel H, Carlyon RP (1998), “Effects of ear of entry and perceived location of synchronous and asynchronous components on mistuning detection.” J Acoust Soc Am 104(6):3534-45 Details


    Gockel H, Colonius H (1997), “Auditory profile analysis: is there perceptual constancy for spectral shape for stimuli roved in frequency?” J Acoust Soc Am 102(4):2311-5 Details