Jonathan Peelle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neurosciences Program

  • 314-362-9044

  • 8115

  • McMillan Building Room 811




  • speech, language, auditory, hearing, aging, fMRI, VBM

  • The neuroscience of speech comprehension, aging, and hearing impairment.

Research Abstract:

The interests of our lab are centered on the interaction of auditory and cognitive contributions during speech comprehension, and the neurobiological processes that support them. Some of the ways we have studied this have included examining speech processing developmentally (e.g., in older age or with children) and in people with hearing difficulty. Methods include behavioral testing, functional MRI, structural MRI, and optical imaging.

Selected Publications:

Peelle JE, Wingfield A (2016) The neural consequences of age-related hearing loss. Trends in Neurosciences 39:486–497. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2016.05.001

Hassanpour MS, Eggebrecht AT, Culver JP, Peelle JE (2015) Mapping cortical responses to speech using high-density diffuse optical tomography. NeuroImage 117:319–326. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.058

Peelle JE (2014) Methodological challenges and solutions in auditory functional magnetic resonance imaging. Frontiers in Neuroscience 8:253. doi:10.3389/fnins.2014.00253

Van Engen KJ, Peelle JE (2014) Listening effort and accented speech. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:577. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00577

Peelle JE, Gross J, Davis MH (2013) Phase-locked responses to speech in human auditory cortex are enhanced during comprehension. Cerebral Cortex. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs118

Peelle JE, Davis MH (2012) Neural oscillations carry speech rhythm through to comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology 3:320. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00320

Wingfield A, Peelle JE (2012) How does hearing loss affect the brain? Aging Health 8:107–109. doi:10.2217/AHE.12.5

Peelle JE, Troiani V, Grossman M, Wingfield A (2011) Hearing loss in older adults affects neural systems supporting speech comprehension. Journal of Neuroscience 31:12638–12643. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.2559-11.2011

Peelle JE, Johnsrude IS, Davis MH (2010) Hierarchical processing for speech in human auditory cortex and beyond. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 4:51. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2010.00051

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