Christian Stilp, PhD

Christian Stilp, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. Dr. Stilp's research areas include speech perception, auditory perception, perceptual organization, perceptual learning, efficient coding, and natural signal statistics.

Assistant Professor

Life Sciences Building, 308

(502) 852-0820

christian DOT stilp AT louisville DOT edu




  • Ph.D., 2011, University of Wisconsin

Research Interests

Auditory perception, speech perception, efficient coding, perceptual organization, perceptual learning, sensory neuroscience, computational modeling.

Graduate Applicants

Yes, I am accepting applications for graduate research assistants to join the lab in fall 2016. Please contact me for more information.

Representative Publications

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  • Assgari, A.A., & Stilp, C.E. (2015). Talker information influences spectral contrast effects in speech categorization. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(5), 3023-3032.
  • Stilp, C.E., Anderson, P.W., & Winn, M.B. (2015). Predicting spectral contrast effects following reliable spectral properties in speech perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(6), 3466-3476.
  • Stilp, C.E., & Goupell, M.J. (2015). Spectral and temporal resolution of information-bearing acoustic changes for understanding vocoded sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(2), 844-855.
  • Stilp, C.E., & Anderson, P.W. (2014). Modest, reliable spectral peaks in preceding sounds influence vowel perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136(5), EL383-EL389.
  • Stilp, C.E., & Kluender, K.R. (2012). Efficient coding and statistically optimal weighting of covariance among acoustic attributes in novel sounds. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30845. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030845
  • Stilp, C.E., Rogers, T.T., & Kluender, K.R. (2010). Rapid efficient coding of correlated complex acoustic properties. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 107(50), 21914-21919.
  • Stilp, C.E., & Kluender, K.R. (2010). Cochlea-scaled spectral entropy, not consonants, vowels, or time, best predicts speech intelligibility. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 107(27), 12387-12392.

Courses Often Taught

  • PSYC301 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC331 Sensation and Perception (undergraduate)
  • PSYC631 Sensation and Perception (graduate)
  • PSYC646/AUDI648 Hearing Science