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


  • Ph.D., 2011, University of Wisconsin

Research Interests

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

Representative Publications

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  • Stilp, C.E., Anderson, P.W., & Winn, M.B. (accepted with minor revision). Predicting spectral contrast effects following reliable spectral properties in speech perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
  • 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. (2014). Information-bearing acoustic change outperforms duration in predicting sentence intelligibility of full-spectrum and noise-vocoded sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(3), 1518-1529.
  • Stilp, C.E., Goupell, M.J., & Kluender, K.R. (2013). Speech perception in simulated electric hearing exploits information-bearing acoustic change. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(2), EL136-EL141.
  • 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.
  • Stilp, C.E., Alexander, J.M., Kiefte, M., & Kluender, K.R. (2010). Auditory color constancy: Calibration to reliable spectral properties across speech and nonspeech contexts and targets. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72(2), 470-480.

Courses Often Taught

  • PSYC301 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC331 Sensation and Perception (undergraduate)
  • PSYC631 Sensation and Perception (graduate)