Christian Stilp, PhD

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. (in press, 2014). Modest, reliable spectral peaks in preceding sounds influence vowel perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
  • 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)