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Cortical correlates of speech intelligibility measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) (2018)
Journal Article
Lawrence, R. J., Wiggins, I. M., Anderson, C. A., Davies-Thompson, J., & Hartley, D. E. (2018). Cortical correlates of speech intelligibility measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Hearing Research, 370, 53-64. doi:10.1016/j.heares.2018.09.005

Functional neuroimaging has identified that the temporal, frontal and parietal cortex support core aspects of speech processing. An objective measure of speech intelligibility based on cortical activation in these brain regions would be extremely use... Read More

Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool (2017)
Journal Article
Davies, E. B., Craven, M. P., Martin, J. L., & Simons, L. (in press). Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool. Evidence-Based Mental Health, doi:10.1136/eb-2017-102755. ISSN 1362-0347

Background: Traditional evaluation methods are not keeping pace with rapid developments in mobile health. More flexible methodologies are needed to evaluate mHealth technologies, particularly simple, self-help tools. One approach is to combine a var... Read More

The just-noticeable difference in speech-to-noise ratio (2015)
Journal Article
McShefferty, D., Whitmer, W. M., & Akeroyd, M. A. (2015). The just-noticeable difference in speech-to-noise ratio. Trends in Hearing, 19, doi:10.1177/2331216515572316

Just-noticeable differences (JNDs) have been measured for various features of sounds, but despite its importance to communication, there is no benchmark for what is a just-noticeable—and possibly meaningful—difference in speech-to-noise ratio (SNR).... Read More