Vision, Hearing, Eye Movements, and the Brain

Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D.

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Groh, J. M. 2014. Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are. Harvard University Press. Flier Table of Contents and Index.Order information. Also Amazon


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Gruters, KG; Murphy, DLK; Smith, DW; Shera, CA; Groh, JM.  The eardrums move when the eyes move: A multisensory effect on the mechanics of hearing.  Submitted; available on pre-print server biorxiv (doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/107185).  Press article in the New Scientist.

Caruso, VC; Mohl, JT; Glynn, C; Lee J; Willett, S; Zaman, A; Estrada, R; Tokdar, S; Groh JM.  Evidence for time division multiplexing of multiple simultaneous items in a sensory coding bottleneck.  Submitted; available on pre-print server biorxiv (doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/107185). 

Caruso, VC; Pages, DS; Sommer, MA; Groh, JM.  Beyond the labelled line:variation in visual reference frames from intraparietal cortex to frontal eye fields and the superior colliculus.  Submitted; available on pre-print server biorxiv (doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/124628)

Willett, SM; Groh, JM; Maddox, RK.  Hearing in a "moving" visual world:  Coordinate transformations along the auditory pathway.  In press, Springer Handbook for Auditory Research.  (PDF version)

Pages, DS; Ross, DA; Puñal, VM; Agashe, S; Dweck, I; Mueller, J; Grill, WM; Wilson, BS; Groh, JM.  2016.  Effects of electrical stimulation in the inferior colliculus on frequency discrimination by rhesus monkeys and implications for the auditory midbrain implant.  J. Neurosci. 36(18):5071-83. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3540-15.2016.  PMID: 27147659 (PDF version)

Caruso, VC; Pages, DS; Sommer, MA; Groh, JM.  2016.  Similar prevalence and magnitude of auditory-evoked and visually-evoked activity in the frontal eye fields:  implications for multisensory motor control. J. Neurophys. 2016 Mar 2:jn.00935.2015. doi: 10.1152/jn.00935.2015. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 26936983 (PDF version - preprint)

Lee, J and Groh, J. M. 2014. Different stimuli, different spatial codes: a visual map and an auditory rate code for oculomotor space in the primate superior colliculus. PLOS One. 9(1)e85017. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085017. (PDF version)

Pages, D. S. and Groh, J. M. 2013. Looking at the ventriloquist: Visual outcome of eye movements calibrates sound localization. PLOS One. 8(8):e72562. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072562. PMCID: PMC3757015 (PDF version)

Gruters, KG and Groh, JM. 2012. Sounds and beyond: multisensory and other non-auditory signals in the inferior colliculus. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 6:96 PMCID: PMC3518932 (PDF version)

Zucker, N. L., Merwin, R. M., Bulik, C. M., Moskovich, A., Wildes, Groh, J. M. Subjective Experience of Sensation in Anorexia Nervosa. In press,, Behaviour Research and Therapy (6):256-65. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.01.010. Epub 2013 Feb 27 PMID: 23523866

Bulkin, DA and Groh, JM. 2012. Distribution of visual and saccade related information in the monkey inferior colliculus. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 6:61 (PDF version)

Lee, J. and Groh, JM.  2012.  Auditory signals evolve from hybrid- to eye-centered coordinates in the primate superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 108(1):227-42.  (PDF version)

Bulkin, DA. and Groh, JM. 2012.  Distribution of eye position information in the monkey inferior colliculus.  J Neurophysiol. 107(3):785-95. (PDF version)

Bulkin, DA. and Groh, JM.  2011.  Systematic mapping of the monkey inferior colliculus reveals enhanced low frequency sound representation.  Journal of Neurophysiology. 105:1785-1797. (PDF version)

Groh, J.M.  2011.  Book Review:  The Tell Tale Brain.  Journal of Clinical Investigation, 121:2953.

Groh, J.M.  2011.  Effects of initial eye position on saccades evoked by microstimulation in the primate superior colliculus: implications for models of the SC read-out process. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 4:130 (1-16). (PDF version)

Maier, J.X. and Groh, J.M. 2010. Comparison of gain-like properties of eye position signals in inferior colliculus versus auditory cortex of primates. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 4:121-132.

Groh, JM and Pai, D.  2010.  Looking at sounds:  neural mechanisms in the primate brain. In, Primate Neuroethology.  A. Ghazanfar and M. Platt, eds. Oxford University Press. (PDF version)

Mullette-Gillman, O. A., Cohen, Y. E. and Groh, JM.  2009.  Motor-related signals in the intraparietal cortex encode locations in a hybrid, rather than eye-centered, reference frame.  Cerebral Cortex,  Aug;19(8):1761-75 (PDF version)

Maier, J.X. and Groh, J.M. 2009. Multisensory guidance of orienting behavior.  Hearing Research, 258:106-112. (PDF version)

Kopčo, N; Lin, I-F. Shinn-Cunningham, B. G. and Groh, J. M.  2009.  Reference frame of the ventriloquism aftereffect.  J. Neurosci, 29:13809-13814. (PDF version) 

Werner-Reiss, U. and Groh, JM.  2008.  A rate code for sound azimuth in monkey auditory cortex:  implications for human neuroimaging studies.  Journal of Neuroscience.  28:3747-3758. (PDF version)

Porter, KK.,Metzger, RR, and Groh, JM 2007. Visual- and saccade-related signals in the primate inferior colliculus.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(45): 17855-60 (PDF version)

Metzger, RR.,Greene, NT, Porter, KK and Groh, JM 2006. Effects of reward and behavioral context on neural activity in the primate inferior colliculus. Journal of Neuroscience, 26:7468-76(PDF version)

Bulkin, DA., Groh, JM 2006. Seeing sounds: Visual and auditory interactions in the brain. Current Opinions in Neurobiology, 16:415-9(PDF version)

Porter, KK., Groh, JM 2006. The "other" transformation required for visual-auditory integration: representational format . Progress in Brain Research, 155:313-23(PDF version)

Porter, KK., Metzger, RR Groh, JM 2006. The representation of eye position in primate inferior colliculus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 95:1826-42(PDF version)

Werner-Reiss, U, Porter, KK, Underhill, AM, Groh, JM 2006. Long-lasting attenuation by prior sounds in auditory cortex of awake primates. Experimental Brain Research, 168:272-6.(PDF version)

Mullette-Gillman, OA., Cohen, YE, Groh, JM 2005. Eye-centered, head-centered, and complex coding of visual and auditory targets in the intraparietal sulcus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94:2331-2352. (PDF version) (Link to article at J Neurophysiol). See also the editorial by Larry Snyder.

Metzger RR, Mullette-Gillman OA, Underhill AM, Cohen YE, Groh JM. 2004. Auditory saccades from different eye positions in the monkey: implications for coordinate transformations. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Oct;92(4):2622-7. (PDF version) (Link to article at JNeurophysiol). 

Groh, JM, Kelly KA and Underhill, AM. 2003. A monotonic code for sound azimuth in primate inferior colliculus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15(8):1217-1231. (PDF version) (Link to article at JoCN website). 

Groh, JM and Gazzaniga, MS. How the brain keeps time. 2003. Daedalus, Spring, p 56-61 (PDF version) (Link to Daedalus issue)(Link to article on Daedalus home page)

Werner-Reiss, U, Kelly, KA, Trause, AS, Underhill, AM and Groh, JM. 2003. Eye position affects activity in primary auditory cortex of primates. Current Biology, 13:554-562. (PDF version)

Kelly, KA, Metzger, RR, Mullette-Gillman, OA., Werner-Reiss U., Groh, JM. 2003. Representation of sound location in the primate brain. In, Primate Audition: Behavior and Neurobiology, A. Ghazanfar, ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 

Groh, JM and Werner-Reiss, U. 2002. Visual and auditory integration. In, Encyclopedia of the Human Brain. V. S. Ramachandran, ed. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. (PDF version)

Groh JM, Trause, A. S., Underhill, A. M., Clark, K. R, Inati, S. 2001. Eye position influences auditory responses in primate inferior colliculus. Neuron, 29:509-518 (PDF version) See also the preview in Neuron by Gregg Recanzone. (Jpeg version of cover) Mirror of Neuron's web site, February 2001 Nature's Science Update has written about our work! (site mirrors:) Nature's web page Nature's Science Update "Seeing is a hearing aid"

Groh, JM. 2001. Converting neural signals from place codes to rate codes. Biol. Cybern., 85:159-65. (PDF version)

Boucher, L, Groh JM, Hughes HC. 2001. Visual latency and the mislocalization of perisaccadic stimuli. Vision Research, 41: 2631:2644. (PDF version)

Born, RT, Groh, JM, Zhao, R, and Lukaswewycz, SJ. 2000. Segregation of object and background motion in visual area MT: effects of microstimulation on eye movements. Neuron, 26:725-734. (PDF version). See also this news & views piece in Current Biology by Treue & Ilg

Groh, JM. 2000. Predicting perception from population codes. Nature Neuroscience, 3(3):201-202. (PDF version)

Groh, JM. 1998. Reading neural representations. Neuron 21:661-664. (PDF version)

Wickersham, I. and Groh, JM. 1998. Electrically evoking sensory experience. Current Biology, 8:R412-R414. (PDF version)

Groh, JM, Born, RT, and Newsome, WT. 1997. How is a sensory map read out? Effects of microstimulation in area MT on smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements. J. Neurosci., 17:4312-4330. (PDF version)

Groh, JM and Sparks, DL. 1996. Saccades to somatosensory targets: I. Behavioral characteristics. J. Neurophysiol., 75: 412-427. (PDF version)

Groh, JM and Sparks, DL. 1996. Saccades to somatosensory targets: II. Motor convergence in primate superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol., 75: 428-438. (PDF version)

 Groh, JM and Sparks, DL. 1996. Saccades to somatosensory targets: III. Influence of eye position on somatosensory activity in primate superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol., 75: 439-453. (PDF version)

Groh, JM, Born, RT, and Newsome, WT. 1996. Interpreting sensory maps in visual cortex. IBRO News, 24: 11-12.

Groh, JM, Seidemann, E, and Newsome, WT. 1996. Neural fingerprints of visual attention. Current Biol, 11: 1406-1409. (PDF version)

 Sparks, DL and Groh, JM. 1995. The superior colliculus: a window to problems in integrative neuroscience. In, The Cognitive Neurosciences, Michael S. Gazzaniga, ed. MIT Press, Cambridge MA.

Groh, JM and Sparks, DL. 1992. Two models for transforming auditory signals from head-centered to eye-centered coordinates. Biol. Cybern., 67(4):291-302.(PDF version)