Academic Faculty


Higgins, Nathan C., Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Phone: 813.974.4148
Office: BPB 210

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  Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory

Dr. Nathan Higgins earned his PhD from the Psychology Department at the University of Connecticut studying Behavioral Neuroscience. He did his postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University and University of Nevada Las Vegas. His research is focused on neural processing of spatial auditory information, auditory scene analysis, and cognitive perception using neuroimaging and psychophysics. Current research projects focus on processing mechanisms of interaural correlation and development of online classification of electrophysiological neural signatures of perception.

Post-Doctoral Fellow Unviversity of Nevada Las Vegas 2017
Post-Doctoral Fellow Vanderbilt University/University of Washington 2012
Ph.D. (Psychology) University of Connecticut 2012
M.A. (Psychology) University of Connecticut 2007

B.S. (Psychology)
University of Connecticut 2004


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Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Higgins NC, Little DF, Yerkes BD, Nave KM, Kuruvilla-Mathew A, Elhilali M, Snyder JS. Neural correlates of perceptual switching while listening to bistable auditory streaming stimuli. Neuroimage. 2020 Jan 1; 204:116220.
  • Higgins NC, McLaughlin SA, Rinne T, Stecker GC. Evidence for cue-independent spatial representation in the human auditory cortex during active listening. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Sep 5;114(36): E7602-E7611.
  • Higgins NC, McLaughlin SA, Da Costa S, Stecker GC. Sensitivity to an Illusion of Sound Location in Human Auditory Cortex. Front Syst Neurosci. 2017; 11:35.
  • McLaughlin SA, Higgins NC, Stecker GC. Tuning to Binaural Cues in Human Auditory Cortex. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2016 Feb;17(1): 37-53.