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Leslie R. Bernstein, Ph.D.

Professor of Neuroscience and Surgery
Academic Office Location:
Neuroscience
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3401
Phone: 860-679-4622
Fax: 860-679-2495
Website(s):

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Emory UniversityPsychology
M.A.University of IllinoisExperimental Psychology
Ph.D.University of IllinoisExperimental Psychology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
FellowAcoustical Society of America
Sigma Xi Research AwardUniversity of Illinois
University of Illinois Fellowship University of Illinois
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). NIH ZRG1-IFCN-B-02M Study Section, October 2006Study Section ReviewerExternalNational20062006
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Special Emphasis Panel for review of P30 grant application, April, 2005.Review Panel MemberExternalNational20052005
Committee for development of new policy concerning ownership, access, and retention of research data.MemberUConn HealthUniversity20052005
UCHC2020 Vision Implementation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2005
Acoustical Society of America, Membership Committee MemberExternalInternational2004
Guidance committee for restructuring of Health Science Education Center Chose, meet with, implement recommendations of consultantMemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
Health Sciences Education Center Strategic Planning CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
Health Sciences Education Center Advisory CommitteeChairUConn HealthUniversity2004
Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Infrastructure/SecurityMemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
Research Administration Subcommittee of RSEWGMemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
Research Services Enhancement Working Group (RSEWG)MemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
UCHC2020 Research Vision Development CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
UCHC Post-Award Process Improvement TeamMemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
UCONN BEST Steering Committee (Process Improvement at UCHC)MemberUConn HealthUniversity2004
InfoEd Operations CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2003
Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Enterprise ApplicationsMemberUConn HealthUniversity2003
Acoustical Society of America, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Psychological and Physiological AcousticsAssociate EditorExternalInternational20022004
Information Technology Governance CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2002
Health Sciences Education Center Advisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20022004
Search Committee for Chief Information Officer (CIO)MemberUConn HealthUniversity2002
Search Committee for Chief Information Officer (CIO)MemberUConn HealthUniversity2002
Assistant Dean for Academic ComputingAssistant DeanUConn HealthUniversity20012006
Dean’s Advisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2001
NIH/National Library of Medicine site visit to evaluate the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library’s application for continuation as the Regional Medical Library for New EnglandParticipantUConn HealthUniversity2001
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Special Emphasis Panel for review of P30 grant applications, May/June, 2000. This was the first panel assembled by NIDCD to review this new funding mechanism. Part of the role of the panel was to aid in defining the review criteria MemberExternalNational20002000
Library Advisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2000
Computer Users Advisory Committee (CUAC)ChairUConn HealthUniversity19992005
Faculty Oversight Committee for Research Computing Service MemberUConn HealthUniversity19992002
Computer Users Advisory Committee (CUAC)Co-ChairUConn HealthUniversity19981998
Neurology Review CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19981999
Research Computing Service (RCS)OrganizerUConn HealthUniversity1998
Computer Users Advisory Committee (CUAC)MemberUConn HealthUniversity19971998
Technical Committee, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics Professional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee memberExternalNational19961999
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders(NIDCD), Special Emphasis Panel for review of R03 grant applications (Chairman of review session, spring, 1998) Review Session ChairExternalNational19941999
Acoustical Society of America, Frequent reviewer of manuscripts for Associate Editors assigned to Psychological and Physiological acoustics for the past 20 yearsReviewerExternalInternational1990
Psychoacoustics, sensory processes. Our current research is aimed at gaining a broader understanding of the manner in which information at the two ears is utilized in order to detect and localize sound (binaural information processing). In an effort to determine the extent to which different aspects of the physical waveform are used by the binaural system, modern methods of digital and analog signal processing are employed to control precisely the physical characteristics of the signals presented to each ear. Data are obtained from human listeners in a variety of psychophysical experiments.
Not accepting students for Lab Rotations at this time.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • New experiments employing raised-sine stimuli suggest an unknown factor strongly affects sensitivity to envelope-based ITDs for stimuli having low depths of modulation
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. The Neurophysiological Bases of Auditory Perception 2010 Jan;
  • Enhanced processing of interaural temporal disparities at high-frequencies: Beyond transposed stimuli
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Hearing- From Sensory Processing to Perception 2007 Jan;
  • Interaural correlation as the basis of a working model of binaural processing: An introduction
    Trahiotis. C., Bernstein, L. R., Stern, R. M., and Buell, T. N. Sound Source Localization Springer Handbook of Auditory Research series 2005 Jan;
  • Processing of interaural temporal disparities with both 'transposed' and conventional stimuli
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Auditory Signal Processing: Physiology, Psychoacoustics and Models(Proceedings of the. 13 International Symposium on Hearining, Dourdon, France). 2005 Jan;
  • Using transposed slimuli to reveal similar underlying sensitivity to interaural timing information at high and low frequencies: Support for the Colburn-Esquissaud hypothesis
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Phsysiologcal and Psychophysical Bases of Auditory Function:Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Hearing 2001 Jan;
  • The index of interaural correlation: An integrative approach
    Bernstein, L. R and Trahiotis, C. Psychophysical and Physiological Advances in Hearing Research: Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Hearing 1998 Jan;
  • Detection and discrimination of interaural disparities: Modern earphone-based studies
    Bernstein, L. R. Binaural and Spatial Hearing 1997 Jan;
  • Profile analysis and speech perception
    Green, D. M. and Bernstein, L. R The Psychophysics of Speech Perception 1987 Jan;314-327
  • The detection of spectral shape change
    Bernstein, L. R, Richards, V., and Green, D. M. Auditory Processing of Complex Sounds 1987 Jan;6-15

Abstracts

  • Another indication that information in 'offfrequency' filters enhances sensitivity to envelope-based interaural temporal disparities
    Bernstein, L. R., and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2010 Jan;1272016
  • Manipulations of temporal features of the envelopes of high-frequency stimuli that affect sensitivity to ongoing interaural temporal disparities
    Bernstein, L. R., Trahiotis, C. Abstracts of the Thirty-Second Midwinter Research Meeting 2009 Jan;427146
  • Revealing and quantifying temporal aspects of envelopes of high-frequency stimuli that lead to enhanced processing of interaural temporal disparities
    Bernstein, L. R., and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2009 Jan;1252690
  • Enhanced behavioral and physiological processing of interaural temporal disparities within high-frequency auditory channels
    Bernstein, L. R., Trahiotis, C., and Griffin, S. J. Abstracts of the Thirtieth Midwinter Research Meeting 2007 Jan;154
  • Enhanced behavioral and physiological processing of interaural temporal disparities within high-frequency auditory channels
    Bernstein, L. R., Trahiotis, C. , and Griffin, S. J. Abstracts of the Thirtieth Midwinter Research Meeting 2007 Jan;154
  • The relative immunity of high-frequency "transposed" stimuli to low-frequency binaural interference
    Bernstein, L. R., and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2004 Jan;1152536
  • Enhancing lTD-Based Extents of Laterality at High Frequencies by Using "Transposed Stimuli"
    Bernstein, L. R., Trahiotis, C. Abstracts of the Twenty-Sixth Midwinter Research Meeting 2003 Jan;30877
  • Responses of Inferior Colliculus Neurons to Interaural Time Differences of Amplitude Modulated and Transposed Tones
    Griffin, S. J., Bernstein, L. R., Ingham, N. J., Marquardt, T., and McAlpine, D. Abstracts of the Twentv-Sixth Midwinter Research Meeting 2003 Jan;703178
  • Transposed stimuli improve sensitivity to envelope-based interaural timing information for stimuli having center frequencies of up to 10 kHz
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2002 Jan;1112466
  • Transposed stimuli reveal similar underlying sensitivity to interaural timing information at high and low frequencies
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2001 Jan;1092485
  • Discrimination of brief interaural temporal disparities embedded within diotic bursts of broadband noise
    Akeroyd, M. A., Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2000 Jan;1072822
  • Sensitivity of listeners to transient changes in interaural time and intensity
    Bernstein, L. R., Trahiotis, C., and Akeroyd, M. A. Abstracts of the Twenty-Third Midwinter Research Meeting 2000 Jan;297
  • Selected aspects of acrossfrequency processing in binaural hearing
    Trahiotis, C., Bernstein, L. R., and Stern., R. M. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1999 Jan;1062177
  • The normalized correlation: Accounting for NoS pi thresholds obtained with Gaussian and "lownoise" masking noise
    Bernstein, L. R., Par, Steven van de, and Trahiotis, C. Joumal of the Acoustical Society of America 1999 Jan;1051342
  • Inter-individual differences in binaural detection of low-frequency or high-frequency tonal signals masked by narrow-band or broadband noise
    Bernstein, L. R., Trahiotis, C., and Hyde, E. L. Abstracts of the Twenty-First Midwinter Research Meeting 1998 Jan;417105
  • Roving baseline interaural parameters has little effect on performance measured in masking-level difference and in interaural correlation-discrimination paradigms
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Abstracts of the Twentieth Midwinter Research Meeting 1997 Jan;178
  • The index of interaural envelope correlation: Normalized cross-covariance or normalized cross-correlation?
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1995 Jan;973412
  • Sensitivity to the interaural correlation of the envelopes of high-frequency bands of noise
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Abstracts of the Fourteenth Midwinter Research Meeting 1991 Jan;101
  • Spectral interference in a binaural detection task: Effects of temporal fringe and masking bandwidth
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1991 Jan;902266
  • Spectral interference and the masking-level difference
    Bernstein, L. R. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1989 Jan;86(Suppl. 1):S24
  • Detection and lateralization based on interaural temporal disparities: Time or phase?
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1988 Jan;84(Suppl. 1):S80
  • Effect of spectral density and interaural parameters on profile analysis
    Bernstein, L. R. and Green, D. M. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1986 Jan;80(Suppl. 1):S106
  • The use of temporal disparities in lateralization tasks employing narrow bands of noise and sinusoidally-amplitude-modulated tones: Effects of spectral locus
    Trahiotis, C., Bernstein, L. R. , Nuetzel, J., and Schiano, J. L. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1985 Jan;77(Suppl. 1):S49
  • Envelope-based lateralization of lowfrequency waveforms
    Bernstein, L. R. and Trahiotis, C. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 1983 Jan;74(Suppl. 1):S85

Conference Papers

  • Stereophonic recording and listening: Modern techniques and devices used to preserve and to enhance the spatial attributes of sound
    Trahiotis, C. and Bernstein, L. R. 1983 Jan;73, Suppl. 1S17

Erratums

Letters

Notes

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Enhancing Listeners' Binaural Performance at High Frequencies: The Use of Special Digital Signal-Processing Techniques TalkUCHC Dept. of Neuroscience Symposium entitled, "Synapses Senses and Celis: A Symposium Celebrating N2006
Enhancing Listeners' Binaural Performance at High Frequencies: The Use of "Transposed Stimuli"TalkUniversity of California at Berkeley2003