1. Alain, C., Moussard, A., Singer, J., Lee, Y., Bidelman, G. M., & Moreno, S. . (in press). Music and visual art training modulate brain activity in older adults. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  2. Bidelman, G. M. & Heath, S. T. (2019). Neural correlates of enhanced audiovisual processing in the bilingual brain. Neuroscience, 401, 11-20.
  3. Lee, S., Bidelman, G. M., & Mendel, L. L. (in press). Predicting speech recognition using the Speech Intelligibility Index (SII) and other variables for cochlear implant users. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
  4. Bidelman, G. M. & Heath, S. (in press). Enhanced temporal binding of audiovisual information in the bilingual brain. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Bidelman, G. M. & Mankel, K. (2019). Reply to Schellenberg: Is there more to auditory plasticity than meets the ear? Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Letter to the Editor], 1-2.


  1. Mankel, K., & Bidelman, G. M. (2018). Inherent auditory skills rather than formal music training shape the neural encoding of speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(51), 13129-13134.
  2. Mahajan, R., Morshed, B. I., & Bidelman, G. M. (2018). BRAINsens: Body-worn reconfigurable architecture of integrated network sensors. Journal of Medical Systems, 42(1), 185.
  3. Bidelman, G. M., Davis, M. K., & Pridgen, M. H. (2018). Brainstem-cortical functional connectivity for speech is differentially challenged by noise and reverberation. Hearing Research, 367, 149-160. 
  4. Bidelman, G. M. & Powers, L. (2018). Response properties of the human frequency-following response (FFR) to speech and nonspeech sounds: Level dependence, adaptation, and phase-locking limits. International Journal of Audiology, 57(9), 665-672.
  5. Bidelman, G. M. (2018). Subcortical sources dominate the neuroelectric auditory frequency-following response to speech. NeuroImage, 175, 56-69.
  6. Yellamsetty, A. & Bidelman, G. M. (2018). Low- and high-frequency cortical brain oscillations reflect dissociable mechanisms of concurrent speech segregation in noise. Hearing Research, 361, 92-102.
  7. Bidelman, G. M. (2018). Sonification of scalp-recorded frequency-following responses (FFRs) offers improved response detection over conventional statistical metrics. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 293, 59-66.
  8. Bidelman, G. M., Pousson, M., Dugas, C., & Fehrenbach, A. (2018). Test-retest reliability of dual-recorded brainstem vs. cortical auditory evoked potentials to speech. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 29(2),164-174.

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Mahmud, S., Yeasin, M., Shen, D., Arnott, S., Alain, C., & Bidelman, G. M. (2018). What brain connectivity patterns from EEG tell us about hearing loss: A graph theoretic approach. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE 2018), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec 20–22, 2018.
  2. Khatun, S., Morshed, B. I., & Bidelman, G. M. (2018). Single channel EEG based score generation to monitor the severity and progression of mild cognitive impairment. Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Electro-Information Technology, Rochester, MI, May 3-5, 2018.


  1. Myers, M. H. Iannaccone, A., & Bidelman, G. M. (2017). A pilot investigation of audiovisual processing and multisensory integration in patients with inherited retinal dystrophies. BMC Ophthalmology, 17(240), 1-13.
  2. Bidelman, G. M. & McElwain, C. (2017). Objective detection of auditory steady-state responses based on mutual information: Receiver operating characteristics and validation across modulation rates and levels. PeerJ Preprints, 5:e3399v1
  3. Chung, W.-L., Jarmulowicz, L., & Bidelman, G. M. (2017). Auditory processing, linguistic prosody awareness, and word reading in Mandarin-speaking children learning English. Reading and Writing, 30(7), 1407–1429.
  4. Lee, S. & Bidelman, G.M. (2017). Objective identification of simulated cochlear implant settings in normal-hearing listeners via auditory cortical evoked potentials. Ear & Hearing, 38(4), e215-e226.
  5. Bidelman, G. M. & Yellamsetty, A. (2017). Noise and pitch interact during the cortical segregation of concurrent speech. Hearing Research, 351, 34-34. 
  6. Bidelman, G. M., & Alain, C. (2017). Auditory biomarker identified for early cognitive impairment. Hearing Journal, 70(5), 18-20.
  7. Bidelman, G. M., Lowther, J. E., Tak, S. H., & Alain, C. (2017). Mild cognitive impairment is characterized by deficient hierarchical speech coding between auditory brainstem and cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(13), 3610-3620.
  8. Bidelman, G. M. (2017). Amplified induced neural oscillatory activity predicts musicians' benefits in categorical speech perception. Neuroscience, 348, 107-113.
  9. Bidelman, G. M. & Walker, B. (2017). Attentional modulation and domain specificity underlying the neural organization of auditory categorical perception. European Journal of Neuroscience, 45, 690-699.
  10. Almishaal, A., Bidelman, G. M., & Jennings, S. G. (2017). Notched-noise precursors improve detection of low-frequency amplitude modulation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(1), 324- 333.
  11. Alain, C., Arsenault, J. S., Garami, L., Bidelman, G. M., & Snyder, J. S. (2017). Neural correlates of speech segregation based on formant frequencies of adjacent vowels. Scientific Reports, 7(40790), 1-11.
  12. Bidelman, G. M., Schneider, A. D., Heitzmann, V. R., & Bhagat, S. P. (2017). Musicianship enhances ipsilateral and contralateral efferent gain control to the cochlea. Hearing Research, 344, 275-283.
  13. Bidelman, G. M., & Bhagat, S. P. (2017). Cochlear, brainstem, and psychophysical responses reveal spectrotemporal tradeoff in human auditory processing. NeuroReport, 28(1), 17-22.

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Khatun, S., Morshed, B. I., & Bidelman, G. M. (2017). Single channel time-frequency features to detect mild cognitive impairment. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurement and Applications (IEEE MeMeA 2017), Rochester, MN, May 7–10, 2017.
  2. Bashivan, P., Bidelman, G. M., & Yeasin, M. (2017). Temporal progression in functional connectivity determines individual differences in working memory capacity. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017), Anchorage, AK, May 14–19, 2017.
  3. Bidelman, G. M. (2017). Communicating in challenging environments: Noise and reverberation. In N. Kraus, S. Anderson, T. White-Schwoch, R. R. Fay & A. N. Popper (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Auditory Research: The frequency-following response: A window into human communication. New York, N.Y.: Springer.


  1. Bidelman, G. M. (2016). Relative contribution of envelope and fine structure to the subcortical encoding of noise-degraded speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(4), EL358-363.
  2. Hutka, S., Carpentier, S., Bidelman, G. M., Moreno, S., & McIntosh, A. R. (2016). Musicianship and tone language are associated with differential changes in brain signal variability. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(12), 2044-2058.
  3. Bidelman, G. M. (2016). Musicians have enhanced audiovisual multisensory binding: Experience-dependent effects in the double-flash illusion. Experimental Brain Research, 234(10), 3037-3047.
  4. Bidelman, G. M. & Patro, C. (2016). Auditory perceptual restoration and illusory continuity correlates in the human brainstem. Brain Research, 1646, 84-90.
  5. Chung, W.-L. & Bidelman, G. M. (2016). Cortical encoding and neurophysiological tracking of English stress patterns in native and nonnative speakers. Brain and Language, 155-156, 49-57.
  6. Bidelman, G. M. & Bhagat, S. P. (2016). Objective detection of auditory steady-state evoked potentials based on mutual information. International Journal of Audiology, 55(5), 313–319.
  7. Bidelman, G. M., Nelms, C., & Bhagat, S. P. (2016). Musical experience sharpens human cochlear tuning. Hearing Research, 335, 40-46.
  8. Bidelman, G. M. & Howell, M. (2016). Functional changes in inter- and intra-hemispheric auditory cortical processing underlying degraded speech perception. NeuroImage, 124, 581-590.

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Walker, B.S. & Bidelman, G.M. (2016). Stimulus familiarity and attentional effects on the neural organization of auditory categorical perception. Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2016) of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP), Havana, Cuba, August 31-Sept. 4, 2016.
  2. Mahajan, R., Morshed, B. I., & Bidelman, G. M. (2016). Design and validation of a wearable "DRL-less" EEG using a novel fully-reconfigurable architecture. Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMPC 2016), Orlando, FL, August 16–20, 2016.


  1. Cousineau, M., Bidelman, G. M., Peretz, I., & Lehmann, A. (2015). On the relevance of natural stimuli for the study of brainstem correlates: The example of consonance perceptionPLoS One, 10(12), e0145439.
  2. Rose, N. S.,Rendell, P. G., Hering, A., Kliegel, M., Bidelman, G. M., Craik, F. I. M. (2015). Cognitive and neural plasticity in older adults' prospective memory following training with the virtual week computer game. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience, 9(595), 1-13.
  3. Bidelman, G. M., Jennings, S. G., & Strickland, E. A. (2015). PsyAcoustX: A flexible MATLAB® package for psychoacoustics research. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1498), 1-11. (software download website)
  4. Bidelman, G. M. & Chung, W.-L. (2015). Tone-language speakers show hemispheric specialization and differential cortical processing of contour and interval cues for pitch. Neuroscience, 305, 384-392.
  5. Bidelman, G. M. (2015). Sensitivity of the cortical pitch onset response to height, time-variance, and directionality of dynamic pitch. Neuroscience Letters, 603, 89-93. 
  6. Bidelman, G. M. & Lee, C.-C. (2015). Effects of language experience and stimulus context on the neural organization and categorical perception of speech. NeuroImage, 120,191-200.
  7. Bidelman, G. M., & Bhagat, S. P. (2015). Right ear advantage drives the link between olivocochlear efferent "antimasking" and speech-in-noise listening benefits. NeuroReport, 26, 483-487.
  8. Hutka, S., Bidelman, G. M., & Moreno, S. (2015). Pitch expertise is not created equal: Cross-domain effects of music and tone language experience on neural and behavioural discrimination of speech and music. Neuropsychologia, 71, 52-63.
  9. Bidelman, G. M., & Dexter, L. (2015). Bilinguals at the "cocktail party": Dissociable neural activity in auditory-linguistic brain regions reveals neurobiological basis for nonnative listeners' speech-in-noise recognition deficits. Brain and Language, 143, 32-41.
  10. Bidelman, G. M. (2015). Multichannel recordings of the human brainstem frequency-following response: Scalp topography, source generators, and distinctions from the transient ABR. Hearing Research, 323,68-80.  [Supplemental Video]
  11. Weiss, M. W., & Bidelman, G. M. (2015). Listening to the brainstem: Musicianship enhances intelligibility of subcortical representations for speech. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1687-1691.
  12. Bidelman, G. M. & Alain, C. (2015). Musical training orchestrates coordinated neuroplasticity in auditory brainstem and cortex to counteract age-related declines in categorical speech perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(3) 1240 –1249.                [Press: CBS News | The Washington Post | National Post]
  13. Bidelman, G. M. (2015). Towards an optimal paradigm for simultaneously recording cortical and brainstem auditory evoked potentials. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 241, 94-100.
  14. Bidelman, G. M., & Alain, C. (2015). Hierarchical neurocomputations underlying concurrent sound segregation: Connecting periphery to percept. Neuropsychologia, 68, 38-50.
  15. Bidelman, G. M. (2015). Induced neural beta oscillations predict categorical speech perception abilities. Brain and Language, 141, 62-69.

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Bashivan, P., Bidelman, G. M., & Yeasin, M. (2015). Single trial prediction of normal and excessive cognitive load through EEG feature fusion. Proceedings on the IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (IEEE SPMB), Philadelphia, PA, December 12–13, 2015.
  2. Feng, S. & Bidelman, G. M. (2015). Music listening and song familiarity modulate mind wandering and behavioral success during lexical processing. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive science Society (CogSci 2015), Pasadena, CA, July 22- 25, 2015.


  1. Bashivan, P., Bidelman, G. M., & Yeasin, M. (2014). Spectrotemporal dynamics of the EEG during working memory encoding and maintenance predicts individual behavioral capacity. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40(12), 3774–3784.
  2. Arsenault, J., He, Y., Bidelman, G., & Alain, C. (2014). The impact of context on the perceptual organization of speech. Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, 42, 72-73.
  3. Bidelman, G. M., Grall, J. (2014). Functional organization for musical consonance and tonal pitch hierarchy in human auditory cortex. NeuroImage, 101, 204-214.
  4. Bidelman, G. M., Schug, J. M., Jennings, S. G., & Bhagat, S. P. (2014). Psychophysical auditory filter estimates reveal sharper cochlear tuning in musicians. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136(1), EL33-39.
  5. Bidelman, G. M. (2014). Objective information-theoretic algorithm for detecting brainstem evoked responses to complex stimuli. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25(8), 1-12.
  6. Bidelman, G. M., Villafuerte, J. W., & Moreno, S., & Alain, C. (2014). Age-related changes in the subcortical-cortical encoding and categorical perception of speech. Neurobiology of Aging, 35(11), 2526-2540.
  7. Bidelman, G. M., Weiss, M. W., Moreno, S., & Alain, C. (2014). Coordinated plasticity in brainstem and auditory cortex contributes to enhanced categorical speech perception in musicians. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40, 2662 - 2673.
  8. Bidelman, G. M. & Khaja, A. (2014). Spectrotemporal resolution tradeoff in auditory processing as revealed by human auditory brainstem responses and psychophysical indices. Neuroscience Letters, 572, 53-57.
  9. Moreno, S. & Bidelman, G. M. (2014). Understanding neural plasticity and cognitive benefit through the unique lens of musical training. Hearing Research, 308, 84-97. [invited paper]
  10. Trainor, L. J., Marie, C., Bruce, I. C., & Bidelman, G. M. (2014). Explaining the high voice superiority effect in polyphonic music: Evidence from cortical evoked potentials and peripheral auditory models. Hearing Research, 308, 60-70. [invited paper]
  11. Alain, C., Zendel, B. R., Hutka, S., & Bidelman, G. M. (2014). Turning down the noise: The benefit of musical training on the aging auditory brain. Hearing Research, 308, 162-173. [invited paper]

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Mahajan, R., Majmudar, C. A., Khatun, S., Morshed, B. I., & Bidelman, G. M. (2014). NeuroMonitor Ambulatory EEG Device: Comparative Analysis and Its Application for Cognitive Load Assessment. Proceedings of the Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies Conference (HICPT'14), Seattle, WA, October 7–10, 2014.
  2. Bashivan, P., Bidelman, G. M., & Yeasin, M. (2014). Modulation of brain connectivity by cognitive load in the working memory Network. Proceedings on the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI),Orlando, FL, December 9–12, 2014.
  3. Arsenault, J., He, Y., Bidelman, G. M., & Alain, C. (2014). The impact of context on the perceptual organization of speech. Proceedings of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 7–10, 2014.


  1. Hutka, S., Bidelman, G. M., & Moreno, S. (2013). Brain signal variability as a window into the bidirectionality between music and language processing: Moving from a linear to a nonlinear model. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(984), 1-11.
  2. Hutka, S. A., Binns, M. A., Bidelman, G.M., & Alain, C. (2013). Age-related differences in the sequential organization of speech sounds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(6), 4177-4187.
  3. Bidelman, G. M., Moreno, S., & Alain, C. (2013). Tracing the emergence of categorical speech perception in the human auditory system.NeuroImage, 79(1), 201-212.
  4. Bidelman, G. M. (2013). The role of the auditory brainstem in processing musically-relevant pitch. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(264), 1-13.
  5. Bidelman, G.M., Hutka, S., & Moreno, S. (2013). Tone language speakers and musicians share enhanced perceptual and cognitive abilities for musical pitch: Evidence for bidirectionality between the domains of language and music. PLoS One, 8(4), e60676.                                          [Press: NY Times | Huffington Post | Globe & Mail | Science Daily]

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Bashivan, P., Bidelman, G. M., &Yeasin, M. (2013). Neural correlates of visual working memory load through unsupervised spatial filtering of EEG. Proceedings of Machine Learning and Interpretation in Neuroimaging (MLINI'13), Lake Tahoe, NV, December 9–10, 2013.
  2. Pavlik, P., Hua, H., Williams, J., & Bidelman, G. M. (2013). Modeling and Optimizing Forgetting and Spacing Effects during Musical Interval Training. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Memphis, TN, July 6–9, 2013.


  1. Krishnan, A., Bidelman, G. M., Smalt, C. J., Ananthakrishnan, S., & Gandour, J. T (2012). Relationship between brainstem, cortical, and behavioral measures relevant to pitch salience in humans. Neuropsychologia, 50(12), 2849-2859.
  2. Smalt, C. J., Krishnan, A., Bidelman, G. M., Ananthakrishnan, S., & Gandour, J. T. (2012). Distortion products and their influence on representation of pitch-relevant information in the human brainstem for unresolved harmonic complex tones. Hearing Research, 292(1-2), 26-34.
  3. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., & Bidelman, G. M. (2012). Experience-dependent plasticity in pitch encoding: From brainstem to auditory cortex. NeuroReport, 23(8), 498-502. [invited review] 


  1. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Ananthakrishnan, S., Bidelman, G. M., & Smalt, C. J. (2011). Functional ear (a)symmetry in brainstem neural activity relevant to encoding of voice pitch: A precursor for hemispheric specialization? Brain and Language,119(3), 226-231.
  2. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Ananthakrishnan, S., Bidelman, G. M., & Smalt, C. J. (2011). Linguistic status of timbre influences pitch encoding in the brainstem. NeuroReport, 22(16), 801-803.
  3. Bidelman, G. M., Gandour, J.T., & Krishnan, A. (2011). Musicians demonstrate experience-dependent brainstem enhancement of musical scale features within continuously gliding pitch. Neuroscience Letters, 503(3), 203-207.
  4. Bidelman, G. M. & Heinz, M. G. (2011). Auditory-nerve responses predict pitch attributes related to musical consonance-dissonance for normal and impaired hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,130(3), 1488-1502.
  5. Bidelman, G. M., Gandour, J. T., & Krishnan, A. (2011). Musicians and tone-language speakers share enhanced brainstem encoding but not perceptual benefits for musical pitch. Brain & Cognition, 77(1), 1-10.
  6. Henry, K. S., Gall, M. D., Bidelman, G. M., & Lucas, J. R. (2011). Songbirds trade off auditory frequency resolution and temporal resolution. Journal of Comparative Physiology-A, 197(4), 351-359.
  7. Bidelman, G. M. & Krishnan, A. (2011). Brainstem correlates of behavioral and compositional preferences of musical harmony. NeuroReport, 22(5), 212-216.
  8. Bidelman, G. M., Krishnan, A., & Gandour, J. T. (2011). Enhanced brainstem encoding predicts musicians' perceptual advantages with pitch. European Journal of Neuroscience, 33(3), 530-538.
  9. Bidelman, G. M., Gandour, J. T., & Krishnan, A. (2011). Cross-domain effects of music and language experience on the representation of pitch in the human auditory brainstem. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(2), 424-434.


  1. Bidelman, G. M., & Krishnan, A. (2010). Effects of reverberation on brainstem representation of speech in musicians and non-musicians. Brain Research, 1355, 112-125.
  2. Krishnan, A., Bidelman, G. M., & Gandour, J. T. (2010). Neural representation of pitch salience in the human brainstem revealed by psychophysical and electrophysiological indices. Hearing Research, 268(1-2), 60-66.
  3. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Smalt, C. J., & Bidelman, G. M. (2010). Language-dependent pitch encoding advantage in the brainstem is not limited to acceleration rates that occur in natural speech. Brain and Language, 114(3), 193-198.
  4. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., & Bidelman, G. M. (2010). Brainstem pitch representation in native speakers of Mandarin is less susceptible to degradation of stimulus periodicity. Brain Research, 1313, 124-133.
  5. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., & Bidelman, G. M. (2010). The effects of tone language experience on pitch processing in the brainstem. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23(1), 81-95.

Conference proceedings and book chapters:

  1. Gandour, J.,Krishnan, A., & Bidelman, G. M.(2010). Neural substrates of lexical tone as revealed at different stages of cortical and subcortical processing.Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science(pp. 32-33). Beijing, China: University of Science and Technology of China Press.


  1. Bidelman, G. M. & Krishnan, A. (2009). Neural correlates of consonance, dissonance, and the hierarchy of musical pitch in the human brainstem. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(42), 13165–13171. 
  2. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Bidelman, G. M., & Swaminathan, J. (2009). Experience-dependent neural representation of dynamic pitch in the brainstem. NeuroReport, 20, 408-413.