Bharath Chandrasekaran

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Bharath Chandrasekaran

Bharath Chandrasekaran, Ph.D., joined the CSD faculty in Fall 2010. He received his bachelor's degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from Sri Ramachandra University, and his master’s degree in Speech Sciences from Purdue University. He completed his Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience from Purdue University in 2008 and a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University in the Communication Neural Systems Research Group and the Auditory Neurosciences Lab. His research interests uses functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques to examine neural bases of speech perception, neural plasticity, and learning. He teaches a course on Language and the Brain (CSD 350, LING 350). Bharath has published articles in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Neuron, Brain and Language, Ear and Hearing, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, among others. He has presented his work at National and International meetings and his research work has been featured in various print and television media.

  • Scientific American
  • US news
  • BBC news
  • The Telegraph

List of Publications

Anderson, S., Chandrasekaran, B., Yi, H.G., & Kraus, N. (in press). Cortical-evoked potentials reflect speech-in-noise perception in children. European Journal of Neuroscience

Anderson S, Skoe E, Chandrasekaran B, Kraus N. (in press) Brainstem Correlates of Speech-In-Noise Perception. Hearing Research

Kraus N, Chandrasekaran B. (2010) Music training for the development of auditory skills. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 11:599-605.

Chandrasekaran, B., Sampath, P.D. & Wong P.C.M (2010). Individual variability in cue-weighting and lexical tone learning.  Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 128 (1), 456-465

Chandrasekaran B, Kraus N. (2010) Music, Noise-Exclusion, and Learning. Music Perception 27(4): 297-306.

Anderson S, Skoe E, Chandrasekaran B, Kraus N. (2010) Neural Timing is Linked to Speech Perception in Noise. Journal of Neuroscience 30(14), 4922-4926.

Chandrasekaran, B., & Kraus, N. (2010). The scalp-recorded brainstem response to speech: Neural origins and plasticity. Psychophysiology, 47, 236-246.

Chandrasekaran, B., Hornickel, J. M., Skoe, E., Nicol, T., & Kraus, N. (2009). Context-dependent encoding in the human auditory brainstem relates to hearing speech in noise: Implications for developmental dyslexia. Neuron, 64(3), 311-319.

Chandrasekaran, B., Krishnan, A., & Gandour, J. T. (2009). Relative influence of musical and linguistic experience on early cortical processing of pitch contours. Brain and Language, 108 (1), 1-9  

Chandrasekaran, B., Krishnan, A., & Gandour, J. T. (2009). Sensory versus phonetic processing of linguistic pitch as reflected by the mismatch negativity. Ear and Hearing, 30(5):552-558.   

 Wong, P.C.M., Perrachione, T.K., Gunasekera, G., Chandrasekaran, B. (2009) Communication disorders in speakers of tone languages: Etiological bases and clinical considerations. Seminars in Speech and Language, 30, 162-173.

 Chandrasekaran, B., Krishnan, A., & Gandour, J. T. (2007). Experience-dependent neural plasticity is sensitive to shape of pitch contours. Neuroreport, 18 (18), 1963-1967

Chandrasekaran, B., Gandour, J. T., & Krishnan, A. (2007). Neuroplasticity in the processing of pitch dimensions: A multidimensional scaling analysis of the mismatch negativity. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 25 (3/4), 195-210.

Chandrasekaran, B., Krishnan, A., & Gandour, J. T. (2007). Mismatch negativity to pitch contours is influenced by language experience. Brain Research, 1128 (1), 148-156.

Kemmerer, D., Chandrasekaran, B., & Tranel, D. (2007). A case of impaired verbalization but preserved gesticulation of motion events. Cognitive Neuropsychology 24 (1), 70-114.

Huber, J. E., & Chandrasekaran, B. (2006). Effects of increasing sound pressure level on lip and jaw movement parameters and consistency in young adults. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 49(6), 1368-1379.

Huber, J. E., Chandrasekaran, B., & Wolstencroft, J. J. (2005). Changes to respiratory mechanisms during speech as a result of different cues to increase loudness. Journal of Applied Physiology, 98(6), 2177-2184.


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