PUBLICATIONS


Journal Articles, Chapters, & Proceedings

  Getz, L.M., Nordeen, E.R., Vrabic, S.C., & Toscano, J.C. (2017). Modeling the Development of Audiovisual Cue Integration in Speech Perception. Brain Sciences, 7, 32.
  Buxo-Lugo, A., Toscano, J.C., & Watson, D.G. (in press). Effects of participant engagement on prosodic prominence. To appear in Discourse Processes.
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2015). The time-course of speaking rate compensation: Effects of sentential rate and vowel length on voicing judgments. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 30, 529-543. PubMed Central
  Toscano, J.C., Buxo-Lugo, A., & Watson, D.G. (2015). Using game-based approaches to increase level of engagement in research and education. In S. Dikkers (Ed.), TeacherCraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in Their Classrooms. Pittsburgh: ETC Press.
  Toscano, J.C., & Allen, J.B. (2014). Across and within consonant errors for isolated syllables in noise. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 2293-2307. PubMed Central
  Toscano, J.C., Anderson, N.D., & McMurray, B. (2013). Reconsidering the role of temporal order in spoken word recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20. 981-987. PubMed Central
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2012). Cue-integration and context effects in speech: Evidence against speaking-rate normalization. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 74, 1284-1301. PubMed Central
  Toscano, J.C. (2011). Perceiving speech in context: Compensation for contextual variability at the level of acoustic cue encoding and categorization. Doctoral dissertation, University of Iowa.
  Toscano, J.C., McMurray, B., Dennhardt, J., & Luck, S.J. (2010). Continuous perception and graded categorization: Electrophysiological evidence for a linear relationship between the acoustic signal and perceptual encoding of speech. Psychological Science, 21, 1532-1540. PubMed Central
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2010). Cue integration with categories: Weighting acoustic cues in speech using unsupervised learning and distributional statistics. Cognitive Science, 34, 434-464. PubMed Central
  Toscano, J.C., Mueller, K.L, McMurray, B., & Tomblin, J.B. (2010). Simulating individual differences in language ability and genetic differences in FOXP2 using a neural network model of the SRT task. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2230-2235). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  McMurray, B., Aslin, R.N., & Toscano, J.C. (2009). Statistical learning of phonetic categories: Insights from a computational approach. Developmental Science, 12, 369-378. PubMed Central
  McMurray, B., Horst, J., Toscano, J.C., & Samuelson, L.K. (2009). Towards an integration of connectionist learning and dynamical systems processing: Case studies in speech and lexical development. In J.P. Spencer, M. Thomas, & J. McClelland (Eds.), Toward a Unified Theory of Development: Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Re-Considered. New York: Oxford University Press.
  Toscano, J.C. & McMurray, B. (2008). Using the distributional statistics of speech sounds for weighting and integrating acoustic cues. In B.C. Love, K. McRae, & V.M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 433-438). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (2008 Computational Modeling Prize in Perception and Action)
  Toscano, J.C., Perry, L.K., Mueller, K.L., Bean, A.F., Galle, M.E., & Samuelson, L.K. (2008). Language as shaped by the brain; the brain as shaped by development. Commentary on Christiansen & Chater, "Language as shaped by the brain", Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 535-536.
  Toscano, J.C. (2005). Effect of object salience on eye movements in a visual-linguistic task. Honors thesis in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester.
  Toscano, J.C., & Beutter, B.R. (2005). Performance during visual search: Designing spacecraft with humans in mind. University of Rochester Journal of Undergraduate Research, 3, 8-12.
  Toscano, J.C. (2004). Effect of salience on saccadic performance during visual search. Technical report for NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program.



Talks, Conference Presentations, and Symposia

  Folk E, Toscano JC (2016, November). Event-related potential responses reveal simultaneous processing across multiple levels of representation in spoken word recognition. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, HI.
  Tabachnick AR, Toscano JC (2016, November). High-pass filtering distorts auditory brainstem responses: Evidence from click and tone stimuli. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, HI.
  Pereira O, Toscano JC (2016, November). The N1 Event-Related Potential Component as an Index of Speech Sound Encoding for Multiple Phonetic Contrasts. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, HI.
  Falandays JB, Brown-Schmidt S, Toscano JC (2016, November). Time Course of Maintenance and Use of Gradient Acoustic Information During Pronoun Referent Interpretation. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, HI.
  Biro T, Toscano JC, Viswanathan N (2016, November). Phonetic convergence in an immersive game-based task. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, HI.
  Toscano J, Allen JB (2016, October). Idiosyncratic effects in speech-based hearing tests. In J Toscano, B McMurray, E Myers, & M Goldrick, "Unifying principles and individual differences: What should we focus on to understand speech?" 15th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Boston, MA.
  Saltzman D, Rhone A, McMurray B, Toscano JC (2016, October). Listeners use sentential rate, but not envelope information, to compensate for speaking rate during spoken word recognition. Poster presented at the 57th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.
  Getz LM, Nordeen E, Vrabic S, Toscano JC (2016, October). Modeling Audiovisual Cue Integration in Speech Perception. Poster presented at the 15th Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Boston, MA.
  Crinnon AM, Malmskog B, Toscano JC (2016, October). Which cues do listeners use? Discovering networks of phonetic cues for speech sound categorization using a graph theoretic approach. Poster presented at the 15th Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Boston, MA.
  Pereira, O., & Toscano, J.C. (2016, August). Auditory N1 Amplitude Varies Across Multiple Acoustic and Phonological Dimensions in Speech. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA.
  Vrabic, S., Nordeen, E., & Toscano, J.C. (2016, August). Speech Perception Across the Lifespan: Using a Gaussian Mixture Model to Understand Changes in Cue Weighting Between Younger and Older Adults. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA.
  Biro T, Viswanathan N, Toscano JC (2016, March). Using naturalistic and engaging tasks to measure phonetic convergence. Poster presented at the Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
  Toscano JC (2015, November). Encoding continuous acoustic cues in speech: An approach for understanding speech perception and development. Invited colloquium presented at Nemours duPont Hospital for Children Translational Research Seminar, Wilmington, DE.
  Biro T, Viswanathan N, Toscano JC (2015, November). Measuring phonetic convergence and acoustic properties of speech with engaging, naturalistic tasks. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  Curley T, Toscano JC (2015, November). Overcoming talker variability when learning speech sound categories: A computational approach. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL. (Recipient of a Graduate Student Travel Award from the Psychonomic Society)
  Folk E, Toscano JC (2015, November). Rapid lexical processing revealed by the time-course of ERP responses. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.
  Saltzman D, Rhone A, McMurray B, Toscano JC (2015, November). Artificially natural: Creating carefully-controlled acoustic cue continua from natural speech. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  Tabachnick A, Brooks B, Allen JB, Toscano JC (2015, Novemer). Speech testing using token-level error thresholds: Comparison with pure-tone audiograms. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  Toscano, J.C. (2014, October). The neural organization of speech perception. Invited paper presented at the Beckman Institute 25th Anniversary Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
  Toscano, J.C. (2014, October). Continuity in spoken word recognition revealed in the time-course of processing. Invited colloquium presented at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  Anderson, N.D., Toscano, J.C., Garnsey, S.M., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2014, May). Gradient coding of voice onset time in posterior temporal cortext. Poster presented at the 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI.
  Toscano, J.C. (2014, April). The time-course of spoken word recognition. Invited talk presented at the Volen National Center for Complex Systems at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  Anderson, N.D., Toscano, J.C., Garnsey, S.M., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2014, April). Graded representations of voice onset time: Evidence from optical imaging. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society,, Boston, MA.
  Brown-Schmidt, S., & Toscano, J.C. (2014, March). Continuous acoustic information trickles up; discourse information trickles down. Poster presented at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, OH.
  Toscano, J.C., Trevino, A., & Allen, J.B. (2013, October). Assessing the assessment: Measuring listeners' speech recognition errors for specific consonants and tokens. Poster presented at the 2013 Aging and Speech Communication Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  Toscano, J.C. (2013, May). Computing the reliability of acoustic information in speech. Invited talk presented at the Dept. of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
  Toscano, J.C. (2013, April). Acquiring and adapting phonetic categories in a computational model of speech perception. Invited paper presented at the Workshop on Current Issues and Methods in Speaker Adaptation, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  Buxo-Lugo, A., Toscano, J.C., & Watson, D.G. (2013, March). Task effects on prosodic prominence. Paper presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC.
  Toscano, J.C. (2013, February). A common mechanism for the acquisition of phonetic categories during development and perceptual learning in adulthood. Invited talk presented at the Dept. of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2012, November). Combining cues to recognize speech: Acoustic measurements of phonetic cues to word-medial voicing. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2012, November). An approach for manipulating the perceived gender of a talker's voice for studies of indexical effects in speech perception. Paper presented at the 11th Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2012, October). Perception of continuous acoustic cues in speech revealed by the auditory N1 and P3 ERP components. Poster presented at the 2012 Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Sebastian, Spain.
  McMurray, B., & Toscano, J.C. (2012, October). The consequences of lexical sensitivity to fine grained detail: Solving the problems of integrating cues and processing speech in time. In A. Jongman and J. Sereno (Chairs), The nature of lexical representations in the perception and production of speech. Symposium presented at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, MO.
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2012, October). Voicing in English revisited: Measurement of acoustic features signaling word-medial voicing in trochees. Poster presented at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, MO.
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2012, January). Measuring perceptual encoding and categorization of speech sounds using an ERP approach. Poster presented at the 6th Conference of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Tucson, AZ.
  Toscano, J.C., & McMurray, B. (2011, November). Measuring acoustic cue encoding and categorization during speech processing using the auditory N1 and P3 ERP components. Paper presented at the 10th Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Seattle WA.
  Toscano, J.C., Anderson, N.D., & McMurray, B. (2011, November). The role of time in spoken word recognition: Evidence against temporal order in lexical representations. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA.
  Toscano, J.C., Anderson, N.D., & McMurray, B. (2011, October). The role of phoneme order and phonetic detail in spoken word recognition. Paper presented at the 17th Mid-Continental Phonetics and Phonology Conference, Urbana, IL.
  Clayards, M. & Toscano, J.C. (2010, August). Modeling age of exposure in L2 learning of vowel categories. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, OR.
  McMurray, B., Apfelbaum, K.S., Toscano, J.C., & Samuelson, L.K. (2010, March). Something old and something new: Word learning as the interaction of statistical association and dynamic competition. In C. Yu (Chair), Modeling statistical word learning. Symposium presented at the 2010 International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.
  Toscano, J.C., McMurray, B., Luck, S.J., & Dennhardt, J. (2009, April). Listeners' sensitivity to acoustic detail in speech at the level of both early encoding and categorization. Poster presented at the 15th International Congress on Event-Related Potentials of the Brain, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  Toscano, J.C. & McMurray, B. (2008, November). Online processing of acoustic cues in speech perception: Comparing statistical and neural network models. Poster presented at the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami, FL. (Best Student Paper in Speech Communication — Second Prize)
  Toscano, J.C. & McMurray, B. (2008, October). Perception of voicing is graded all the way down: Evidence from electrophysiology. Talk presented at the 14th Midcontinental Workshop on Phonology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  Toscano, J.C., Galle, M.E., and McMurray, B. (2007, October). Learning positional variation and place of articulation in stop consonants from the distributional statistics of acoustic cues. Poster presented at the 13th Midcontinental Workshop on Phonology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  Toscano, J.C. and McMurray, B. (2007, October). Integrating acoustic cues to phonetic features: A computational approach to cue weighting. Poster presented at Where Do Features Come From? Phonological Primitives in the Brain, the Mouth, and the Ear. Paris, France.
  Toscano, J.C. and McMurray, B. (2007, March). Taking statistical learning to the next level: A computational approach to the acquisition of multi-dimensional categories. Poster presented at the 2007 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
  Toscano, J.C. and McMurray, B. (2006, October). Acoustic cue integration in natural speech: Empirical and computational results. Talk presented at the 12th Midcontinental Workshop on Phonology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  Toscano, J.C. and McMurray, B. (2006, June). A lexical locus for the integration of asynchronous cues to voicing: An investigation with natural stimuli. Poster presented at the 151st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI. (Best Student Paper in Speech Communication — First Prize)
  Dennhardt, J., McMurray, B., Luck, S.J., and Toscano, J.C. (2006, June). Gradient effects of continuous acoustic detail revealed in event-related potentials. Poster presented at the 151st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI.
  Toscano, J.C. (2005, November). Category acquisition through statistical learning using a mixture of Gaussians model. Invited talk presented at the University of Rochester Speech Group, Rochester NY.
  Toscano, J.C. and McMurray, B. (2005, November). Statistical learning, cross-linguistic constraints, and the acquisition of speech categories: a computational approach. Talk presented at the 11th Midcontinental Workshop on Phonology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  Beutter, B.R., Toscano, J.C., and Stone, L.S. (2005, May). Top-down and bottom-up influences on saccades in a visual search task. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL.