Ross Williamson

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Current Research

In the auditory system, function often directly follows form. Segregation of cell types in the organ of Corti and cochlear nucleus has revealed fundamental lessons about the biology of hearing. However, no such understanding exists at the level of the auditory cortex. By disambiguating the roles of distinct classes of projection neurons, our research program aims to understand the principles of cortical organization, and how such principles can give rise to complex behaviors.


Selected Recent Publications

Homeostatic normalization of sensory gain in auditory corticofugal feedback neurons following auditory deprivation
Nature Communications    Jul 13, 2017
M M. Asokan, R S. Williamson, K E. Hancock, D B. Polley

Models of neuronal stimulus-response functions: elaboration, estimation, and evaluation
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience    Jan 12, 2017
A F. Meyer, R S. Williamson, J F. Linden, M Sahani

Input-specific gain modulation by local sensory context shapes cortical and thalamic responses to complex sounds
Neuron    Jul 20, 2016
R S. Williamson, M B. Ahrens, J F. Linden, M Sahani

Locomotion and task demands differentially modulate thalamic audiovisual processing during active search
Current Biology    Jul 20, 2015
R S. Williamson, K E. Hancock, B G. Shinn-Cunningham, D B. Polley

The equivalence of information-theoretic and likelihood-based methods for neural dimensionality reduction
PLoS Computational Biology    Apr 1, 2015
R S. Williamson, M. Sahani, J W. Pillow

Probabilistic methods for linear and multilinear models
In Handbook of Modern Techniques in Auditory Cortex, eds. D. Depirieux & M. Elhilali.    Dec 1, 2013
M. Sahani, R S. Williamson, M B. Ahrens, J F Linden