Office Hours: On Leave, Spring, 2013
Ph. D., 1978, University of Connecticut
B. A., 1971, Brandeis University
My studies examine the perceptual organization of speech, and aim to explain how the listener finds a speech signal amid the sounds that strike the ear. The technique of sinewave replication of speech has figured prominently in these studies. In a second line of research, my studies assess the perceptible differences between individual talkers and the phonetic and qualitative aspects of these indexical properties.
Visiting Scholar, Parmly Hearing Institute, Chicago, 2006-2007
Chair, Columbia University Seminar on Language & Cognition, 2000-present
Ann Whitney Olin Professor, 1999-2006
Professor of Psychology, Barnard College, Columbia University, 1992-present
Chair of Psychology, Barnard College, 1997-2000, 1989-1992
Visiting Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, 1994-1995
Associate Professor of Psychology, Barnard College, 1987-1992
Visiting Research Associate in Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine, 1982
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Barnard College, 1980-1987
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1978-1980
Visiting Instructor of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1977-1978
Visiting Instructor of Psychology, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1975-1977
"Sensory and Perceptual Factors in Spoken Communication," National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 1985-present
"Perceptual Processes Underlying Speech Communication," National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1981-1984
"Simple and Complex Feature Detectors in Speech Perception," National Institute of Mental Health, 1979-1980
Consultative Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2006-present
Member, Board of Directors, Haskins Laboratories, 2000-present
Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1999-2005
Associate Editor, Perception & Psychophysics, 1996-1998
Consulting Editor, Perception & Psychophysics, 1981-1988, 1996
Member, Language and Communication Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 2007-present
Member, Study Section on Sensory Disorders and Language, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, 1988-1992
Fellow, Acoustical Society of America
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
Member, Psychonomic Society
Member, Society for Neuroscience
Member, International Maledicta Society
International Society of Bassists (formerly)
Remez, R. E., & Thomas, E. F. (2013) Early recognition of speech. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 4, 213-223.
Remez, R. E. (2012). Three puzzles of multimodal speech perception. In E. Vatikiotis-Bateson, G. Bailly & P. Perrier (Eds.), Audiovisual Speech Processing (pp. 4-20). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Remez, R. E., Dubowski, K. R., Davids, M. L., Thomas, E. F., Paddu, N. U., Grossman, Y. S., & Moskalenko, M. (2011). Estimating speech spectra by algorithm and by hand for synthesis from natural models. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 2173-2178.
Remez, R. E., Dubowski, K. R., Broder, R. S., Davids, M. L., Grossman, Y. S., Moskalenko, M., Pardo, J. S., & Hasbun, S. M. (2011). Auditory-phonetic projection and lexical structure in the recognition of sine-wave words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 968-977.
Remez, R. E., Ferro, D. F. Dubowski, K. R., Meer, J., Broder, R. S. & Davids, M. L. (2010). Is desynchrony tolerance adaptable in the perceptual organization of speech? Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 2054-2058.
Remez, R. E. (2010). Spoken expression of individual identity and the listener. In E. Morsella (Ed.), Expressing Oneself/Expressing One’s Self: Communication, Cognition, Language, and Identity (pp. 167-181). New York: Psychology Press.
Remez, R. E., & Trout, J. D. (2009). Philosophical messages in the medium of spoken language. In M. Nudds and C. O’Callaghan (Eds.), Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays (pp. 234-263). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Remez, R. E., Ferro, D. F., Wissig, S. C., & Landau, C. A. (2008). Asynchrony tolerance in the perceptual organization of speech. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 861-865. pdf
Remez, R. E., Fellowes, J. M., & Nagel, D. S. (2007). On the perception of similarity among talkers. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 3688-3696. pdf
Pardo, J. S., & Remez, R. E. (2006). The perception of speech. In M. Traxler and M. A. Gernsbacher (Eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics, 2nd Edition (pp. 201-248). New York: Academic Press. pdf
D. B. Pisoni and R. E. Remez (Eds.), The Handbook of Speech Perception. Oxford: Blackwell.
Remez, R. E. (2005). The perceptual organization of speech. In D. B. Pisoni and R. E. Remez (Eds.), The Handbook of Speech Perception, (pp. 28-50). Oxford: Blackwell. pdf
Remez, R. E., Fellowes, J. M., Blumenthal, E. Y., & Shoretz Nagel, D. (2003). Analysis and analogy in the perception of vowels. Memory & Cognition, 31, 1126-1135.
Remez, R. E. (2003). Establishing and maintaining perceptual coherence: Unimodal and multimodal evidence. Journal of Phonetics, 31, 293-304.
Liebenthal, E., Binder, J. R., Piorkowski, R. L., & Remez, R. E. (2003). Short-term reorganization of auditory analysis induced by phonetic experience. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 549-558.
Remez, R. E. (2001). The interchange of phonology and perception considered from the perspective of organization. In E. V. Hume and K. A. Johnson (Eds.), The Role of Speech Perception Phenomena in Phonology (pp. 27-52). San Diego: Academic Press.
Remez, R. E. (2000). Speech spoken and represented. In E. Dietrich and A. B. Markman (Eds.), Cognitive Dynamics: The Cognitive Science of Conceptual and Representational Change (Pp. 93-115). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Remez, R. E., Fellowes, J. M., Pisoni, D. B., Goh, W. D., & Rubin, P. E. (1998). Multimodal perceptual organization of speech: Evidence from tone analogs of spoken utterances. Speech Communication, 26, 65-73.
Remez, R. E. (1998). Listening to speech in the dark. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21, 281-282.
Remez, R. E., Rubin, P. E., Berns, S. M., Pardo, J. S., & Lang, J. M. (1994). On the perceptual organization of speech. Psychological Review, 101, 129-156.
The Brain Gallery
Would you like to contribute your portrait to The Brain Gallery? Email it to me as a JPEG and I will happily add it to the exhibition.
and Poetic Sinewaves
This link illustrates the bistability of sinewave replicas of utterances, in which the patterns of individual tones are separately resolved as the Gestalt primitives warrant, while phonetic integration occurs by virtue of principles of sensory integration beyond the Gestalt set. Because two alternative modes of perceptual organization apply concurrently to sinewave replicas of utterances, we have termed this kind of perception bistable (see Remez, Pardo, Piorkowski & Rubin, 2001).
My Ideal Jeopardy Categories
Economy of the Leisure State
•Jazz of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s
•Napping Systems Technology
•Disinfotainment in the Popular Press
Last revised: February 26,2013