Heather Read


Psychological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Sensory Neuroscience
  • Sound Perception
  • Sensory Neural Circuit Anatomy and Function



  • PSYC 3501 (Sensation and Perception)
  • PSYC 3253 (Sensory Neuroscience Lab)


  • TBA



Escabi, M.A., Read, H. L., Viventi, J., Kim, D.H., Higgins, N.C., Storace, D.A., Liu, A.S.K., Gifford, A.M., Burke, J.F., Campisi, M., Kim, Y., Avrin, A.E., Huang, Y., Li, M., Wu, J., Rogers, J.A., Litt, B., & Cohen, Y.A. (2014). A high-density, high-channel count, multiplexed uECoG array for auditory-cortex recordings. Journal of Neuropysiology, 112(6), 1566-1583.

Storace, D.A., Higgins, N.C., Chikar, J.A., Oliver, D.,L., & Read, H. L. (2012). Gene expression identifies distinct ascending glutamatergic pathways to frequency-organized auditory cortex in the rat brain. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(45), 15759-15768.

Chen, C., Read, H.L., & Escabi, M.A. (2012). Precise feature based time scales and frequency decorrelation lead to a sparse auditory code. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(25), 8454-8468.

Higgins, N.C., Storace, D.A., Escabi, M.A., & Read, H.L. (2010). Specialization of binaural responses in ventral auditory cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(43), 14522-14532.

Rodriguez, F.A., Chen, C., Read, H.L., & Escabi, M.A. (2010). Neural modulation tuning characteristics scale to efficiently encode natural sound statistics. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(47), 15969-15980.

Storace, D.A., Higgins, N.C., & Read, H.L. (2010). Thalamocortical pathway specialization for sound frequency resolution. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 519 (2), 177-193.


  • Marine Biological Laboratories Undergraduate Fellow, Neural Systems and Behavior
  • Graduate Merit Fellowship Award
  • Schmitt Dissertation Award
  • Kavli Frontiers Fellow, National Acadamy of Science
Heather Read
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Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBousfield 114
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