Professor Dexter Irvine’s original training was in experimental psychology, but as a graduate student he moved into the field of auditory neuroscience. After post-doctoral training at the University of Western Australia and the University of California at Irvine, he joined what is now the Sub-Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences at Monash University. His research has been focused on neural mechanisms of hearing and sound localization at various levels of the auditory pathway and on auditory system plasticity. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at Monash University and has a part-time appointment at the Bionics Institute.

Professor Irvine has published a monograph on auditory brainstem processing, a co-edited book on auditory spectral processing, and approximately 120 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has received continuous funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council since 1986, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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Research projects

Understanding the hearing brain

Recent publications

  1. Irvine, D. R. F. 2018. Auditory perceptual learning and changes in the conceptualization of auditory cortex. Hearing Research. 366: 3-16. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2018.03.011. Full Text

  2. Irvine, D. R. F. 2018. Plasticity in the auditory system. Hearing Research. 362: 61-73. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2017.10.011. Full Text

  3. Irvine, Dexter R. F. 2016. The Origins and Early Development of Australasian Auditory Neuroscience. Acoustics Australia: 1-8.
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  4. Fallon, J. B., S. Irving, S. S. Pannu, A. C. Tooker, A. K. Wise, R. K. Shepherd, and D. R. Irvine. 2016. Second spatial derivative analysis of cortical surface potentials recorded in cat primary auditory cortex using thin film surface arrays: Comparisons with multi-unit data. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 267: 14-20. Full Text

  5. Peterson, A. J., D. R. Irvine, and P. Heil. 2014. A model of synaptic vesicle-pool depletion and replenishment can account for the interspike interval distributions and nonrenewal properties of spontaneous spike trains of auditory-nerve fibers. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 34(45): 15097-109. doi: 1523/JNEUROSCI.0903-14.2014. Full Text

  6. Fallon, J. B., R. K. Shepherd, D. A. Nayagam, A. K. Wise, L. F. Heffer, T. G. Landry, and D. R. Irvine. 2014. Effects of deafness and cochlear implant use on temporal response characteristics in cat primary auditory cortex. Hearing Research. 315: 1-9. Full Text

  7. Fallon, J. B., R. K. Shepherd, and D. R. Irvine. 2014. Effects of chronic cochlear electrical stimulation after an extended period of profound deafness on primary auditory cortex organization in cats. European Journal of Neuroscience. 39(5): 811-20. Full Text

  8. Heil, P., H. Neubauer, and D. R. Irvine. 2011. An improved model for the rate-level functions of auditory-nerve fibers. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(43): 15424-37. doi: 1523/JNEUROSCI.1638-11.2011. Full Text

  9. Eramudugolla, R., A. Boyce, D. R. Irvine, and J. B. Mattingley. 2010. Effects of prismatic adaptation on spatial gradients in unilateral neglect: A comparison of visual and auditory target detection with central attentional load. Neuropsychologia. 48(9): 2681-92.

  10. Fallon, J. B., R. K. Shepherd, M. Brown, and D. R. Irvine. 2009. Effects of neonatal partial deafness and chronic intracochlear electrical stimulation on auditory and electrical response characteristics in primary auditory cortex. Hearing Research. 257(1-2): 93-105. doi: 1016/j.heares.2009.08.006. Full Text