• Communication and Aging
  • Perceptual changes with age and how they influence cognition
  • Changes in auditory selective attention in aging
  • The interaction between cognition and perception in aging


COURSES FOR 2010-2011

  • PSYC 2006: Childhood Development
  • PSYC 2007: Adult Development
  • PSYC 2907: Perception
  • PSYC 3705: Cognition


Schneider, B. A., Parker, S., & Murphy, D. R. (in press). A model of top-down gain control in the auditory system. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. Accepted December 17, 2010.

Murphy, D. R., Schneider, B. A. & Bailey, H. (2010). Channel capacity for absolute identification of tonal duration: The effects of age. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics,72, 788-805 Click Here to Download PDF of this document, Click here to download PDF of erratum published in May 2010.

Van Gerven, P. W. M., & Murphy, D. R. (2010). Aging and Distraction by Irrelevant Speech: Does Emotional Valence Matter? Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 667-670.  doi:.1093/geronb/gbq048

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Murphy, D. R., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2010).  The role of sensory modality in age-related inhibitory decline: A critical review. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 975-1022. doi: 10.1037/a0020731

Murphy, D. R., Schneider, B. A, Speranza, F, & Moraglia, G. (2006). A comparison of higher-order auditory processes in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 21, 763-773.

Murphy, D. R., Daneman, M., & Schneider, B. A. (2006) Why do older adults have difficulty following conversations?  Psychology and Aging, 21, 49-61

Schneider, B. A., Daneman, M., & Murphy, D. R. (2005). Speech comprehension difficulties in older adults: Cognitive slowing or age-related changes in hearing?  Psychology and Aging, 20, 261-271.

Parker, S., Murphy, D. R., & Schneider, B. A. (2002).  Top-Down Gain Control in the Auditory System: Evidence from Identification and Discrimination Studies. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 598-615.

Murphy, D. R., Craik, F. I. M., Li, K. Z. H. & Schneider, B. A. (2000). Comparing the Effects of Aging and Background Noise on Short-term Memory Performance. Psychology and Aging, 15, 323-334.

Schneider, B. A., Daneman, M., Murphy, D. R., & Kwong See, S.  (2000).  Listening to discourse in distracting settings: The effects of aging. Psychology and Aging, 15, 110-125.

Murphy, D. R., McDowd, J. M., & Wilcox, K. A. (1999).  Inhibition and aging: Similarities between younger and older adults as revealed by the processing of unattended auditory information.  Psychology and Aging, 14, 44-59.