Test of Attention in Listening

Funded by:

   Medical Research Council, UK (Doctoral stipend and fees: £57,000)

   ERASMUS Mundus Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (€15,000)

Role: PhD student

My doctoral research focused on auditory selective attention in typically developing children and Auditory Processing Disorder, and was completed at the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, University of Nottingham, UK. Over my three year PhD I completed seven studies by collecting data from 80 young adults and 192 children aged 6-12 years old. During my PhD I spent eight months working under Claude Alain at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, Canada funded by an ERASMUS Mundus grant. I also worked with a software developer to create a distributable version of TAiL - a child-friendly computer game using pure tone stimuli and simple instructions to quantify selective attention constructs.

  1. Stewart, H. J., Shen, D., Sham, N., & Alain, C. (2020) Involuntary orienting and conflict resolution during auditory attention: The role of ventral and dorsal streams. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 10.1162/jocn_a_01594. <here>

  2. Stewart, H. J., Amitay, S., & Alain, C. (2017).  Neural correlates of distraction and conflict resolution for nonverbal auditory events. Scientific Reports, 7: 1595. <here>

  3. Stewart, H. J., & Amitay, S. (2015). Modality-specificity of selective attention networks. Frontiers in psychology, 6: 1826. <here>

  4. Stewart, H. J., & Amitay, S. Development of auditory attention: Distractibility and conflict resolution. In LSCD 2014: Workshop on Late Stages in Speech and Communication Development (116-118). <here>