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Michaela Warnecke, Ph.D.

I am a Postdoctoral Research Scientist for Auditory Spatial Perception at Facebook Reality Labs (formerly Oculus Research). My research interests broadly center around how dynamic and complex signals embedded in noisy acoustic environments are processed and effectively guide perception.

You can find my full CV here.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Psychological and Brain Sciences

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

2018

 

M.A., Psychological and Brain Sciences

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

2015

B.Sc., Cognitive Science

Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany

2011

 

PUBLICATIONS

Warnecke M, Simmons, JA, Simmons AM (2021) Population registration of echo flow in the big brown bat's auditory midbrain. Journal of Neurophysiology

Warnecke M, Litovsky RY (2021) Signal envelope and speech intelligibility differentially impact auditory motion perception. Nature Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-10

 

Warnecke M, Peng ZE, Litovsky RY (2020) The impact of temporal fine structure and signal envelope on auditory motion perception. PLoS ONE, 15(8): e0238125. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238125

 

Warnecke M & Litovsky RY (2019). Understanding auditory motion perception: the role of temporal fine structure and envelope cues. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics

 

Warnecke M, Macías S, Falk B & Moss CF (2018). Echo interval and not echo intensity drives bat flight behavior in structured corridors. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(24), jeb191155

 

Warnecke M, Falk B & Moss CF (2018). Echolocation and flight behavior of the bat Hipposideros armiger terasensis in a structured corridor. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(2), 806-813

 

Simmons JA, Gaudette JE & Warnecke M (2017). Biosonar inspired signal processing and acoustic imaging from echolocating bats. Biologically Inspired Radar and Sonar: Lessons from Nature, 5. IET London

 

Warnecke M, Lee W-J, Krishnan A & Moss CF (2016). Dynamic echo information guides flight in the Big Brown Bat. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 81

 

Warnecke M & Simmons JA (2016). Target shape perception and clutter rejection use the same mechanism in bat sonar. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1–9

 

Simmons AM, Hom KN, Warnecke M & Simmons JA (2016). Broadband noise exposure does not affect hearing sensitivity in big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 219(7), 1031-1040

 

Warnecke M, Chiu C, Engelberg J & Moss CF (2015). Active Listening in a Bat Cocktail Party: Adaptive Echolocation and Flight Behaviors of Big Brown Bats, Eptesicus fuscus, Foraging in a Cluttered Acoustic Environment. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 86(1), 6-16

 

Warnecke M, Bates ME, Flores V & Simmons JA (2014). Spatial release from simultaneous echo masking in bat sonar. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135 (5), 3077 3085

 

Gaudette JE, Kloepper LN, Warnecke M & Simmons JA (2014). High resolution acoustic measurement system and beam pattern reconstruction method for bat echolocation emissions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135 (1), 513-520

 

Simmons AM, Warnecke M, Vu TT & Smith ATS (2014). Flow sensing in developing Xenopus laevis is disrupted by visual cues and ototoxin exposure. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1-19