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Alex Billig

Alex Billig

Auditory scene analysis

Speech perception

Music and language

Office Phone: (+44) (0) 1223 355 294 ext 592

Research Interests

I am a PhD student in the Hearing, Speech and Language Group at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, where I am researching the role of attention and previous knowledge in auditory scene analysis.


  • Cognition
  • Music and language
  • Hearing

Key Publications

Billig, A.J., Davis, M.H., Deeks, J.M., Monstrey, J., & Carlyon, R.P. (2013). Lexical influences on auditory streaming. Current Biology, 23(16), 1585-1589.

Billig, A.J. & Müllensiefen, D. (2012). Comparing models of contour in music and speech. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiadis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, July 23-28, 2012 (pp. 95-96). Thessaloniki, Greece: School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.