David Jackson Morris

David Jackson Morris

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

Except for immediate danger warnings and perhaps music, the most important signal to which we listen is speech.  I am trying to understand and communicate how we hear speech communication. I’m especially fascinated by how surface acoustic attributes of speech interact with the mental lexicon, and how this is modulated by attention.  To probe this I use behavioral and electrophysiological measures and work closely with phoneticians.  Hearing impairment and cohorts that use devices in their perception of speech are of particular interest to me as I am an audiologist and I have a hearing impairment.

I'm originally from Australia, but have been working in Scandinavia for most of 2 decades.  In real life I’m awkward and obsessive, but I’ve got my drooling under control and I usually wear socks that match.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Electrophysiological and behavioral measures of some speech contrasts in varied attention and noise

    Morris, D. J., Tøndering, J. & Lindgren, M., 2019, In : Hearing Research. 373, p. 1 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Investigating lexical competition and the cost of phonemic restoration

    Balling, L. W., Morris, D. J. & Tøndering, J., 15 Dec 2017, In : Acoustical Society of America. Journal. 142, 6, p. 3603-3612 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Auditory event-related responses to diphthongs in different attention conditions

    Morris, D. J., Steinmetzger, K. & Tøndering, J., 2016, In : Neuroscience Letters. 626, p. 158-163

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Identification of vowel length, word stress and compound words and phrases by postlingually-deafened cochlear implant listeners.

    Morris, D. J., Magnusson, L., Faulkner, A., Jönsson, R. & Juul, H., 2013, In : Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 24, 9, p. 879-890 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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