Dr. David Magezi
2005 – 2008 PhD: MRC Institute of Hearing Research/Nottingham University, UK
2002 – 2005 Medical Degree: Oxford University, UK
1999 – 2002 Physiology/Medical Sciences: Cambridge University, UK
2015 – 2017 Self-employed computer programmer
2011,13 – 1.2016 Physician-researcher Laboratory for Cognitive and Neurological Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2012 – 2013 Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Netherlands
2010 – 2011 Clinical intern Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA
2009 – 2010 Clinical intern and researcher, Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychology, Vaud University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
International Invited Talks
“Imaging and modelling information processing in the ageing brain”. Meeting of the Translational Neuromodelling Unit, University of Zurich, Switzerland (2013).
“Rock and roll? The role of auditory spatial mapping and frames of reference in audiogravic illusions”. Sensorimotor Meeting, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2012).
“Does the auditory system make use of the cochlear phase response? Controversies in binaural and monaural processing”. Biophysics Seminar, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2012).
“Processing of fine-grained temporal information in the human auditory system.” Martinez, VA Northern California. USA (2009).
“Des oreilles au cerveau: comment le système auditif traite l’information temporelle de structure fin” (In French: From the ears to the brain: how the auditory system processes temporal fine structure information). University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2009).
Meeting Podium Presentation
Magezi, D.A. The pitch of pitch: a method to investigate how head motion in the vertical plane influences the perception of changing stimulus frequency. Moving Sounds and Moving Listeners: A two day workshop on the use of motion tracking and moving audio in hearing research. Glasgow, UK (2014)
Magezi, D.A., Hahn, T., van Iersel, L.F.J.L., van Wanrooij, M.M., & van Opstal, A.J. Changes in auditory spatial mapping can explain the audiogravic illusion. Association for Research in Otolaryngology 36th Midwiner Meeting. Baltimore, MD, USA (2013)
Meeting Poster Presentations
Magezi, D.A. A computational model of auditory cortex to explore the role of GABAergic inhibition in age-related hearing loss. Swiss Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Bern (2014).
Magezi, D.A., Hahn, T., van Iersel, L.F.J.L., van Wanrooij, M.M., & van Opstal, A.J. The Audiogravic Illusion: multisensory cues underlying the influence of changing head orientation on perceived sound location. Swiss Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Geneva (2013).
Magezi, D.A., Buetler, K.A., Chouiter, L, Annoni, J-M, & Spierer, L. Electrical neuroimaging of the audiotory motion aftereffects reveals that auditory motion perception relies on motion-sensitive but not direction-selective mechanisms. 4th International Conference on the Auditory Cortex. Lausanne, Switzerland (2012).
Magezi, D.A., Buetler, K.A., Choiter, L, Annoni, J.-M., Spierer, L. Electrical brain activity during the auditory motion aftereffect reveals that the human auditory brain is motion-sensitive but not direction-specific. Swiss Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Zurich, Swizterland (2012).
Magezi, D.A., BoSmith, I.I., & Krumbholz, K. Evidence suggesting that spectral rather than time-interval information underlies pitch perception in low-frequency pure tones. Association for Research in Otolaryngology 32nd Midwiner Meeting. Baltimore, MD, USA (2009).
Magezi, D.A., BoSmith, I.I., & Krumbhoz, K. Partial masking suggests that spectral rather than time-interval information underlies pitch perception in low-frequency pure tones. British Society of Audiology Short Papers Meeting on Experimental Studies of Hearing and Deafness. York, UK (2008).
Magezi D.A. & Krumbholz K. Human cortical responses to change in sound lateralization suggest non-topographical coding of interaural time differences. Acoustics’08 - 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/5th Forum Acusticum of the European Acoustics Association/ 9ème Congrès Français d’Acoustique. Paris, France (2008).
Magezi, D.A., Moore, R.C., Ponting, S.H.Z., & Krumbholz, K. Is the pitch of low-frequency pure tones based on spectral information after all? Evidence from experiments using binaural masking release. Association for Research in Otolaryngology 30th Midwinter Meeting.Denver, CO, USA (2007).
Magezi D.A. & Krumbholz, K. Rapid event-related fMRI reveals regionally specific effects in the transient brain response to moving and tonal sounds. British Society of Audiology Short Papers Meeting on Experimental Studies of Hearing and Deafness. UCL, London, UK (2007).
Magezi D.A. & Krumbholz, K. Binaural temporal processing: role of the cochlear phase response and cross-channel analysis. Association for Research in Otolaryngology 29th Midwinter Meeting. Baltimore, MD, USA (2006).
Magezi D.A. & Krumbholz, K. Stereausis or axonal propagation delay: does cross-channel analysis play a role in interaural temporal processing? British Society of Audiology Short Papers Meeting on Experimental Studies of Hearing and Deafness. Cambridge, UK (2006).
List of most relevant publications
Reviews & Software
Magezi, D.A. Linear mixed-effects models for within-participant psychology experiments: an introductory tutorial and free, graphical user interface (LMMgui).
Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00002 (2015).
Scientific research articles
Vez, S., Köhli, J., Frey, B., Magezi, D.A., Annoni, J.-M., Burgunder, J.M.. Auditory time perception in Huntington's disease. Neuropsychologia, 119, 247 - 252 (2018).
Chouiter L., Tzovara A., Dieguez S., Annoni J.M., Magezi D., De Lucia M., Spierer L. Experience-based auditory predictions modulate brain activity to silence as do real sounds. J Cogn Neurosci 27, 1968 – 1980 (2015).
Nakamoto K.T., Shackleton T.M., Magezi D.A., & Palmer A.R. A function for binaural integration in auditory grouping and segregation in the inferior colliculus, J Neurophysiol. 113, 1819 – 1830 (2015).
Magezi, D.A., Buetler, K., Chouiter, L., Annoni, J.M. & Spierer, L. Electrical neuroimaging during auditory motion aftereffects reveals that auditory motion processing is motion-sensitive but not direction-selective, J of Neurophysiology 109, 321 – 331 (2013).
Magezi, D.A., Khateb A., Mouthon M., Spierer L., Annoni J.M. Cognitive control of language production in bilinguals involves a partly independent process within the domain-general cognitive control network: evidence from task-switching and electrical brain activity. Brain Lang. 122, 55 – 63 (2012).
Magezi, D.A. & Krumbholz, K. Evidence for opponent-channel coding of interaural temporal cues to sound lateraisation in human auditory cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 104, 1197–2007 (2010).
Krumbholz, K., Magezi, D.A., Moore, R.C. & Patterson, R.D. Binaural sluggishness precludes temporal pitch processing based on envelope cues in conditions of binaural unmasking. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 125, 1067–1074 (2009).
Magezi, D.A. & Krumbholz, K. Can the binaural system extract fine-structure interaural time differences from noncorresponding frequency channels? J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 124, 3095–3107 (2008).
Clinical case reports
Winckler, C., Magezi, D.A. & Croquelois, A. Restricted left gyrus rectus hemorrhage with unusual frontal syndrome presentation. Eur. Neurol. 65, 129–131 (2011).
Coltamai, L., Magezi, D.A. & Croquelois, A. Pregabalin in the treatment of neuropathic tremor following a motor axonal form of Guillan-Barré syndrome. Mov. Disord 25, 517-519 (2010).
Articles under review
Magezi, D.A., BoSmith, IB & Krumbholz, K. Frequency discrimination accuracy below the phase locking limit covaries with excitation pattern shape (provisionally accepted at JARO).