Beau Stephens, Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2006

B.A., Indiana University, 2000

Research Interests

I am especially interested in how listeners combine multiple sources of information in speech perception, such as spectral and temporal acoustic cues, phonotactic regularities, lexical information, and cross-modal visual information.

Current Research

I am currently working with the Buckeye Speech Corpus to examine how the information present in conversational speech enables accurate word segmentation and phonetic identification.


Holt, L.L., Stephens, J.D.W., & Lotto, A.J. (2005). A critical evaluation of visually moderated phonetic context effects. Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 1102-1112.

Stephens, J.D.W., & Holt, L.L. (2003). Preceding phonetic context affects perception of nonspeech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114, 3036-3039.

Malmberg, K.J., Steyvers, M., Stephens, J.D., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2002). Feature frequency effects in recognition memory. Memory & Cognition, 30, 607-613.

Manuscripts in Preparation/Under Review

Stephens, J.D.W., & Holt, L.L. A role for experience in multimodal perception: Acquisition of novel visual speech cues.

Stephens, J.D.W., & Holt, L.L. Sub-optimal integration of newly-learned visual cues in audio-visual speech perception.

Stephens, J.D.W., & Holt, L.L. A standard set of American-English voiced stop-consonant stimuli from morphed natural speech.


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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology
1835 Neil Avenue
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210-1287

Email Address:

stephens.348[at] (just replace 'at' with '@')