Andrea Megela SimmonsProfessor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Andrea Simmons received her PhD in Psychology (Psychobiology) from Harvard University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Section of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. She is currently Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, with a secondary appointment in Neuroscience.
Miller, J.H., Kloepper, K.N., Potty, G.R., Spivack, A.J., D’Hondt, S.L., and Simmons, A.M. (2015) The effects of pH on acoustic transmission loss in an estuary. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 22, 005001. DOI:10.1121/2.0000007. Published 121814.
Boku, S., Riquimaroux, H., Simmons, A.M. and Simmons, J.A. (2015). Auditory brainstem response of the Japanese house bat (Pipistrellus abramus). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,137, 1063-1068.
Simmons, A.M. (2015) Representation of particle motion in the auditory midbrain of a developing anuran. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201: 681-689.
Simmons, A.M., Warnecke, M., Vu, T.T. and Stevens-Smith, A.T. (2015). Flow sensing in developing Xenopus laevis is disrupted by visual cues and ototoxin exposure. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201, 215-233.
Simmons, A.M. and Alexander, E.A. (2014). Development of the statoacoustic system of amphibians. In Development of Auditory and Vestibular Systems, Fourth Edition. R. Romand and I. Varela-Nieto (eds). Elsevier, New York, pp. 370-413.
Simmons, A.M. (2013). “To ear is human, to frogive is divine": Bob Capranica’s legacy to auditory neuroethology. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199, 169-182.
Simmons A.M. and Flores V. (2012). Particle motion is broadly represented in the vestibular medulla of the bullfrog across larval development. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 198: 253-266.
Schmidt, B.P., Knowles, J.M. and Simmons A.M. (2011) Movements of Rana catesbeiana tadpoles in weak current flows resemble a directed random walk. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 2297-2307.
Bates, M.E., Cropp, B., Gonchar, M., Knowles, J., Simmons, J.A., and Simmons, A.M. (2010). Spatial location influences acoustic interactions in chorusing bullfrogs. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127:2664-2677.
Simmons, J. A. and Simmons, A.M. (2010) Bats and frogs and animals in between: Evidence for a common central timing mechanism to extract periodicity pitch. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197:585–594.
Simmons A.M. (2010) Acoustic Signals. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 1, pp. 7-15 Oxford: Academic Press.
Simmons, A.M. and Horowitz, S.S. (2006). Plasticity in the auditory system across metamorphosis. In: Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians (Narins PM, Feng AS, Fay RR, Popper AN, editors). Springer-Verlag.
Simmons A.M., Popper A.N., and Fay R.R. (editors). (2002). Acoustic Communication. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, v. 16. Springer-Verlag, New York.
My laboratory studies how the nervous system develops, matures, and reorganizes in response to damage. We are particularly interested in the impact of anthropogenic noise and climate change on perception.
awards and honors
Fellow, Acoustical Society of America
Chair, Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee, Acoustical Society of America (2003-2006)
Member, Executive Council, Acoustical Society of America, 2008-11