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Holt, Lori

Lori L Holt

Department of Psychology


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AUSTIN, TX 78712

Lori L. Holt is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the same institution in 1999. She joined the faculty of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University as faculty in 1999 where she was an active member, and ultimately co-director, of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. She joined the faculty at UT-Austin as Professor of Psychology in Fall 2023.

Dr. Holt studies the cognitive and neural basis of listening, especially as it relates to speech. She has been particularly interested in the role of learning and attention in shaping how we communicate and listen.

 Speech induces spatiotemporal and frequency specific subthalamic-cortical spike-phase coupling events. Vissani M, Bush A, Lipski WJ, Fischer P, Neudorfer C, Holt LL, Fiez JA, Turner RS, Richardson RM.bioRxiv. 2023 Oct 19:2023.10.18.562969. doi: 10.1101/2023.10.18.562969. Preprint.PMID: 37905141 

Transfer of statistical learning from passive speech perception to speech production. Murphy TK, Nozari N, Holt LL.Psychon Bull Rev. 2023 Oct 26. doi: 10.3758/s13423-023-02399-8. Online ahead of print.PMID: 37884779

Informational masking influences segmental and suprasegmental speech categorization. Symons AE, Holt LL, Tierney AT.Psychon Bull Rev. 2023 Sep 1. doi: 10.3758/s13423-023-02364-5. Online ahead of print.PMID: 37658222

Statistical learning across passive listening adjusts perceptual weights of speech input dimensions. Hodson AJ, Shinn-Cunningham BG, Holt LL.Cognition. 2023 Sep;238:105473. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2023.105473. Epub 2023 May 19.PMID: 37210878 

Auditory category learning is robust across training regimes. Obasih CO, Luthra S, Dick F, Holt LL.Cognition. 2023 Aug;237:105467. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2023.105467. Epub 2023 May 4.PMID: 37148640 Free article.

Memory for incidentally learned categories evolves in the post-learning interval. Gabay Y, Karni A, Holt LL.Elife. 2023 Mar 24;12:e81855. doi: 10.7554/eLife.81855.PMID: 36961499