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Andrew Dykstra

Assistant Professor College of EngineeringBiomedical Engineering Department



I earned my BS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Miami and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), respectively before earning my PhD in auditory neuroscience from MIT. I spent time as a postdoc in the Department of Neurology at Heidelberg University (Germany) and The Brain and Mind Institute at Western University (Canada) before joining the UM faculty.

Research Interests

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, Neural Engineering




      • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

        • Wiegand, K., Heiland, S., Uhlig, C. H., Dykstra, A. R., Gutschalk, A. (2018).Cortical networks for auditory detection with and without informational masking: Task effects and implications for conscious perception. NEUROIMAGE, 167, 178-190.
        • Groppe, D. M., Bickel, S., Dykstra, A. R., Wang, X., Megevand, P., Mercier, M. R., Lado, F. A., Mehta, A. D., Honey, C. J. (2017).iELVis: An open source MATLAB toolbox for localizing and visualizing human intracranial electrode data. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, 281, 40-48.
        • Miller, R. L., Dykstra, A. R., Wei, W., Holsclaw, C., Turnbull, J. E., Leary, J. A. (2016).Enrichment of Two Isomeric Heparin Oligosaccharides Exhibiting Different Affinities toward Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 88, 11551-11558.
        • Uhlig, C. H., Dykstra, A. R., Gutschalk, A. (2016).Functional magnetic resonance imaging confirms forward suppression for rapidly alternating sounds in human auditory cortex but not in the inferior colliculus. HEARING RESEARCH, 335, 25-32.
        • Dykstra, A. R., Burchard, D., Starzynski, C., Riedel, H., Rupp, A., Gutschalk, A. (2016).Lateralization and Binaural Interaction of Middle-Latency and Late-Brainstem Components of the Auditory Evoked Response. JARO-JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 17, 357-370.
        • Dykstra, A. R., Halgren, E., Gutschalk, A., Eskandars, E. N., Cash, S. S. (2016).Neural Correlates of Auditory Perceptual Awareness and Release from Informational Masking Recorded Directly from Human Cortex: A Case Study. FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE, 10.
        • Dykstra, A. R., Gutschalk, A. (2015).Does the mismatch negativity operate on a consciously accessible memory trace?. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 1.
        • Gutschalk, A., Rupp, A., Dykstra, A. R. (2015).Interaction of Streaming and Attention in Human Auditory Cortex. PLOS ONE, 10.
        • Chan, A. M., Dykstra, A. R., Jayaram, V., Leonard, M. K., Travis, K. E., Gygi, B., Baker, J. M., Eskandar, E., Hochberg, L. R., Halgren, E., Cash, S. S. (2014).Speech-Specific Tuning of Neurons in Human Superior Temporal Gyrus. CEREBRAL CORTEX, 24, 2679-2693.
        • Sheth, S. A., Aronson, J. P., Shafi, M. M., Phillips, H. W., Velez-Ruiz, N., Walcott, B. P., Kwon, C., Mian, M. K., Dykstra, A. R., Cole, A., Eskandar, E. N. (2014).Utility of foramen ovale electrodes in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. EPILEPSIA, 55, 713-724.
        • Dykstra, A. R., Koh, C. K., Braida, L. D., Tramo, M. J. (2012).Dissociation of Detection and Discrimination of Pure Tones following Bilateral Lesions of Auditory Cortex. PLOS ONE, 7.
        • Dykstra, A. R., Chan, A. M., Quinn, B. T., Zepeda, R., Keller, C. J., Cormier, J., Madsen, J. R., Eskandar, E. N., Cash, S. S. (2012).Individualized localization and cortical surface-based registration of intracranial electrodes. NEUROIMAGE, 59, 3563-3570.
        • Dykstra, A. R., Halgren, E., Thesen, T., Carlson, C. E., Doyle, W., Madsen, J. R., Eskandar, E. N., Cash, S. S. (2011).Widespread brain areas engaged during a classical auditory streaming task revealed by intracranial EEG. FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 5.
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