curriculum vitae

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Education

2009 – 2018
Doctor of Philosophy, Hearing and Speech Sciences
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Advisor: Dr. Mark Wallace
Dissertation title: Temporal Correlation and Its Role in Multisensory Binding and Integration

2005 – 2009
Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience (Honors)
King College, Bristol, TN

2001 – 2005
High School Diploma (Summa Cum Laude)
Sullivan South High School, Kingsport, TN

Professional and Teaching Experience

2018 – present
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Advisor: Dr. Edmund Lalor

2015 – 2018
Personal tutor, MATLAB programming and statistics

2014
Lecturer, PAVE (Preparatory Academics for a Vanderbilt Education)
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2012 – 2013
Teaching assistant, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

On-Going Projects

Multisensory Jim
Correlation Tracking
Developmental Manipulation of Multisensory Principles
Multisensory neurophysiology in the cortex and midbrain

Ad-hoc Journal Referee

European Journal of Neuroscience
FrontiersIn
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Journal of Vision
Multisensory Research
NeuroImage
Neuropsychologia
Periodicals of the National Academy of Science
PLOS Computational Biology

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nidiffer AR, Diederich A, Ramachandran R, Wallace MT (2018). Multisensory perception reflects individual differences in processing temporal correlations. Scientfic Reports 8

Simon, DK, Nidiffer AR, Wallace MT. (2018). Rapid recalibration of audiovisual synchrony judgements is driven by changes in sensory evidence. Scientific Reports 8

Nidiffer AR, Stevenson RA, Krueger Fister JK, Barnett ZP,
Wallace MT (2016). Interactions between space and effectiveness in human multisensory performance. Neuropsychol. 88: 83-91

Krueger Fister JK, Stevenson RA, Nidiffer AR, Barnett ZP, Wallace MT (2016). Stimulus intensity modulates multisensory temporal processing. Neuropsychol. 88: 92-100.

Stevenson RA, Ghose D, Fister JK, Sarko DK, Altieri NA, Nidiffer AR, Kurela LR, Siemann JK, James TW, Wallace MT (2014). Identifying and quantifying multisensory integration: A tutorial review. Brain Topography. 27(6): 707-730.

Ghose D, Maier A, Nidiffer AR, Wallace MT (2014). Multisensory response modulation in the superficial layers of the superior colliculus. J Neurosci. 43(12): 4332-44.

Stevenson RA, Fister JK, Barnett ZP, Nidiffer AR, Wallace MT (2012). Interactions between the spatial and temporal stimulus factors that influence multisensory integration in human performance. Exp Brain Res. 219(1): 121-37.

Book Chapters

Wallace MT, Ghose D, Nidiffer AR , Fister MC, Krueger Fister J (2012). Development of multisensory integration in subcortical and cortical brain networks. In A. J. Bremner, D. J. Lewkowicz, and C. Spence (Eds.), Multisensory Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sarko DK, Nidiffer AR, Powers AR III, Ghose D, Hillock A, Fister MC, Krueger J, Wallace MT. (2012). Spatial and temporal features of multisensory processes: bridging between animal and human studies. In M. M. Murray & M. T. Wallace (Eds.), Frontiers in the neural bases of multisensory processes. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Posters and Abstracts

Nidiffer AR and Lalor EC (2019) Alpha and beta band brain activity tracks the temporal correlation between auditory and visual stimuli. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL. (pdf)

Nidiffer AR, Ramachandran R, and Wallace MT, and Ramachandran, R (2018) A perspective on a potential mechanism bridging two modes of multisensory integration. International Multisensory Research Forum, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Nidiffer AR, Diederich A, Ramachandran R, and Wallace MT, and Ramachandran, R (2017) Audiovisual stimulus correlation drives multisensory perceptual decisions. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Simon DK, Nidiffer AR, and Wallace MT (2017) Rapid recalibration to asynchronous audiovisual speech modulates the rate of evidence accumulation. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Nidiffer AR, Ramachandran R, and Wallace MT, and Ramachandran, R (2017) Audiovisual stimulus correlation drives multisensory perceptual decisions. International Multisensory Research Forum, Nashville, TN.

Thelen A, Chadha M, Nidiffer AR, Wallace MT, and Ramachandran, R (2016) Neural correlates of ambiguous motion stimuli. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Chadha M, Thelen A, Nidiffer AR, Ramachandran, R, and Wallace MT (2016) Integration of ambiguous audio-visual motion stimuli on the formation of perceptual judgements. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Nidiffer AR, Ramachandran, R, and Wallace MT (2015) Multisensory temporal processing in the inferior colliculus. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Krueger Fister J, Kurela LR, Nidiffer AR, Hackett TA, and Wallace MT (2015) Differential visual modulation of auditory activity in cat A1 between supra- and infragranular layers. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Nidiffer AR, Zheng QQ, Ramachandran, R, and Wallace MT (2014) Multisensory temporal processing is dependent upon stimulus intensity. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Krueger Fister J, Kurela LR, Nidiffer AR, Hackett TA, and Wallace MT (2014) Visual influences in cat auditory cortex are lamina-specific. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Nidiffer AR, Zheng QQ, and Wallace MT (2013) Role of inverse effectiveness in multisensory evidence accumulation. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Krueger Fister J, Kurela LR, Nidiffer AR, Lee WH, Hackett TA, and Wallace MT (2013) Local field potentials reveal novel multisensory interactions in cat cortex. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Kurela LR, Krueger Fister J, Nidiffer AR, Lee WH, Hackett TA, and Wallace MT (2013) The effects of adult visual deprivation on multisensory integration in the cat superior colliculus. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Nidiffer AR, Sarko DK, and Wallace MT (2013) Effects of audiovisual motion coherence on multisensory processing. International Multisensory Research Forum, Jerusalem, Israel.

Nidiffer AR, Sarko DK, and Wallace MT (2012) Predictors of multisensory integration in the alert cat. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Sarko DK, Nidiffer AR, and Wallace MT (2012) Multisensory integration is related to changes in neuronal response reliability in awake animals. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Wallace MT, Nidiffer AR, and Sarko DK (2012) Effects of audiovisual motion coherence on multisensory processing. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Nidiffer AR, Stevenson RA, Krueger Fister J, Barnett ZP, and Wallace MT (2011) Multisensory integrative principles in human performance: Interaction of stimulus location and salience. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

Wallace MT, Krueger Fister J, Barnett ZP, Nidiffer AR, and Stevenson RA (2011). The multisensory temporal binding window: Impact of stimulus location and salience. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

Nidiffer AR, Stevenson RA, Krueger-Fister J, Barnett ZP, and Wallace MT (2011) Interaction between space and effectiveness in multisensory integration: behavioral and perceptual measures. International Multisensory Research Forum, Fukuoka, Japan

Stevenson RA, Krueger-Fister J, Barnett ZP, Nidiffer AR, and Wallace MT (2011) Modulating the Temporal Binding Window: Impacts of Stimulus Location and Salience. International Multisensory Research Forum, Fukuoka, Japan

Nidiffer AR, DeFord JK, and Sutherland MA (2009) Auditory Discrimination in Noise. Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana

DeFord JK, Nidiffer AR, and Sutherland MA (2008). Visual and Auditory Sensitivity to Changes in the Amplitude Spectrum of Temporal Noise. Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts

Nidiffer AR (2008). Auditory Frequency Discrimination Sensitivity. Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference, Tusculum College, Greenville, Tennessee