The Psychophysics Psyber Lab

Vit Drga's Home Page

Hi. Here are some details and links about my work in psychophysics.



  • Drga, V., Plack, C. J.  & Yasin, I. Frequency tuning of the efferent effect on cochlear gain in humans, In: van Dijk, P., Baskent, D., Gaudrain, E., de Kleine, E., Wagner, A., & Lanting, C., eds. (2016) Physiology, Psychoacoustics and Cognition in Normal and Impaired Hearing. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 477-484.  

  • Yasin, I., Drga, V.,  & Plack, C. J. (2014). Effect of human auditory efferent feedback on cochlear gain and compression. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(46), 15319-15326.
  • Yasin, I., Drga, V.,  & Plack, C. J. (2013). Estimating peripheral gain and compression using fixed-duration masking curves. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(6), 4145-4155.  
  • Yasin, I., Drga, V.,  & Plack, C. J. Improved psychophysical methods to estimate peripheral gain and compression. In Moore, B. C. J., Patterson, R. D., Winter, I. M., Carlyon, R. P., Gockel, H. E., eds. (2013) Basic Aspects of Hearing: Physiology and Perception. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 39-46.  

  • Plack, C. J., Oxenham, A. J., Simonson, A., O'Hanlon, C. G., Drga, V., & Arifianto, D. (2008). Estimates of compression at low and high frequencies using masking additivity in normal and impaired ears, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 4321-4330.  

  • Plack, C. J., Oxenham A. J., & Drga, V. (2006). Masking by inaudible sounds and the linearity of temporal summation. Journal of Neuroscience, 26(34), 8767–8773.
  • Harris, J. & Drga, V. (2005). Using visual direction in three-dimensional motion perception, Nature Neuroscience, 8 (2), 229-233.
  • Plack, C. J., O'Hanlon, C. G., & Drga, V. Additivity of masking and auditory compression, In: Pressnitzer, D., de Cheveigne, A., McAdams, S. & Collet, L., eds. (2005) Auditory Signal Processing : Physiology, Psychophysics, and Models. New York: Springer, 60-66.
  • Plack, C. J., Drga, V. & Lopez-Poveda, E. (2004). Inferred basilar-membrane response functions for listeners with mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115, 1684-1695.
  • Galvin, S. J., Podd, J. V., Drga, V., and Whitmore, J. (2003) Type 2 tasks in the theory of signal detectability: Discrimination between correct and incorrect decisions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10 (4), 843-867.
  • Plack, C. J., & Drga, V. (2002). Psychophysical evidence for auditory compression at low characteristic frequencies, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113, 1574-1586.
  • Lapsley Miller, J. A., Scurfield, B. K., Drga, V., Galvin, S. J., & Whitmore, J. (2002). Nonparametric relationships between single-interval and two-interval forced-choice tasks in the theory of signal detectability. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 46(4), 383-417.
  • Plack, C. J., Oxenham, A. J., & Drga, V. (2002). Linear and nonlinear processes in temporal masking, Acustica united with Acta Acustica 88, 348-358.


  • Lapsley Miller, J. A., Drga, V., and Miller, L. M. (2001) Evidence that the energy detector is not an appropriate model for Gaussian noise detection in humans. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol. Abs. 24, 250. (Poster presentation - February 2001).
  • Drga, V. (1995) Estimating errorless performance in discrimination tasks. Psychology Department Research Seminar, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


  • Psychom_siml: Monte Carlo simulations of adaptive-tracking threshold estimation.

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