Publications

Banai K. & Lavner Y. (2016). The effects of exposure and training on the perception of time-compressed speech in native versus nonnative listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(3):1686-1696.

Karawani H., Bitan T., Attias J. & Banai K. (2016). Auditory perceptual learning in adults with and without age-related hearing loss. Frontiers in Psychology 6:2066. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02066

Banai K. & Yifat R. (2016). Perceptual context and individual difference in the language proficiency of preschool children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142:118-136. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.10.001

Moav-Scheff R., Yifat R. & Banai K. (2015). Phonological Memory and Word Learning Deficits in Children with Specific Language Impairment: A Role for Perceptual Context? Research in Developmental Disabilities, 45-56:384-389. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2015.08.010

Lavie L. Banai K. Karni A. & Attias J. (2015). Hearing-Aid Induced Plasticity in the Auditory System of the Elderly: Evidence from Speech Perception. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. doi: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-14-0225

Banai K. & Amitay S. (2015). The Effects of Stimulus Variability on the Perceptual Learning of Speech and Non-Speech Stimuli. PLoS One, 10(2):e0118465. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118465.

Banai K. & Lavner Y. (2014). The effects of training length on the perceptual learning of time-compressed speech and its generalization. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 136: 1908-1917. doi: 10.1121/1.4895684.

Lavie L., Banai K., Attias J. & Karni A. (2014). Better together: reduced compliance after sequential vs. simultaneous bilateral hearing aids fitting. American Journal of Audiology. 23:93-98. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.

Banai K. & Ahissar M. (2013). Musical experience, auditory perception and reading-related skills in children. PLoS ONE. 8(9): e75876. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075876

Banai K. & Yuval-Weiss N. (2013). Prolonged development of auditory skills: A role for perceptual anchoring? Cognitive Development. 28:300-311. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2013.05.002

Banai K. & Lavner, Y. (2012). Perceptual Learning of Time-Compressed Speech: More than Rapid Adaptation. PLoS One. 7(10): e47099. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047099

Yifat R., Zadunaisky-Ehrlich S., Uziel-Karl S., & Banai, K. (2012). Reflexive expressions as discourse strategies in teacher’s talk to children with developmental language disorders in language-based kindergartens. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders. 3(1): 91-113.

Banai K. & Yifat R. (2012). Anchoring in 4-to 6-year-old children relates to predictors of reading. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 112(4):403-416.

Banai K., Fisher S. & Ganot R. (2012). The effects of context and musical training on auditory temporal interval discrimination. Hearing Research. 284:59-66.

Banai K. & Amitay S. (2012). Stimulus uncertainty in auditory perceptual learning. Vision Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2012.01.009.

Song J., Skoe E., Banai K. & Kraus N. (2011) Training to improve hearing speech in noise: biological mechanisms. Cerebral Cortex. 10.1093/cercor/bhr196

Banai K., Sabin A. & Wright B.A. (2011).  Separable developmental trajectories for the abilities to detect auditory amplitude and frequency modulations. Hearing Research. 280(1-2): 219-227.

Banai K, & Yifat R. (2011). Perceptual anchoring in preschool children: not adult like, but there. PLoS One. 6(5): e19769. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019769.

Tsaliach M., Amel I. & Banai K. (2010). The effects of global and local stimulus context on auditory frequency discrimination. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology. 21(3): 221-230.

Karawani H. & Banai K. (2010). Speech evoked brainstem responses in Arabic and Hebrew Speakers: Comparison to United States norms. International Journal of Audiology. 49(11): 844-849.

Song J., Skoe, E.Banai K. & Kraus N. (2010). Perception of speech in noise: Neural correlates. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21556

Banai K. & Ahissar M. (2010) On the importance of anchoring and its impairment in dyslexia. Dyslexia. 16:240-257.

Banai K.,  Ortiz J., Oppenheimer J., & Wright B.A. (2010). Learning two things at once: Differential constraints on the acquisition and consolidation of perceptual learning. Neuroscience. 165:436-444.

Moav R., Nevo N. & Banai K. (2009). Central auditory processing development in adolescents with and without learning disabilities. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology. 20(3):207-217.

Banai K. &  Ahissar M. (2009). Perceptual learning as a tool for boosting working memory among individuals with reading and learning disability. Learning & Perception. 1:115-134.

Banai K., Hornickle J., Skoe E., Nicol T., Zecker  S. & Kraus , N.(2009). Reading and subcortical auditory function. Cerebral Cortex. 19:2699-2707.

Banai K. (2008). Auditory frequency discrimination development depends on the assessment procedure. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology. 19(3-4):209-222.

Song J., Banai K. & Kraus , N. (2008). Brainstem timing deficits in children with learning impairment may result from corticofugal origins. Audiology & Neurotology. 13:335-344.

Banai K., Abrams  D. & Kraus N. (2007). Sensory-based learning disability: Insights from brainstem processing of speech sounds. International Journal of Audiology. 46(9):524-532.

Kraus N. & Banai K. (2007). Auditory processing malleability: focus on language and music. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 16(2):105-110.

Ahissar M., Lubin Y., Putter-Katz H. & Banai  K. (2006). Dyslexia and the failure to form a perceptual anchor. Nature Neuroscience. 9(12):1558-1564.

J. Song, K. Banai, N. Russo & N. Kraus (2006). On the relationship between speech- and non-speech evoked brainstem responses in children. Audiology & Neurotology.11(4):233-241.

Banai & K.  & Ahissar  M.(2006). Auditory processing deficits in dyslexia: task or stimulus related? Cerebral Cortex. 16(12): 1718-1728.

Banai K., Nicol T.,  Zecker, S. & Kraus , N. (2005). Brainstem timing: Implications for cortical processing and literacy. The Journal of Neuroscience. 25(43):9850-9857.

Banai K.  & Ahissar M. (2004). Poor frequency discrimination probes dyslexics with particularly impaired working memory. Audiology & Neurotology 9(6):328-340.

Ben-Yehudah G., Banai K. & Ahissar M. (2004). Patterns of deficits in auditory temporal processing among dyslexics. Neuroreport 15(4):627-631.

Amitay, S. Ben-Yehudah G., Banai K. &  Ahissar M. (2003). Reply to visual magnocellular deficits in dyslexia. Brain 126:E3.

Amitay S., Ben-Yehudah G., Banai K. &  Ahissar M. (2002). Disabled readers suffer from visual and auditory impairments but not from a specific magnocellular deficit. Brain, 125(10):2272:85.

Other publications

Banai K. & Ahissar M. (2012). Deficient anchoring – a potential link between perceptual and cognitive difficulties among individuals with dyslexia. In Burack, J., Enns, J. & Fox, N. (eds). Cognitive Science, Development and Psychopathology. Oxford University Press.

Banai K. & Ahissar M. (2012). The role of anchoring in auditory and speech perception in the general and in dyslexic populations. In: Faust M. (ed). Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language. Volume II, pp. 921-937. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, UK.

Banai K. (2011). Commentary on ‘Effects of ‘The Listening Programme’ auditory stimulation method on attention and mood in children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties’. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 18(11): 621

Banai K. & R. Yifat. (2010). Communication Disorders: Auditory Processing Disorders. In: JH Stone, M Blouin, editors. International     Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation. http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/encyclopedia/article.php?id=249&language=en

Kraus N. & Banai K. (2010). Listening, literacy and the neural transcription of sound. In: C. DeConde Johnson, D. Lewis, H. Mulder, L. Thibodeau (eds). Access 2. Proceedings of the First International FM Conference. Pp. 9-26.

Banai K. (2009). On the surprisingly prolonged developmental trajectory of (central) auditory processing. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the European Federation of Audiological Societies.

K. Banai & R. Yifat. (2009). Learning disabilities: beyond dyslexia. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. doi:10.1002/9780470015902

K. Banai  & N. Kraus (2008). The dynamic brainstem: implications for CAPD. In: D. McFarland and A. Cacace (eds). Current controversies in Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Plural Publishing Inc: San Diego, CA. Pp. 269-289.

K. Banai & N. Kraus (2007). The neurobiology of central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), language impairment and learning disability. In: G.D. Chermak and F.E. Musiek (eds). Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder. Volume I, pp.89 – 116. Plural Publishing Inc: San Diego, CA.

K. Banai& M. Ahissar (2005). Psychoacoustics and working memory in dyslexia. In: J. Syka & M. Merzenich (eds). Plasticity and Signal Representation in the Auditory System. Pp. 233-242. Springer: New York, NY.

G. Ben-Yehudah, K. Banai & M. Ahissar (2005). Frequency and Intensity discrimination in dyslexia. In: J. Syka & M. Merzenich (eds). Plasticity and Signal Representation in the Auditory System. Pp. 243-249. Springer: New York, NY.

H. Putter-Katz, K. Banai & M. Ahissar (2005). Speech perception in noise among learning disabled teenagers. In: J. Syka & M. Merzenich (eds). Plasticity and Signal Representation in the Auditory System. Pp. 251-257. Springer: New York, NY.

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