Juan Huang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Administrative Director, Tsinghua-JHU BME Dual Degree MS Program

Office: Clark 106


PhD, Auditory Psychophysics & Neurophysiology, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2005

Research Interests

Juan Huang is an Associate Research Scientist of Biomedical Engineering. She was trained in the field of auditory psychophysics and neurophysiology. Her graduate research investigated neural mechanisms of auditory aging and bilateral information processing. Since 2005, Juan has independently led related research projects on pitch perception and vocal pitch production in cochlear implant users, and the neural mechanisms of multisensory integration in temporal frequency processing, music, and speech perception in both normal hearing subjects and cochlear implant users.

Dr. Huang’s current research concentrates on three areas: 1) auditory-tactile integration and the underlying mechanisms; 2) pitch perception and vocal production in cochlear implant users; 3) neural mechanisms of the perception of music, environmental sounds, and speech.

Selected Publications

Ding Y, Zhang Y, Zhou WJ, Ling ZP, Huang J, Hong, B, Wang XQ. Neural Correlates of Music Listeningand Recall in the Human Brain. Journal of Neuroscience (2019) 1468-18 (doi:

Huang J, Lu T, Sheffield B, Zeng FG. Electro-tactile stimulation enhances cochlear-implant melody recognition: effects of rhythm and musical training. Ear and Hearing. (2109) (doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000749)

Ding Y, Forrence A, Yang Z, Wang XQ, Huang J. A behavioral study of tonal working memory in musicians and non-musicians. Plos One (2018) (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201765)

Zhang Y, Zhou WJ, Wang SY, Zhou Q, Wang HX, Zhang BQ, Huang J, Hong B, Wang XQ. The roles of subdivisions of human insula in emotion perception and auditory processing.  Cerebral Cortex (2018) (doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx334)

Huang J, Sheffield B, Lin P, Zeng FG. Electro-Tactile Stimulation Enhances Cochlear Implant Speech Recognition in Noise. Scientific Reports (2017) (doi: 10,1038/s41598-017-02429-1)

Huang J, Gamble D, Sarnlertsophon K, Wang X, Hsiao S. Feeling Music: Integration of Auditory and Tactile Inputs in Musical Meter Perception. PLoS One, (2012) (doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0048496)