Simon Whitton

Doctoral student
Headshot of Simon Whitton


Simon is a Ph.D. student in the Integrative Neuroscience program starting fall 2019. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Technology from the University of Huddersfield, England. From music production to music perception - his interests then progressed with the aid of his work for the NHS as a data analyst to investigating the neural mechanisms of how the auditory and visual systems interact, using Electroencephalography (EEG). He received his Master's degree in Music, Mind & Brain from the University of London, Goldsmiths.


  • M.S., Music, Mind & Brain, University of London, Goldsmiths, 2018
  • M.A., Music Technology, University of Huddersfield, 2008

Research interests

Simon is a member of Professor Fang Jiang's Plasticity lab at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is currently studying multisensory processing in the deaf via fMRI and other research interests include the neural mechanisms of mental illness. Investigating human neural processing illuminates that anything affecting our nervous system can come to 'mean' anything else crossmodally across networks of cognition. More research in this field will teach us how the brain changes (plastically) at different stages in life, in response to sensory deprivation, and how plasticity deficits play a role in differing mental illnesses.

Selected publications

  • Simon Whitton, Robert Davis, Joydeep Bhattacharya, "Neural Correlates of Music Induced Visual Brightness Perception Bias" (under review).