Gregory Cogan

Gregory Cogan

Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery

Dr. Cogan's research focuses on speech, language, and cognition. This research uses a variety of analytic techniques (e.g. neural power analysis, connectivity measures, decoding algorithms) and focuses mainly on invasive human recordings (electrocorticography - ECoG) but also uses non-invasive methods such as EEG, MEG, and fMRI. Dr. Cogan is also interested in studying cognitive systems in the context of disease models to help aid recovery and treatment programs.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 200 Trent Drive, Duke South Bl, Box 3807, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-9493
  • Email Address:


  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 2011

Representative Publications

  • Cogan, GB, Translating the brain., Nat Neurosci, vol 23 no. 4 (2020), pp. 471-472 [10.1038/s41593-020-0616-8] [abs].
  • Teng, X; Cogan, GB; Poeppel, D, Speech fine structure contains critical temporal cues to support speech segmentation., Neuroimage, vol 202 (2019) [10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116152] [abs].
  • Sharma, S; Muh, CR; Serafini, S; Chou, ND; Spears, TG; Hodges, SE; Cogan, GB; Komisarow, J; Grant, GA, Multimodality Language Mapping Using Cortical Stimulation in Paediatric Patients With Epilepsy, Neurosurgery, vol 66 (2019), pp. 141-141 [abs].
  • Cogan, GB; Iyer, A; Melloni, L; Thesen, T; Friedman, D; Doyle, W; Devinsky, O; Pesaran, B, Manipulating stored phonological input during verbal working memory., Nat Neurosci, vol 20 no. 2 (2017), pp. 279-286 [10.1038/nn.4459] [abs].
  • Cogan, GB, I see what you are saying., Elife, vol 5 (2016) [10.7554/eLife.17693] [abs].