Gregory Cogan

Gregory Cogan

Assistant Professor in Neurology

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 Neurology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 200 Trent Drive, Duke South Bl, Box 3807, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-9493
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  • Duke University, 2017
  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 2011
  • M.Sc. University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 2006
  • B.A. Queens University, 2004

Research Interests

Human electrophysiology (ECoG, µECoG, EEG, MEG), speech perception, speech production, working memory, sensory-motor integration, neuronal speech representations, language processing, relation between neuroscience and cognition, neuronal networks, neural decoding, epilepsy

Courses Taught

  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Sun, J; Barth, K; Qiao, S; Chiang, C-H; Wang, C; Rahimpour, S; Trumpis, M; Duraivel, S; Dubey, A; Wingel, KE; Rachinskiy, I; Voinas, AE; Ferrentino, B; Southwell, DG; Haglund, MM; Friedman, AH; Lad, SP; Doyle, WK; Solzbacher, F; Cogan, G; Sinha, SR; Devore, S; Devinsky, O; Friedman, D; Pesaran, B; Viventi, J, Intraoperative microseizure detection using a high-density micro-electrocorticography electrode array., Brain Communications, vol 4 no. 3 (2022) [10.1093/braincomms/fcac122] [abs].
  • Chiang, C-H; Wang, C; Barth, K; Rahimpour, S; Trumpis, M; Duraivel, S; Rachinskiy, I; Dubey, A; Wingel, KE; Wong, M; Witham, NS; Odell, T; Woods, V; Bent, B; Doyle, W; Friedman, D; Bihler, E; Reiche, CF; Southwell, DG; Haglund, MM; Friedman, AH; Lad, SP; Devore, S; Devinsky, O; Solzbacher, F; Pesaran, B; Cogan, G; Viventi, J, Flexible, high-resolution thin-film electrodes for human and animal neural research., J Neural Eng, vol 18 no. 4 (2021) [10.1088/1741-2552/ac02dc] [abs].
  • Trumpis, M; Chiang, C-H; Orsborn, AL; Bent, B; Li, J; Rogers, JA; Pesaran, B; Cogan, G; Viventi, J, Sufficient sampling for kriging prediction of cortical potential in rat, monkey, and human µECoG., J Neural Eng, vol 18 no. 3 (2021) [10.1088/1741-2552/abd460] [abs].
  • 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].