Cortical Systems and Behavior Lab Publications


  • Gagne, M.; Casselli, C.; Souto, A., Schiel, N.; & Miller CT. In Review. Field phontoaxis experiments reveal territoriality strategies in wild common marmosets
  • Courellis, H; Nummela, SU; Metke, M.; Bussell, R; Diehl, G.; Cauwenberghs, G. & Miller, CT. 2019. Spatial encoding in primate hippocampus during free-navigation. PLoS Biology 17 (12): e3000546. Article Link (preprint)
  • Wirthlin, M.; Chang, E.; Knorschild, M.; Krubitzer, L.; Mello, C.; Miller, CT.; Pfenning, A.; Vernes, S.; Tchernichovski, O.; Yartsev, M. 2019. A Modular Approach to Vocal Learning: Disentangling the diversity of a complex behavioral trait. Neuron, 104, 87-99. Article Link
  • Nummela, SU; Jutris, M; Wixted, J; Buffalo, E & Miller, CT. 2019. Recognition memory in marmoset and macaque monkeys: a comparison of active vision. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31, 1318-1328. Article Link
  • Miller,CT, Hale, M; Okano, H.; Okabe, S.; Mitra, P.; 2019. Comparative principles for next-generation neuroscience. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13:12. Article Link
  • Chul, K; Joshi, S; Courellis, H.; Wang, J.; Miller, C.T.; & Cauwenberg, G. 2018. Sub-μV-noise sub-μW/channel ADC-Direct Neural Recording with 200mV/ms Transient Recovery through Predictive Digital Autoranging.  IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 53, 3103-3110. Article Link
  • Casselli, C; Ayres, PHB; Castro, S; Souto, A; Schiel, N. & Miller CT.  2018. The role of extra-group encounters in a Neotropical cooperative breeding primate, common marmosets: A field playback experiment. Animal Behaviour, 136, 137-146. Article Link
  • Toarmino, C.; Yen, C.; Papoti, D; Bock, N.A.; Leopold, D.; Miller, CT* & Silva, A*. 2017. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of auditory cortical fields in awake marmosets. Neuroimage, 162, 86-92. *Equal Contributions Article Link
  • Nummela, SU*; Jovanovic, V*; de la Mothe, L. & Miller, CT. 2017. Social context-dependent activity in marmoset frontal cortex populations during natural conversations. Journal of Neuroscience, 37 (29), 7036-7047. *Equal Contributions Article Link
  • Miller, C.T. 2017. Why Marmosets? Developmental Neurobiology, 77, 237-243. Article Link
  • Eliades, S.E. & Miller, C.T. 2017. Marmoset vocal communication: Neurobiology and Behavior. Developmental Neurobiology, 77, 286-299. Article Link
  • Toarmino, C.; Wong, L. & Miller, CT. 2017. Audience affects decision-making in a marmoset communication network. Biology Letters, 13, 20160934. Article Link
  • MacDougal, M; Nummela, S; Coop, S; Disney, A.A.; Mitchell, J & Miller, CT. 2016. Optogenetic manipulation of neural circuits in awake marmosets. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116, 1286-1294. Article Link
  • Miller, C et al. 2016. Marmosets: A Neuroscientific Model of Human Social Behavior. Neuron, 90, 219–233. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Thomas, AW; Nummela, SU; & de la Mothe, L. 2015. Responses of primate frontal cortex neurons during natural vocal communication. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114, 1158-1171. Article Link
  • Mitchell, J; Priebe, N & Miller CT. 2015. Motion dependence of smooth eye movements in the marmoset. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 3954-3960. Article Link
  • Belmonte et al. 2015. Brains, Genes and Primates. Neuron, 86, 617-631. Article Link
  • Chow, C.; Mitchell, J. & Miller, CT. 2015. Vocal turn-taking in a nonhuman primate is learned during ontogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 282, 20150069. Article LinkIn the news
  • Mitchell, J; Reynolds, J & Miller, CT. 2014. Active vision in marmosets: A model for visual neuroscience. Journal of Neuroscience, 34,1183-1194. Article Link
  • Morrill, R; Thomas, AW; Schiel, N.; Souto, A; Miller, CT. 2013. The effect of habitat acoustics on common marmoset vocal signal transmission. American Journal of Primatology, 75, 904-916. Article Link
  • Miller, CT & AW Thomas. 2012. Individual recognition during bouts of antiphonal calling in common marmosets. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A. 198, 337-346. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Bee, MA. 2012. Receiver psychology turns 20: Should we broaden the scope? Animal Behaviour, 83, 331-343. Article Link

Book Chapters.

  • Toarmino, CR; Jovanovic, V; Miller CT. 2017. Decision-making in primate communication. IN MA Bee & CT Miller (eds) Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Communication. Springer Verlag. pp 271-284.
  • Miller, CT; Cohen, YE. 2010. Vocalizations as auditory objects: behavior and neurophysiology. IN M. Platt & A.A. Ghazanfar (eds) Primate Neuroethology. Oxford University Press. pp 237-255.

Commentaries & Book Reviews.

  • Miller, CT & Osmanski, M. 2009. Review of D.K. Oller, U. Griebel (eds) ‘Evolution of Communicative Flexibility’, MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49, 720-722. Article Link

Books & Special Issues.

  • Bee, MA. & Miller, CT (eds). 2017. Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Communication. Springer Verlag.
  • Miller, C.T (Guest Editor). 2017. Special Issue: Marmosets. Developmental Neurobiology.

Previous Publications


  • Roy, S; Miller, CT; Gottsch, D; Wang, X. 2011. Vocal control by common marmosets in the presence of interfering noise. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 3619-3629. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; DiMauro, A; Pistorio, A; Hendry, S; Wang, X. 2010. Vocalization induced cFos expression in marmoset cortex. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 4 (128) 1-15. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Mandel, K; Wang, X. 2010. The communicative content of the common marmoset phee call during antiphonal calling. American Journal of Primatology 72, 974-980. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Eliades, SJ; Wang, X. 2009. Motor planning for vocal production in common marmosets. Animal Behaviour. 78, 1195-1203. Article
  • Miller, CT; Beck, K; Meade, B. Wang, X. 2009. Antiphonal call timing in marmosets is behaviorally significant: Interactive playback experiments. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A. 195, 783-789. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Wang, X. 2006. Sensory-motor interactions modulate a primate vocal behavior: antiphonal calling in common marmosets. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A., 192, 27-38. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Iguina, C; Hauser, MD. 2005. Processing vocal signals for recognition during antiphonal calling. Animal Behaviour, 69, 1387-1398. Article Link
  • Palleroni, A.; Miller, C.T. Hauser, M.D.; Marler, P. 2005. Prey plumage adaptation against falcon attack. Nature, 434, 973 – 974. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Scarl, JS, Hauser, MD. 2004. Sex-specific sensory biases underlie sex differences in tamarin long call structure. Animal Behaviour, 68, 713-720. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Hauser, MD. 2004. Multiple acoustic cues underlie vocal signal recognition in tamarins: antiphonal calling experiments. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A., 190, 7-19. Article Link
  • Santos, LR; Miller, CT; Hauser, M.D. 2003. The features that guide them: distinguishing between functionally relevant and irrelevant features of artifacts in cotton-top tamarins and rhesus macaques. Animal Cognition, 6, 269-281. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Flusberg, S, Hauser, MD. 2003. Interruptibility of long call production in tamarins: implications for vocal control. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206, 2629-2639. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Paciulli, LM. 2002. Patterns of lateralized hand use in an arboreal primate (Simias concolor). American Journal of Primatology, 56, 231-236. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Dibble, E; Hauser, MD. 2001. Amodal completion of acoustic signals by a nonhuman primate. Nature Neuroscience, 4, 783-784. Article Link
  • Miller, CT; Miller, J; Gil de Costa, R; Hauser, MD. 2001. Selective phonotaxis by cotton-top tamarins. Behaviour, 138, 811-826. Article Link
  • Hauser, MD, Miller, CT; Liu, KD; Gupta, R. 2001. Cotton-top tamarins fail to recognize their mirror image: within- & between-species differences. American Journal of Primatology, 53, 131-137. Article Link
  • Ghazanfar, AA; Flombaum, J; Miller, CT; Hauser, MD. 2001. The units of perception in cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus oedipus) vocal communication: Playback experiments with long calls. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A., 187, 27-35. Article Link
  • Ramus, F; Hauser, MD; Miller, CT; Morris, D; Mehler, J. 2000. Language discrimination by human newborns and cotton-top tamarin monkeys. Science, 288, 349-351. Article Link

Book Chapters.

  • Egnor, RE; Miller, CT, Hauser, MD. 2006. Primate vocal communication. IN M. Naguib (ed) The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Elsevier Publishers.
  • Ghazanfar, AA; Miller, CT. 2004. Audition. IN M. Bekoff (ed) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Greenwood Press: Westport, CT. Pgs. 334-343.
  • Miller, CT; Weiss, D; Hauser, MD. 2003. Mechanisms of acoustic perception in cotton-top tamarins. IN. A.A. Ghazanfar (ed) Primate Audition: Behavior to Neurobiology. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. Pgs. 43-60.
  • Miller, CT; Ghazanfar, AA. 2002. Meaningful acoustic units in nonhuman primate vocal behavior. IN M.Bekoff, C.Allen, G.Burghardt (eds) The Cognitive Animal. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. Pgs. 265-274.
  • Weiss, DJ; Ghazanfar, AA; Miller, CT; Hauser, MD. 2002. Specialized processing of primate facial and vocal expressions: evidence for cerebral asymmetries. IN L.Rogers; R. Andrew (eds) Comparative vertebrate lateralization. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.


  • Ghazanfar, AA & Miller, CT. 2006. Language evolution: Loquacious monkey brains? Current Biology, 16, R879-R881. Article Link