PhD Stu­dent Lorenz Fiedler join­ing the Black­mar­ket for Use­ful Knowl­edge and Non-Knowledge, No. 19 as an expert

Dis­abil­ity, techno-bodies, and the ques­tion of auton­omy. On Fri­day the 21th Octo­ber, Lorenz is join­ing the 19th “Schwarz­markt des Wis­sens” in Ham­burg.

The Black­mar­ket attempts to bring together areas, which gen­er­ally do not belong together in pub­lic per­cep­tion: the real­ity of phys­i­cal and men­tal dis­abil­ity with crit­i­cal visions on the future of the body and soci­ety. Wheel­chair users, bio­hack­ers, cyborgs, post-, trans- and para-humans and human­ists, sign lan­guage users, physi­cians, pros­thetists, ethi­cists, robotic experts and the neuro-divergent, artists, tech­no­log­i­cal prophets and crit­ics come together to invent an ethics for con­tem­po­rary bod­ies.”

20. October 2016 by Simon Grosnick
Categories: Events |

New paper out: Plöchl, Gas­ton, Mer­ma­gen, König & Hair­ston, Sci­en­tific Reports

An arti­cle by our new AC group mem­ber Michael Plöchl from his PhD project in Osnabrück has been accepted for pub­li­ca­tion in Sci­en­tific Reports. In their study, Plöchl, Gas­ton, Mer­ma­gen, König and Hair­ston demon­strate that “Oscil­la­tory activ­ity in audi­tory cor­tex reflects the per­cep­tual level of audio-tactile inte­gra­tion”.



15. September 2016 by Simon Grosnick
Categories: Auditory Cortex, Auditory Perception, Cross-Modal Integration, EEG / MEG, Neural Oscillations, Perception |

Wir suchen Postdoc-Verstärkung. (In Ger­man for once.)

From autumn on, or at the ear­li­est con­ve­nience, we are look­ing for a new post­doc for the (still fairly new) Oble­ser lab in Lübeck. Please see the job advert here. Dead­line for appli­ca­tions is July 6.
From this par­tic­u­lar postholder we hope for some sup­port in our Meth­ods teach­ing as well, there­fore a decent com­mand of Ger­man will be required.

17. June 2016 by Jonas
Categories: Editorial Notes, Job Offers, Uncategorized |

Why, hello: new gen­er­a­tion of audi­tory cog­ni­tion, new lab, new pro­jec­tor

Finally, this is a brief “Hello” from Lübeck, where the new instan­ti­a­tion of the Oble­ser lab has set up shop:


I took this photo at the begin­ning of our jour­nal club ses­sion last fri­day; the wide angle being nec­es­sary to show­case our lat­est addi­tion, the new pro­jec­tor.

From left to right: Michael Plöchl, Malte Wöst­mann, Lorenz Fiedler, Sung-Joo Lim, Mohsen Alavash, Franziska Scharata, and Sarah Tune. Not in pic­ture: Sophie Herbst. Wel­come to Lübeck, every­body!

01. May 2016 by Jonas
Categories: Uncategorized |

New paper out: Tune & Asari­dou, Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science

Our newest mem­ber of the lab, post-­doc Sarah Tune, just pub­lished a review arti­cle in the Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science. The arti­cle appeared in the “Jour­nal Club” sec­tion, where grad­u­ate stu­dents or post-docs are given the chance to write short review pieces.

Now avail­able online:
Stim­u­lat­ing the Seman­tic Net­work: What Can TMS Tell Us about the Roles of the Pos­te­rior Mid­dle Tem­po­ral Gyrus and Angu­lar Gyrus?

Sarah and for­mer UCI Brain Cir­cuits col­league Salomi Asari­dou com­ment on a recent TMS study by Davey et al. (2015) who inves­ti­gated the role(s) of the mid­dle tem­po­ral gyrus and angu­lar gyrus in the encod­ing and retrieval of seman­tic infor­ma­tion. Sarah and Salomi review and dis­cuss some of the fac­tors that limit the inter­pre­ta­tion of rTMS-induced behav­ioral changes in seman­tic judge­ment tasks. Con­clud­ing, they argue that a focus on neu­ral net­works and mech­a­nis­tic prin­ci­ples is key to under­stand­ing the neu­ral imple­men­ta­tion of seman­tic cog­ni­tion.

28. April 2016 by Simon Grosnick
Categories: Executive Functions, Gyrus Angularis, Publications, Semantics, TMS, Uncategorized |

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