A great day 1 of the SNAP workshop is behind us. It could go on forever, if it would be according to me.
While Thomas Lunner was sadly stopped short by new program committee member, pan-European storm rascal “Xaver”, 45 others made it succesfully to the Max Planck in Leipzig, witnessing Ingrid Johnsrude, Torsten Dau, Alexandra Bendixen, Maria Chait, Jonathan Peelle, and Peter Lakatos bringing the house down.
With the speakers’ support, I will potentially post a summary pdf of my closing remarks, which I will give tomorrow, for public access.
Julia Erb just got accepted the third study of her PhD project, “Upregulation of cognitive control networks in older adults’ speech comprehension”. It will appear in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience soon.
The data are an extension (in older adults) of Julia’s Journal of Neuroscience paper earlier this year.
Björn Herrmann has a paper in press in the Journal of Neuroscience!
“Dynamic Range Adaptation to Spectral Stimulus Statistics in Human Auditory Cortex”
… Details to follow, once the paper is actually available online.
Watch this space and the PLOS ONE website for a forthcoming article by Molly Henry and me;
Dissociable neural response signatures for slow amplitude and frequency modulation in human auditory cortex
Harking back at what we had argued initially in our 2012 Frontiers op’ed piece (together with Björn Herrmann), Molly presents neat evidence for dissociable cortical signatures of slow amplitude versus frequency modulation. These cortical signatures potentially provide an efficient means to dissect simultaneously communicated slow temporal and spectral information in acoustic communication signals.
German public television broadcaster 3sat featured our research on neural oscillations (see our PNAS Paper) in its series nano .
Unfortunately it’s only in German. However, have fun watching it:
[Update] If the embedded video is not working for you, watch it on the 3sat website (Flash).