Category Archives for Auditory Cortex
For those interested in auditory cortex and how a regime of predictions, prediction updates and surprise (a version of “prediction error”) might be implemented there, I contributed a brief featurette (“insight”, they call it) to eLife on a recent paper … Continue reading
[UPDATE] New paper in PNAS: Spatiotemporal dynamics of auditory attention synchronize with speech, Woestmann et al.
Wöstmann, Herrmann, Maess and Obleser demonstrate that the hemispheric lateralization of neural alpha oscillations measured in the magnetoencephalogram (MEG) synchronizes with the speech signal and predicts listeners’ speech comprehension. Now available online: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/03/18/1523357113 Press release: https://www.uni-luebeck.de/forschung/aktuelles-zur-forschung/aktuelles-zur-forschung/artikel/aufmerksamkeit-in-wellen-erfolgreich-zuhoeren-im-rhythmus-der-sprache.html
And again, AC-Alumni Björn Herrmann got a new paper in press / online at NeuroImage on Temporal expectations and neural amplitude fluctuations in auditory cortex interactively influence perception Cheers. References Herrmann B1, Henry MJ2, Haegens S3, Obleser J4. Temporal expectations and neural amplitude fluctuations … Continue reading
It is with great pleasure that we can report on a new major grant for the Auditory Cognition group / Obleser lab: In the 2014 call by the European Research Council (ERC), Jonas Obleser has very recently been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant … Continue reading
Some days ago the Max Planck Society put out a news feature on our most recent Journal of Neuroscience paper (see our post): Aufmerksam zuhören — Hirn-Wellen zeigen Mühen des Hörens im Alter an It nicely wraps up Malte’s experiment on alpha dynamics in younger … Continue reading