Category Archives for Neural Oscillations
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 … Continue reading
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
In an invited review in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Sophie Herbst and Ayelet Landau (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) discuss the role of spontaneous and stimulus-evoked neural oscillations in temporal processing. Now available online: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SZuN8MqMiN8Ar
Can you attentively “highlight” auditory traces in memory? If so, what are potential neural mechanisms of it? Sung-Joo Lim’s paper in J Neurosci; Selective Attention to Auditory Memory Neurally Enhances Perceptual Precision is now available online (full text). Congrats!