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Story time: Some time in early 2011, I sat down with an American, fresh PhD graduate who had just joined my new lab, in a Leipzig bar (Café Cantona; if you are interested you can find this great 24⁄7 bar … Continue reading
A review article for those interested in how to use magneto-/electroencephalography (M/EEG) to study speech comprehension. We provide a historically informed overview over dependent measures in the time and frequency domain, highlight recent advances resulting from these measures and review the notorious challenges and solutions … 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
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!