Category Archives for Auditory Speech Processing
New paper in press in Journal of Neural Engineering: Fiedler et al. on in-ear-EEG and the focus of auditory attention
Towards a brain-controlled hearing aid: PhD student Lorenz Fiedler shows how attended and ignored auditory streams are differently represented in the neural responses and how the focus of auditory attention can be extracted from EEG signals recorded at electrodes placed … Continue reading
Auditory Cognition’s own Malte Wöstmann is in press in Cerebral Cortex with his latest offering on how attentional control manifests in alpha power changes: Ignoring speech can be beneficial (if comprehending speech potentially detracts from another task), and we here show … 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
[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
Based on Malte’s recent J Neurosci study, Jonas did a brief interview for German radio detektor.fm today and talked listening effort, digital phone lines, noise reduction, and next-generation hearing aids with host Teresa Nehm. (In German only.)