Category Archives for Auditory Neuroscience
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
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
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.)