Come and see our very first auditory cognition newsletter. From now on we want to present impressions of our latest work and results twice a year. In the interview section you also have the chance to learn more about our members.
Please note: As the newsletter also reaches our participants it is written in german.
Save your slot at the SNAP2017 workshop in Lübeck (December 8–9). Registration is available at snap.obleserlab.com and will end soon! A first line-up is already live. Submission deadline for the Posters will be July 31st, acceptance notifications will be sent out in August 2017.
The workshop will bring together, for two days of science, about 12 international speakers on neuroscience, psychophysics and engineering perspectives on processing degraded sound and speech.
Here comes a new paper in Nature Communications by former AC postdoc Molly Henry, with former fellow postdoc AC alumnus Björn Herrmann, our tireless lab manager, Dunja Kunke, and myself! It is a late (to us quite important) result from our lab’s tenure at the Max Planck in Leipzig,
Henry, M.J., Herrmann, B., Kunke, D., Obleser, J. (In press). Aging affects the balance of neural entrainment and top-down neural modulation in the listening brain. Nature Communications.
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 inside the ear-canal and around the ear.
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 how this change in listening goals turns around the pattern of alpha-power changes with changing speech degradation. (We will update as the paper becomes available online.)
Wöstmann, M., Lim, S.J., & Obleser, J. (2017). The human neural alpha response to speech is a proxy of attentional control. Cerebral Cortex. In press.