MSc stu­dent Lea-Maria Schmitt wins Col­in Cher­ry Award 2017

Wow: Mas­sive con­grat­u­la­tions to Lea Schmitt, who just has been award­ed the Col­in Cher­ry Award 2017 at the 9th Speech in Noise (SPIN) work­shop in Old­en­burg. Ger­many. The Col­in Cher­ry award hon­ours the best poster (audi­ence award) and gets you a cock­tail shak­er set.

Lea’s work, which formed her MSc the­sis, is both provoca­tive and imag­i­na­tive: Lea went after the ancient tru­ism that clos­ing your eyes helps you in dif­fi­cult lis­ten­ing sit­u­a­tions. Turns out it’s not that sim­ple, but Lea estab­lished a very neat link to indi­vid­ual dif­fer­ences in alpha-power dynam­ics. Watch this space for a new paper to come (Schmitt, Obleser, & Wöst­mann, forthcoming).

Lea is not only the first stu­dent to receive her MSc in the new Obleser lab in Lübeck, but (maybe not so) inci­den­tal­ly, she was main­ly super­vised by a for­mer Col­in Cher­ry Award win­ner him­self, Obleserlab’s own Malte Wöst­mann. Con­grat­u­la­tions to both!

06. January 2017 by Jonas
Categories: Attention, Events, Executive Functions |

SNAP Work­shop 2017 — Save the date (08|09 Dec 2017)

After great suc­cess in the past, we are proud to announce a new SNAP Work­shop in 2017. It will take place at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lübeck in Decem­ber 2017 — save the date!

SNAP will gath­er 12–14 speak­ers and about 50 or so par­tic­i­pants for com­pa­ra­bly exten­sive talks and dis­cus­sions in a two-day event, to be held amongst the pit­toresque sur­round­ings of UNESCO world her­itage city Lübeck (near Ham­burg). A poster ses­sion will be arranged. All details to follow.

21. December 2016 by Simon Grosnick
Categories: Uncategorized |

New project with Gesa Hartwigsen (Max Planck Leipzig): What is Angu­lar Gyrus actu­al­ly up to?

San­ta struck ear­ly this year: The Deutsche Forschungs­ge­mein­schaft (DFG) has just grant­ed AC head Jonas (Uni­ver­si­ty of Lübeck) and brain-stimulation wiz Gesa Hartwigsen (now a group leader at AC’s for­mer insti­tu­tion, the MPI in Leipzig) a joint 3-year grant, worth 371,000 € in total, on “Mod­u­lat­ing neur­al net­work dynam­ics of speech com­pre­hen­sion: The role of the angu­lar gyrus”. This project will build on Gesa and Jonas’ recent paper in Cor­tex on the top­ic. Thanks again to the fund­ing body and the help­ful reviewers!

21. December 2016 by Jonas
Categories: Adaptive Control, Degraded Acoustics, Grants, Gyrus Angularis, Semantics, Speech, TMS, Uncategorized |

New preprint paper: Fiedler et al. on pre­dict­ing focus of atten­tion from in-ear EEG

Very proud: PhD stu­dent Lorenz Fiedler goes live (pre-peer-review) with his work of pre­dict­ing the focus of atten­tion in single-channel/forward mod­els in in-ear EEG!
Here is the preprint of the paper, which now will under­go peer-review. Thanks for check­ing it out!

In-Ear results Fiedler

16. December 2016 by Jonas
Categories: Adaptive Control, Auditory Neuroscience, EEG / MEG, Evoked Activity, Hearing Loss, Neural Phase, Perception, Preprints (not peer-reviewed yet), Publications, Speech, Uncategorized |

New Review Paper out: Wöst­mann, Fiedler & Obleser in Lan­guage, Cog­ni­tion and Neuroscience

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 speech and lan­guage researchers are faced with when study­ing elec­tro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal brain responses.

Now avail­able online:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23273798.2016.1262051

Abstract

12. December 2016 by Simon Grosnick
Categories: Auditory Speech Processing, EEG / MEG, Papers, Speech |

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