Greetings from the East Coast Mini-sabbatical
In these last months of 2014, I am spending a few weeks in New York and the East Coast. Thanks to my generous host Peter Lakatos at the NKI and pampered by the marvellous Erasmus Mundus program initiated by Rudolf Ruebsamen and Marc Schoenwiesner, I am fortunate to explore with Peter a comparative view on the role of alpha oscillations in auditory cortex and in thalamo-cortical circuits.
This stay essentially sandwiches a productive visit to the Society for Neuroscience 2014 meeting in DC a few weeks ago, where our group presented four posters this year.
Also, it has been a great honour to be awarded the Young Investigators Spotlight talk at this year’s APAN meeting (an annual auditory-neuroscience SfN satellite). Invitations to the labs of David Poeppel (for the impressive annual BryCoCo bash); Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Oded Ghitza, and Steve Colbourn (at the Boston Hearing Research Center) and to the lab of Sabine Kastner (Princeton Neuroscience Institute) have rendered this stay highly memorable before it is even over.