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!