New Paper out: HELLO? in press (Neu­roIm­age)

Pho­net­ic cues instan­ta­neous­ly mapped onto dialec­tal cat­e­gories appear to be extract­ed at ear­ly moments in audi­to­ry speech per­cep­tion, as we try to show in our paper You had me at “Hel­lo”: Rapid extrac­tion of dialect infor­ma­tion from spo­ken words to…

New Paper out: Com­pre­hen­sive map of a language’s vow­el space

We are glad to announce that our paper (Math­ias Scharinger, Saman­tha Poe, & William Idsar­di) on cor­ti­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Turk­ish vow­els is in press in Jour­nal of Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science. In this paper, we extend pre­vi­ous meth­ods of obtain­ing cen­ters of…

New paper out: Alpha oscil­la­tions in audi­tion

I am also delight­ed to report the fruits of a very recent col­lab­o­ra­tion with Nathan Weisz and his OBOB lab at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz, Ger­many. Alpha Rhythms in Audi­tion: Cog­ni­tive and Clin­i­cal Per­spec­tives In this review paper, which appears…

Paper in press: Are labi­als spe­cial?

This went online just a day before Christ­mas: Neu­ro­mag­net­ic evi­dence for a fea­t­ur­al dis­tinc­tion of Eng­lish con­so­nants: Sen­­sor- and source-space data by Math­ias Scharinger, Jen­nifer Mer­ick­el, Joshua Riley, and William Idsar­di http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2010.11.002 We want­ed to look at fea­t­ur­al (cat­e­gor­i­cal) place…

New paper out: Pat­terns of vow­el and con­so­nant sen­si­tiv­i­ty

Dear fol­low­ers of the slow­ly emerg­ing Obleser lab, I am glad to present to you a new paper that was pub­lished last week: “Seg­re­ga­tion of vow­els and con­so­nants in human audi­to­ry cor­tex: Evi­dence for dis­trib­uted hier­ar­chi­cal orga­ni­za­tion” by Jonas Obleser,…

Obleser & Eis­ner in Trends Cogn Sci (in press) avail­able

My year in sci­ence 2008 finds a sat­is­fy­ing end­ing by see­ing the fruits of my col­league Dr. Frank Eisner’s (cur­rent­ly ICN / UCL) and my own year­long efforts online. Our opin­ion piece on how the prob­lem of pre-lex­i­­cal abstrac­tion of…