Here’s a brand new PhD training opportunity, @dfg_public-funded, joint project of @ObleserLab at @UniLuebeck Germany, supervised by me, with star collaborator @GesaHartwigsen (@MPI_CBS) — starting next spring. Please be in touch. Please distribute widely. https://t.co/oTUEVVgQSG pic.twitter.com/L4DtFaqRJl
— Jonas Obleser (@jonasobleser) October 19, 2021
Thanks to the @dfg_public and all involved for funding a new 630 K€ joint research endeavour of @GesaHartwigsen and @ObleserLab: “The impact of domain-general networks on natural language processing”. Postdoc and PhD trainee op’s upcoming at @MPI_CBS and @UniLuebeck soon.
— Jonas Obleser (@jonasobleser) June 2, 2021
Congratulations to our currently ERC-funded lab member and postdoc Mohsen Alavash who has just secured 3‑year funding (~380,000 €) by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for an ambitious project: Mohsen wants to get closer to a network/graph-theoretical description of how spatial attention in the listening brain is organised. In a later stage of the project, Mohsen also plans on studying how the network organisation of spatial attention may be altered in hearing-impaired listeners.
We are glad that Mohsen plans on running this project within the Obleser lab, here at the University of Lübeck.
Also, make sure to check out Mohsen’s latest publication on the topic.
Jonas and the lab are happy and thankful to announce a new research project funded by Sivantos, Erlangen. We are looking very much forward to a renewed collaboration with the audiological science team around Ronny Hannemann, beginning in October 2019.
The three-year project will look into the psychological and neurobiological challenges of attending and ignoring for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners in complex acoustic scenes.
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!
It is with great pleasure that we can report on a new major grant for the Auditory Cognition group / Obleser lab: In the 2014 call by the European Research Council (ERC), Jonas Obleser has very recently been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant (for researchers 7–12 years post their PhD), worth 1.97 million €. The grant has been awarded to fund a project entitled “The listening challenge: How ageing brains adapt”. The project will last for five years.
Read the official ERC press release here.
Our lab has been awarded a 100,000 € (750,000 DKK) research grant by the Danish Oticon foundation.
Together with Thomas Lunner from the Eriksholm Research Centre, we will explore real-time neural (EEG) measures and forms of neural hearing-aid control.
This work is conceived to support and further develop our efforts funded earlier in 2014 by the Volkswagen Foundation (from the “Experiment!” call for high-risk projects, 100,000 €).