New fea­turette in eLife: Tell me some­thing I don’t know

For those inter­est­ed in audi­to­ry cor­tex and how a regime of pre­dic­tions, pre­dic­tion updates and sur­prise (a ver­sion of “pre­dic­tion error”) might be imple­ment­ed there, I con­tributed a brief fea­turette (“insight”, they call it) to eLife on a recent paper…

Quick inter­view for detektor.fm

Based on Malte’s recent J Neu­rosci study, Jonas did a brief inter­view for Ger­man radio detektor.fm today and talked lis­ten­ing effort, dig­i­tal phone lines, noise reduc­tion, and next-gen­er­a­­tion hear­ing aids with host Tere­sa Nehm. (In Ger­man only.)

Max Planck Soci­ety reports on Wöst­mann et al.’s Neur­al alpha dynam­ics

Some days ago the Max Planck Soci­ety put out a news fea­ture on our most recent Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science paper (see our post): Aufmerk­sam zuhören — Hirn-Wellen zeigen Mühen des Hörens im Alter an It nice­ly wraps up Malte’s exper­i­ment on alpha dynam­ics in…

SNAP sum­ma­ry and impres­sions

The SNAP work­shop (Sig­nal and Noise along the Audi­to­ry Path­way) is behind us. It is safe to say that it has been a great suc­cess. We will care­ful­ly look into the eval­u­a­tion forms you pro­vid­ed, and we will inform here…

3sat fea­tures neur­al oscil­la­tions on TV

Ger­man pub­lic tele­vi­sion broad­cast­er 3sat fea­tured our research on neur­al oscil­la­tions (see our PNAS Paper) in its series nano . Unfor­tu­nate­ly it’s only in Ger­man. How­ev­er, have fun watch­ing it: [Update] If the embed­ded video is not work­ing for you, watch…

DRa­dio broad­cast­ed three fea­tures on neur­al oscil­la­tions (Hen­ry & Obleser)

Ger­man radio broad­cast­er Deutsch­landra­dio pro­duced three recent reports on neur­al oscil­la­tions and our recent PNAS paper. You can lis­ten to/read (in Ger­man lan­guage) them here: 26.11.2012 — Die Macht der Gle­ich­mäßigkeit  02.12.2012 — Hören in Wellen  03.12.2012 — Rhyth­mis­ches Gehirn  Next…

3-D ani­ma­tion of brain acti­va­tions illus­trates the idea of “upstream del­e­ga­tion”

Recent­ly, with a data set dat­ing back to my time in Angela Friederici’s depart­ment, we pro­posed the idea that audi­to­ry sig­nal degra­da­tion would affect the exact con­fig­u­ra­tion of activ­i­ty along the main pro­cess­ing streams of lan­guage, in the supe­ri­or tem­po­ral…