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…

New paper out: “Upstream del­e­ga­tion” for pro­cess­ing of com­plex syn­tax under degrad­ed acoustics

A new paper is about to appear in Neu­roim­age on the inter­ac­tion of syn­tac­tic com­plex­i­ty and acoustic degra­da­tion. It is writ­ten by myself, PhD stu­dent Lars Mey­er, and Angela Friederi­ci. In a way, the paper brings togeth­er one of Angela’s…

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: Are ear­ly N100 and the late Gam­ma-band response neg­a­tive­ly cor­re­lat­ed in com­pre­hen­sion of degrad­ed speech?

Late 2010 was par­tic­u­lar­ly good to us: Mul­ti­ple brain sig­na­tures of inte­gra­tion in the com­pre­hen­sion of degrad­ed speech by Jonas Obleser and Son­ja Kotz, in Neu­roIm­age. The final pdf will hope­ful­ly be avail­able online very soon. Mean­while the fig­ure below…

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,…

New arti­cles

May I humbly point you to three new arti­cles I had the hon­our to be involved in recent­ly. First­ly, Chris Petkov, Nikos Logo­thetis and I have put togeth­er a very broad overview over what we think is the cur­rent take…

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…

Talk at the Soci­ety for Neu­ro­science Meet­ing, Wash­ing­ton, DC on Wednes­day

If you hap­pen to be at SfN this week, you might want to check out my short pre­sen­ta­tion on a recent study [1] we did: What do spec­tral (fre­quen­­cy-domain) and tem­po­ral (time-domain) fea­tures real­ly con­tribute to speech com­pre­hen­sion process­es in…