New Paper in PNAS: Hen­ry & Obleser [Updat­ed]

Our new paper on neur­al entrain­ment with spec­tral fluc­tu­a­tions, and its effects on near-thresh­old audi­to­ry per­cep­tion is now online in the “ear­ly edi­tion” of PNAS: Hen­ry, MJ & Obleser, J (in press): Fre­quen­cy mod­u­la­tion entrains slow neur­al oscil­la­tions and opti­mizes…

New paper out: McGet­ti­gan et al., Neu­ropsy­cholo­gia

Last years’s lab guest and long-time col­lab­o­ra­tor Car­olyn McGet­ti­gan has put out anoth­er one: Speech com­pre­hen­sion aid­ed by mul­ti­ple modal­i­ties: Behav­iour­al and neur­al inter­ac­tions I had the plea­sure to be involved ini­tial­ly, when Car­olyn con­ceived a lot of this, and…

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…

New paper out in Jour­nal of Speech, Lan­guage, & Hear­ing Research [Update]

We are hap­py to announce that our paper “Asym­me­tries in the pro­cess­ing of vow­el height” will be appear­ing in the Jour­nal of Speech, Lan­guage, & Hear­ing Research, authored by Philip Mon­a­han, William Idsar­di and Math­ias Scharinger. A short sum­ma­ry is…

New paper accept­ed in Cere­bral Cor­tex [Update]

Obleser, J., Weisz, N. (in press) Sup­pressed alpha oscil­la­tions pre­dict intel­li­gi­bil­i­ty of speech and its acoustic details. Cere­bral Cor­tex. [Update] Paper is avail­able here. Ref­er­ences Obleser J, Weisz N. Sup­pressed alpha oscil­la­tions pre­dict intel­li­gi­bil­i­ty of speech and its acoustic details.…

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…

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…