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…

What is it with degrad­ed speech and work­ing mem­o­ry?

Upcom­ing mon­day, I will present in-house some of my recent rumi­nat­ing on the con­cept of “ver­bal” work­ing mem­o­ry and on-line speech com­pre­hen­sion. It is an ancient issue that received some atten­tion main­ly in the 1980s, in the light of Baddeley’s…

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…

Why will a per­son with a right-hemi­spher­ic stroke not become apha­sic…

… if spec­tral (fine-fre­quen­­cy) details of the speech sig­nal are “pre­dom­i­nant­ly tracked in the right audi­to­ry cor­tex”, Prof. Sophie Scott just right­ly asked after my talk fif­teen min­utes ago at SfN. I am not sure what Robert Zatorre and David…