Dr Björn Herrmann did it again, and is in press at NeuroImage with Herrmann, Henry, Scharinger, & Obleser on
The Obleser lab will be presenting four posters at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in Boston.
If you happen to be there, come check us out!
A125 — Hemodynamic signatures of (mis-)perceiving temporal change
C63 — Temporal predictability attenuates decay in sensory memory
Quite recently Cerebral Cortex published
Alpha Oscillatory Dynamics Index Temporal Expectation Benefits in Working Memory
by Anna Wilsch, Molly J Henry, Björn Herrmann, Burkhard Maess, and Jonas Obleser.
Check the abstract below or follow that link to get the full article.
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 in due course whether and when a 2nd SNAP (potentially 2015) is in the making.
Let us thank all of you who made SNAP happen. It turned a fun and successful scientific year 2013 into an even greater one. Thank you! We hope to see you soon again, somewhere.
Now, here are some impressions of SNAP 2013:
P.S. Here you find Jonas’ closing summary notes:
A great day 1 of the SNAP workshop is behind us. It could go on forever, if it would be according to me.
While Thomas Lunner was sadly stopped short by new program committee member, pan-European storm rascal “Xaver”, 45 others made it succesfully to the Max Planck in Leipzig, witnessing Ingrid Johnsrude, Torsten Dau, Alexandra Bendixen, Maria Chait, Jonathan Peelle, and Peter Lakatos bringing the house down.
With the speakers’ support, I will potentially post a summary pdf of my closing remarks, which I will give tomorrow, for public access.
Watch this space and the PLOS ONE website for a forthcoming article by Molly Henry and me;
Dissociable neural response signatures for slow amplitude and frequency modulation in human auditory cortex
Harking back at what we had argued initially in our 2012 Frontiers op’ed piece (together with Björn Herrmann), Molly presents neat evidence for dissociable cortical signatures of slow amplitude versus frequency modulation. These cortical signatures potentially provide an efficient means to dissect simultaneously communicated slow temporal and spectral information in acoustic communication signals.[Update]
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:
Thalamic and parietal brain morphology predicts auditory category learning
Categorizing sounds is vital for adaptive human behavior. Accordingly, changing listening situations (external noise, but also peripheral hearing loss in aging) require listeners to flexibly adjust their categorization strategies, e.g., switch amongst available acoustic cues. However, listeners differ considerably in these adaptive capabilities. For this reason, we employed voxel-based morphometry (VBM) in our study (Neuropsychologia, In press), in order to assess the degree to which individual brain morphology is predictive of such adaptive listening behavior.