New paper in press: Her­rmann et al in Neu­roIm­age

Dr Björn Her­rmann did it again, and is in press at Neu­roIm­age with Her­rmann, Hen­ry, Scharinger, & Obleser on Sup­ple­men­tary motor area acti­va­tions pre­dict indi­vid­ual dif­fer­ences in tem­po­ral-change sen­si­tiv­i­ty and its illu­so­ry dis­tor­tions Ref­er­ences Her­rmann B1, Hen­ry MJ2, Scharinger M2,…

Come and find us at CNS 2014 in Boston this week­end

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 Her­rmann, Bjo­ern…

New Paper out: Wilsch, Hen­ry, Her­rmann et al.

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.…

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…

SNAP Day 1 is behind us

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…

New paper in press: Hen­ry & Obleser, PLOS ONE [Update]

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…

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…

Lis­ten­ing: The strat­e­gy mat­ters [Update]

In press on Neu­ropsy­cholo­gia

Thal­a­m­ic and pari­etal brain mor­phol­o­gy pre­dicts audi­to­ry cat­e­go­ry learn­ing

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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.

Ref­er­ences

  • Scharinger M1, Hen­ry MJ2, Erb J2, Mey­er L3, Obleser J2. Thal­a­m­ic and pari­etal brain mor­phol­o­gy pre­dicts audi­to­ry cat­e­go­ry learn­ing. Neu­ropsy­cholo­gia. 2014 Jan;53:75–83. PMID: 24035788. [Open with Read]