New paper in press in the Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science: Strauß, Henry, Scharinger, & Obleser

Con­grat­u­la­tions to just-graduated for­mer AC PhD stu­dent and fresh GIPSA/Grenoble Post­doc Antje Strauß, who today had the last data set from her PhD the­sis accepted as a paper in The Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science. We are all very happy!

The paper is enti­tled “Alpha phase deter­mines suc­cess­ful lex­i­cal deci­sion in noise” and con­tains arguably the first data set to extend prin­ci­ples of (alpha, 8–12 Hz) pre-stimulus phase depen­dence from low-level psy­chophysics to more com­plex lan­guage or cog­ni­tive processes, here: lex­i­cal decision.

A big hello to AC friend and col­league Niko Busch, by the way, whose bifur­ca­tion index mea­sure served our pur­poses very well here!

We will update accord­ingly, but mean­while, here is the abstract and my favourite fig­ure from the paper.


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15. January 2015 by Dr. Jonas Obleser
Categories: Degraded Acoustics, EEG / MEG, Linguistics, Neural Oscillations, Neural Phase, Papers, Perception, Publications, Speech | Tags: , , , , , |

New grant by the Oti­con Foundation

Our lab has been awarded a 100,000 € (750,000 DKK) research grant by the Dan­ish Oti­con foun­da­tion.

Together with Thomas Lun­ner from the Erik­sholm Research Cen­tre, we will explore real-time neural (EEG) mea­sures and forms of neural hearing-aid control.

This work is con­ceived to sup­port and fur­ther develop our efforts funded ear­lier in 2014 by the Volk­swa­gen Foun­da­tion (from the “Exper­i­ment!” call for high-risk projects, 100,000 €).

05. January 2015 by Dr. Jonas Obleser
Categories: Editorial Notes, EEG / MEG, Grants, Hearing Loss |

New paper in press in the Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science: Wöst­mann, Her­rmann, Wilsch, & Obleser

Con­grat­u­la­tions to AC PhD stu­dent Malte Wöst­mann for his newly accepted paper in the Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science!

Wöst­mann M, Her­rmann B, Wilsch A, & Obleser J.

Neural alpha dynam­ics in younger and older lis­ten­ers reflect acoustic chal­lenges and pre­dic­tive benefits

J Neu­rosci, in press.

The paper is not online yet, of course , but mean­while here is the abstract and my favourite fig­ure from Malte’s paper.


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03. December 2014 by Dr. Jonas Obleser
Categories: Auditory Cortex, Auditory Neuroscience, Clinical relevance, Degraded Acoustics, EEG / MEG, Executive Functions, Hearing Loss, Neural Oscillations, Papers, Publications, Speech | Tags: , , , , |

New paper in Neu­roIm­age by Scharinger, Henry, & Obleser

A new paper is about to appear in Neu­roim­age on

Acoustic cue selec­tion and dis­crim­i­na­tion under degra­da­tion: Dif­fer­en­tial con­tri­bu­tions of infe­rior pari­etal and pos­te­rior tem­po­ral cortex

by Math­ias Scharinger, Molly J. Henry, Jonas Obleser


We will update the post as soon as there is a link.

28. November 2014 by Steven Kalinke
Categories: fMRI, Linguistics, Papers, Publications, Speech | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Greet­ings from the East Coast Mini-sabbatical

In these last months of 2014, I am spend­ing a few weeks in New York and the East Coast. Thanks to my gen­er­ous host Peter Lakatos at the NKI and pam­pered by the mar­vel­lous Eras­mus Mundus pro­gram ini­ti­ated by Rudolf Rueb­samen and Marc Schoen­wies­ner, I am for­tu­nate to explore with Peter a com­par­a­tive view on the role of alpha oscil­la­tions in audi­tory cor­tex and in thalamo-cortical cir­cuits.
This stay essen­tially sand­wiches a pro­duc­tive visit to the Soci­ety for Neu­ro­science 2014 meet­ing in DC a few weeks ago, where our group pre­sented four posters this year.
Also, it has been a great hon­our to be awarded the Young Inves­ti­ga­tors Spot­light talk at this year’s APAN meet­ing (an annual auditory-neuroscience SfN satel­lite). Invi­ta­tions to  the labs of David Poep­pel (for the impres­sive annual BryCoCo bash); Bar­bara Shinn-Cunningham, Oded Ghitza, and Steve Col­bourn (at the Boston Hear­ing Research Cen­ter) and to the lab of Sabine Kast­ner (Prince­ton Neu­ro­science Insti­tute) have ren­dered this stay highly mem­o­rable before it is even over.

26. November 2014 by Dr. Jonas Obleser
Categories: Editorial Notes | Tags: , |

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