Obleserlab postdoc Mohsen Alavash and Obleserlab Alumna Sung-Joo Lim are in press at Neuroimage!
They argue with data from a placebo-controlled dopaminergic intervention study that BOLD signal variability and the functional connectome are surprisingly clearly affected by L-Dopa, and (ii) that the degree of change in these metrics can explain the degree to which individuals will profit from L-DOPA in performing the challenging listening task (while others dont; Preprint here ).
Alavash, M., Lim, S.J., Thiel, C., Sehm, B., Deserno, L., & Obleser, J. (2018) Dopaminergic modulation of hemodynamic signal variability and the functional connectome during cognitive performance. Neuroimage. In press.
— Thanks also and in particular to our colleagues Christiane Thiel of Oldenburg, and Bernhard Sehm and Lorenz Deserno of Leipzig, who helped us made this large-scale L-DOPA project happen!
AC alumna Anna Wilsch has a new paper in press in Neuroimage, with Toralf Neuling, Jonas Obleser, and Christoph Herrmann: “Transcranial alternating current stimulation with speech envelopes modulates speech comprehension”. In this proof-of-concept–like paper, we demonstrate that using the speech envelope as a “pilot signal” for electrically stimulating the human brain, while a listener tries to comprehend that speech signal buried in noise, does modulate the listener’s speech–in–noise comprehension abilities.
SNAP 2017 took place on December 8 and 9 in Lübeck, Germany.
Nine internationally esteemed speakers and in total more than sixty researchers from all over Europe, Canada and the US made the second Signal and Noise Along the Auditory Pathway workshop a memorable occasion in auditory neuroscience.
Thanks to everybody for coming out!, and see you all again for SNAP 2019, at a location to be announced.
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