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.
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 €).
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.
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.
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.