Congratulation to PhD student Malte Wöstmann, who – with Erich Schröger and Jonas Obleser – has a new article in press at the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (“Acoustic detail guides attention allocation in a selective listening task”, forthcoming).
We will update you accordingly as the paper comes online. We will share however one of Malte’s figures here as a teaser: The paper utilises a very classic component of the evoked potential, the contingent negative variation (the CNV; or a close relative thereof, see the actual paper for discussion) to study how older and younger listeners allocate their attentional resources depending on implicit cues on to-be-expected listening difficulties.
Congratulations to Auditory Cognition’s very own Molly Henry who, with Björn Herrmann and Jonas Obleser, is about to publish yet another PNAS paper:
Henry MJ, Herrmann B, & Obleser J. “Entrained neural oscillations in multiple frequency bands co-modulate behavior”. PNAS, in press.
We are very excited about this one, as it harks back to Molly’s 2012 PNAS paper yet ups the ante somewhat: How do neural oscillations behave towards a more realistically complex mixture of acoustic regularities, and how does listening behaviour change as a function of various neural entrained phases?
Stay tuned until after PNAS embargo has been lifted![UPDATE]
PNAS paper is online. Check it out here.
In a collaboration with the University Clinic of Leipzig and Prof Dr Gesa Hartwigsen (now University of Kiel), a new paper is to appear in “Cortex”, in the forthcoming special issue on Prediction in Speech and Language, edited by Alessandro Tavano and AC alumnus Mathias Scharinger.
Hartwigsen G, Golombek T, & Obleser J. “Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over left angular gyrus modulates the predictability gain in degraded speech comprehension”. Cortex (in press)
Check it out soon!
Dr Björn Herrmann did it again, and is in press at NeuroImage with Herrmann, Henry, Scharinger, & Obleser on
… the first PhD student from the Auditory Cognition group, started in January 2011, to defend her PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) thesis.
Julia presented her work last thursday to the defense committee, and will now move on to a great Postdoc position – it seems she will have a hard choice between two great options.
Thank you Julia for the great science and the great fun you brought to the lab! And thanks to the external examiner as well as to Erich Schröger and all committee members at the University of Leipzig, who kindly collaborate on graduating our students.
We wish you all the best
–Members of AC