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PhD Defense, Nawal El Boghdady, 24 June 2019, 11:00: “On the color of voices: The relationship between cochlear implant users’ voice cue perception and speech intelligibility in cocktail-party scenarios”

Nawal El Boghdady will defend her thesis: “On the color of voices: The relationship between cochlear implant users’ voice cue perception and speech intelligibility in cocktail-party scenarios” on 24 June 2019, 11:00.

The ceremony will take place at the Aula of the RUG Academy Building.

There will be a celebration seminar on 25 June, “Revisiting voice and speech perception in cochlear implant users.” Detailed info is here.

PhD position available: “Why does voice matter for speech perception?”

If you are a master student from a relevant field to our research interests (hearing and speech sciences, psychology, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, physics, or other related fields) and have an interest to work in a fun and exciting research group, read on!

We have a PhD position available, specifically on the topic of voice perception and its importance on speech perception. For further details and to send an application, see the link below:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/248609

Travel grant for Nawal CIAP 2017

Nawal El Boghdady received a travel grant from CIAP 2017 organization. She will present our collaborative work with Waldo Nogueira and Florian Langner from Hannover Medical Center and co-funded by Advanced Bionics, “Improving speech perception in cocktail-party situations for cochlear implants.”

VICI grant

Our VICI proposal “It takes two to communicate: Voice perception and linguistic content” is accepted! Since it was a group effort a huge congratulations is in order for the entire group. The project will have a fundamental science part where we will study the interactive connection between voice perception and speech communication, and an applied part where we will do so in the context of hearing impairment. We will take advantage of our existing tools, combined under PICKA (Perception of Indexical Cues in Kids and Adults). To top it all, we will also other tools, potentially very much fun and effective, such as using a NAO robot. Stay tuned for exciting new details!