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.
Deniz is elected to be a member of the Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America. Her term will be 3 years, starting from 2020.
Marita Everhardt, who is affiliated with our lab and doing her PhD work supervised by Wander Lowie and Tassos Sarampalis, has won the best presentation award at the BCN PhD Retreat. Congratulations!
A piece in Volkskrant where Deniz explains why one’s recorded voice sounds strange to themselves, and also a few lines about our new voice perception research.
The team from 3D Tune-In, an H2020 project where Deniz is acting as an external reviewer, is organizing an interesting event at V&A (18 April). Everyone is invited!
Deniz will be co-chairing CIAP 2019 along with Karen Gordon. The initial program is currently put together, will be a very exciting meeting!
See the previous program here:
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:
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.”
Sam van KNO, our NAO robot, joined the lab! Sam is making friends fast with everyone inside and outside the lab.
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!