The degree and time course of benefit for cochlear implantation for patients with single-sided deafness depends on the point of reference
Dr. John Galvin
House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Date: 22 June 2018, FRIDAY
Time: 10:00 hr (PLEASE NOTE DIFFERING TIME)
Location: UMCG, KNO Colloquium P3.210
Broadcasting link: https://tinyurl.com/22-06-18-AudSeminar
The effects of attention and visual input on noninvasive electrophysiological indices of natural speech processing at different hierarchical levels
Date: 25 May 2018, FRIDAY, 10:00 hr
Location: UMCG, Onderwijscentrum, Lokaal 04
Broadcasting link: https://tinyurl.com/25-05-18-AudSeminar
Dr. Edmund Lalor
University of Rochester
How the human brain extracts meaning from the dynamic patterns of sound that constitute speech remains poorly understood. This is especially true in natural environments where the speech signal has to be processed against a complex mixture of background sounds. In this talk I will outline efforts over the last few years to derive noninvasive indices of natural speech processing in the brain. I will discuss how these indices are affected by attention and visual input and how attentional selection and multisensory integration can be “decoded” from EEG data. I will outline work showing that EEG and MEG are sensitive not just to the low-level acoustic properties of speech, but also to higher-level linguistic aspects of this most important of signals. This will include demonstrating that these signals reflect processing at the level of phonetic features. And, based on our most recent work, it will also include evidence that EEG is exquisitely sensitivity to the semantic processing of natural, running speech in a way that is very strongly affected by attention and intelligibility. While showcasing these findings, I will outline a number of paradigms and methodological approaches for eliciting noninvasive indices of speech-specific processing that should be useful in advancing our understanding of receptive speech processing in particular populations.
Deniz is elected to a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, “For contributions to our understanding of acoustic and electric auditory and speech perception.” Link here.
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: