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News & Updates

  • First purely behavioral paper got accepted in JEP HPP- March 17, 2017

    In the paper "Attentional State Modulates the Effect of an Irrelevant Stimulus Dimension on Perception" we show that when listening situations are not optimal, reliance on learned correlations between acoustic features increases. It will soon appear in JEP HPP.

  • Flying to Baltimore for ARO- February 9, 2017

    I am going to ARO in Baltimore tomorrow. Come see my talk on the 12th during the symposium on "Patterns in sound sequences" (8-10 am). A few hours after my talk, I have to head out already, leaving for Germany and the Max Planck Society.

  • PLoS ONE accepted our manuscript- February 7, 2017

    In this paper (Henry, Herrmann, & Grahn), we provide simulations and behavioral data that caution about a recently used method to study neural signals related beat perception. The paper will soon appear in PLoS ONE.

  • Received postdoctoral collaborative research grant- January 31, 2017

    Dan Stolzberg and I recieved one of the Brain & Mind Institute (Western University) postdoctoral collaborative research grants. In an across-species approach, we will study the influence of a correlated, but task-irrelevant sound feature on perception of another sound feature.

  • Travel to SfN and APAN (Nov 11th to 16th) in a few days- November 5, 2016

    I present data showing that an individual's attentional state modulates the influence of an irrelevant stimulus dimension on perception of another stimulus dimension. You can have a look at my poster here.

  • Collaborative work with Purdue friends got accepted- October 31, 2016

    The European Journal of Neuroscience has accepted our latest work. Together with Ed Bartlett (Purdue University) and Aravind Parthasarathy (now at Harvard Medical School) we investigated the effects of aging on neural synchronization in the inferior colliculus in rats (full text).

  • New tutorial on linear-nonlinear models- July 9, 2016

    Since I had trouble understanding these models for forever (and still have for some aspects of it), I thought a simple tutorial explaining step-by-step the main stages involved as well as providing matlab code might help somebody who is new to the topic (link).

  • Awesome! Neurobiology of Aging accepted my recent work- Mai 8, 2016

    In the paper, we show that aging goes hand in hand with an increased auditory cortex response magnitude, reduced response variability, a larger dynamic response range, and reduced sensitivity to temporal context (full text).

  • Wöstmann, Herrmann, Maess & Obleser just accepted in PNAS- February 26, 2016

    In "The spatiotemporal dynamics of auditory attention synchronize with speech" we show that the spatio-temporal modulations of alpha power are predictive of speech recognition in a multi-stream situation (full text).

  • New paper accepted, written by Henry, Herrmann, & Obleser- December 2, 2015

    The study shows how complex neural phase patterns across frequency bands are associated with changes in behavioral performance in non-rhythmic acoustic contexts (full text).