Professor Jonas Obleser from University of Lübeck, Germany, is visiting Aarhus and will give a CFIN/MIB guest talk.

31.08.2016 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

Dato man 05 dec
Tid 13:30 14:30
Sted CFIN/MIB meeting room, 5th floor, AUH building 10G, Nørrebrogade 44, Aarhus C

Professor Jonas Obleser, University of Lübeck

Professor Jonas Obleser
Department of Psychology, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany

Title: Neural solutions to the listening challenge 


Humans adapt well to sensory degradation. In order to do so, our cognitive strategies need to adjust accordingly. The auditory sensory modality poses an excellent, although under-utilised, research model to understand these adjustments, their neural bases, and their large variation amongst individuals. In my talk I will present findings that utilise mainly the power and phase of neural oscillations, as measured in magneto- and electroencephalography (M/EEG). I will present initial evidence for a useful distinction of broadly “automatic” neural mechanisms (e.g., neural entrainment) that allow for improved performance in challenging listening situations versus broadly “controlled” or effortful neural mechanisms (e.g., alpha power enhancement in both sensory and domain-general networks). I will argue that both mechanisms support listening performance, and I will close on linking our recent results to ageing and hearing loss. 

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