MIB guest talk: Dr. Molly Henry

Dr. Molly Henry visits MIB and gives a talk.

14.09.2017 | Hella Kastbjerg

Dato tor 26 okt
Tid 10:00 11:00
Sted Meeting room 4th floor, Building 10G, Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogade


Neural dynamics of auditory rhythm perception



The human ability to continuously track dynamic environmental stimuli, for example speech and music, is proposed to profit from “entrainment” of neural oscillations (i.e., neural oscillations become synchronized with environmental rhythms). I will present electroencephalography (EEG) data demonstrating that entrainment of neural oscillations by simple rhythms and by complex, naturalistic rhythms enhances auditory perception. I will present ongoing work examining the role of entrainment in musical beat perception. This work reveals that entrainment is stronger for rhythms with a strong versus a weak beat, and the neural dynamics underlying "successful" perception of individual acoustic events are simpler during listening to strong-beat rhythms, revealing a potentially important reorganization of neural dynamics in the presence of rhythmic regularity. 

Arrangement, Forskning, Alle grupper, Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Musicinthebrain