Welcome to the UPJS Perception and Cognition Lab

Our lab is interested in various aspects of human perception and cognition. We investigate how the brain analyzes and interprets complex auditory and visual stimuli that our senses extract from the surrounding environment. In our research, we use behavioral experiments, computational modeling, and neural imaging. The basic science that we perform has many applications in fields such as hearing aids, auditory displays, human-computer interaction, virtual environments, and machine perception.

Recent updates and upcoming events

Open postdoc, PhD., MSc. and Bc. Positions/Projects (grant support for more positions is available, feel free to contact us)

November 28 2014 through December 2014 (almost every Friday from 2pm) – Hearing seminar Using videoconference, we participate live in the weekly seminars on the “Active Auditory System” organized by the Universities of Oldenburg and Magdeburg. See our Seminars and Events or the University of Oldenburg web.

June 18 2014  New paper:  Chelazzi L, Eštočinová J, Calletti R, Lo Gerfo E, Sani I, Della Libera C, Santandrea E (2014) Altering Spatial Priority Maps via Reward-Based Learning

May 26-31 2014 we organized a very successful workshop on Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception (announcement poster).

April 2014 – July 2014 (almost every Friday from 2pm) – Hearing seminar Using videoconference, we participate live in the weekly seminars on the “Active Auditory System” organized by the Universities of Oldenburg and Magdeburg. Location: 33 (old building) or SJ2S06 (P6 – new building 2. floor) Prírodovedecká Fakulta UPJŠ,Jesenná 5, Time: 14h-16h. original link

November 2013 – January 2014 (almost every Friday from 2pm) – Hearing seminar Using videoconference, we participate live in the weekly seminars on the “Active Auditory System” organized by the Universities of Oldenburg and Magdeburg. Location: SJ2S06(P6) Prírodovedecká Fakulta UPJŠ,Jesenná 5, 2. posch. Time: 14h-16h. original link

February 2013 Three posters presented by the lab at the Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.

February 2013 Milan Jovovic joins the lab as a researcher supported by the Slovak National Stipends Program.

September 2013 Peter Loksa joins the lab as a PhD student.

September 2013 A short interview about our Ventriloquism research with collaborators at Duke published in Duke Chronicle.

July 2013 New grant on “Spatial Attention and Listening in Complex Environments” awarded by APVV – The Slovak Research and Development Agency.

July 2013 New paper: Ahveninen, Kopčo, Jääskeläinen (2013) Psychophysics and Neuronal Bases of Sound Localization in Humans. Hearing Research (in press)

July 2013 Bea Tomoriová relocates to UPJS, starting as a postdoc in the lab. Karol Presovsky is a new researcher in the lab.

June 2013 Beata Tomoriová defended her PhD. thesis. Gratulujeme, Dr. Bea.

June 2013 We are a participating lab in three new EU grants starting this month: CELIM (7FP EU Regional Potential; our budget 60k EUR, total 3mil EUR) and TECHNICOM (EU Structural Funds, OP Research and Development; our budget 313k EUR; total 39mil EUR). , SOFOS (EU Structural Funds, OP Education; our budget 167k EUR; total 2.2mill EUR) (info v slovenčine CELIM, Technicom).

June 2013 Poster presentation at the joint International Congress on Acoustics / Acoustical Society of America meeting in Montreal, Canada.

February 2013 Poster presentation at 36th MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

December 4 2012 14:15 SJ2S06: Eleni Vlahau: Implicit and explicit learning of nonnative speech sounds and speech components

November 2012 Our German colleagues from Oldenburg were awarded a German presidential prize for Binaural hearing research. Video (in German) that also explains what spatial hearing reasearch is about is available here.

November 2012 Every Friday at 2pm: Hearing seminar Using videoconference, we participate live in the weekly seminars on the “Active Auditory System” organized by the Universities of Oldenburg and Magdeburg. Location: SJ2S06(P6) Prírodovedecká Fakulta UPJŠ,Jesenná 5, 2. posch. Time: 14h-16h. original link

July 2012 New paper on the neural representation of auditory distance published in PNAS and selected as one of the highlights of the July 3, 2012 issue. The paper is available here. Also see media coverage.

Spring 2012 Transfer of lab from TU Kosice to UPJS Kosice.

February 25-29 2012 Poster presentation at 35th MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology San Diego, California, USA.

February 20/21 2012 Poster presentation at: Making sesnse of sounds, Workshop on Sounds and Sound Processing in Natural and Artificial Systems, Plymouth UK.

Every Friday at 2pm: Hearing seminar Using videoconference, we participate in the weekly seminars on the “Active Auditory System” organized by the Universities of Oldenburg and Magdeburg. Schedule available here.

December 2011: New books on Computational and cognitive neuroscience by Norbert Kopčo (nové knižky o Výpočtovej a kognitívnej neurovede od N Kopča).

 

For more news see the Seminars and Events section.

Contact

Jesenná 5 (room 32)
04001 Košice
Slovakia
tel: +421 55 234 2247
fax: +1 484 727 9884

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