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

Jun 2016 Invited talk (Kopco) and and 2 presentations (Andrejkova, Loksa) at the Cognition & AL conference.

May 2016

We gained access to powerful computational infrastructure within the Slovak national project Data center for science and research (a multi-cpu cluster with Matlab and SAS)

Our lab joins TINNET: An Action for Better Understanding the Heterogeneity of Tinnitus to Improve and Develop New Treatments, a European research network funded by the COST program under the Action number BM1306.

PhD position available.

New paper on “ITD-based modeling of speech localization in a multi-talker mixture usingperiodicity and energy-based auditory features” by Josupeit, Kopco, and Hohmann accepted for publication in JASA.

March 2016 New grant on “Dynamic processes in spatial hearing” funded by the Slovak Science Grant Agency.

February 2016 Poster presented at the Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology in San Diego, CA. Poster title: “Modeling the Integration of Audio-Visual Distance Information”.

January 2016
Ľuboš Hládek successfully defended his dissertation. Thesis title: Learning Auditory Distance Perception: Experimental Studies and Computational Models.

Sept 2015 New grant funded by the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-RISE-2015 program (ALT:  Adaptation, learning and training for spatial hearing in complex environments).
Eleni Vlahou starts as a postdoc on Technicom.
Peto Loksa defends his dissertation prospectus.
Lubos Hladek will leave us for a postdoc at MRC Institute of Hearing Research in Glasgow in October.

Apr – Jul 2015 Auditory Neuroscience video-seminar series from Germany (poster, Cex page)

April  23-24 2015  Symposium on university spin-offs and start-up companies,

April  20-24 2015  The second workshop and lecture series on: “Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception”

March 2015 New Paper: Kopčo N, Marcinek Ľ, Tomoriova B, Hládek Ľ (2015)­­­­­ Contextual plasticity, top-down, and non-auditory factors in sound localization with a distractor

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

February 2015 Batman. Episode of This American Life show about echo-location and visual substitution by hearing in humans.

January 23 2015 16:00 video-seminar by Inyong Choi, Boston University ” Selective attention in a dynamic auditory scene”

 

For more news and older updates 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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