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 2019

We successfully organized the 4th Workshop on Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception

Apr 2019
Ondrej Spišák  will present his new results at the Kognícia a umelý život(Cognition and Artificial Life), May 29-31, 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia.(paper)
Maike Ferber will present her new results at the Learning and Plasticity Meeting (LaP2019) Finland. (abstractposter)

Feb 2019
Mukul Agarwal (formerly from Boston University) is visiting the lab until April 2019 to work on “Distance perception by the Human Ear: An approach via multivariate analysis of fMRI data”, supported by a grant from SAIA.
Norbert gave a talk at the the 42nd MidWinter meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology in Baltimore (abstractpresentation).

Jan 2019
A new paper on “Nonnative Implicit Phonetic Training in Multiple Reverberant Environments”  by Vlahou, Seitz and Kopčo accepted for publication in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

Sept 2018
A new paper on “A “buildup” of speech intelligibility in listeners with normal hearing and hearing loss” by Best, Swaminathan, Kopčo, Roverud and Shinn-Cunningham accepted for publication in Trends in Hearing.
Students Keerthi Doreswamy (PhD), Ondrej Spisak (Bc) and Zoltan Szoplak (intern) joined the lab.

May 2018
We’re presenting a poster at the 175th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Minneapolis.

March 2018
We’re presenting a poster in the 25th meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in Boston.

Feb 2018
Noro presents our research at the 2018 Cognitive School in the Czech Rep.

Jan 2018
Our lab joins the Aural Assessment by Means of Binaural Algorithms (AABBA) group and Noro and Rene participate in a 2-day workshop in Vienna Jan 30-31.

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