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Our lab holds regular journal clubs, we participate in various seminars, and, occasionally, we organize workshops.

Workshops:

The fourth workshop and lecture series on: “Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception”, Kosice, 03 – 05 June 2019

The third workshop and lecture series on: “Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception”, Kosice, 29 – 31 May 2017

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

The first workshop and lecture series on: “Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception”, Kosice, 26 – 30 May 2014

Symposia:

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

Media coverage of our research / Informácie o našom výskume v médiách

Media coverage of the Cognitive neuroscience workshop we organized in 2014 (link) and 2015 (link)

12 Aug 2015 Fulbright Alumni Association newsletter

26 May 2014 Živý vstup (RTVS Rádio Regina Košice Deje sa v regióne)

Media coverage of the PNAS “distance” paper

12 Nov 2013 Tlačová správa UPJŠ k Týždňu vedy a techniky

13 Nov 2012 Nový čas Odhalil tajomstvo vnímania zvuku

7 Nov 2012 Rozhovor v TV Naša (video záznam časti rozhovoru)

5 Nov 2012 Hospodárske noviny Slovák má na svedomí svetový objav. Kvôli sluchu

3 Nov 2012 Košický večer / Korzár / sme.sk Vedec z košickej univerzity stojí na čele svetového objavu .

Oct 2012 Universitas Safarikiana Úspech vedcov z Ústavu informatiky Prírodoveckej fakulty UPJŠ

Aug 2012 Audiology.org interview Spatial Hearing, Interaural Loudness Differences, and Distance Hearing

9 Jul 2012 Scientific American blog How does your brain hear distance?

Jun 2012 Highlights of the July 3, 2012 issue of PNAS, MGH press release, oznam UPJŠ pre tlač, and elsewhere 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Media coverage of the “ventriloquism” paper

2 Sept 2013 Duke Chronicle Durham researchers investigate ‘ventriloquism effect’

Media coverage of the PNAS “switching” paper

25 Aug 2008 Science Daily Picking Out Specific Sounds In A Complex Scene: Researchers Study ‘Cocktail Party Effect’, Measure Auditory Dynamics Of Selective AttentionAug 2008 BU press release and online coverage 1, 2

Seminars:

4 Oct 2016 Seminar “Developing games to improve auditory processing abilities” by Aaron Seitz (University of California, Riverside) and Erick Gallun (Erick Gallun, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland and Oregon Health Science University), location: P3, time: 15:30.
Apr – Jul 2015 Auditory Neuroscience video-seminar series from Germany (poster, Cex page)
Hearing seminars: Using videoconference, we participate live in the weekly seminars on the “Active Auditory System” organized by the Universities of Oldenburg and Magdeburg. Location: room 32 (old building) or SJ2S10 (P10 – new building 2. floor) Prírodovedecká Fakulta UPJŠ,Jesenná 5, Time: 14h-16h.
23 Jan 2015 16:00 video-seminar by Inyong Choi, Boston University ” Selective attention in a dynamic auditory scene”
see also Faculty of Science and University Calendar of Events

Journal club:

Oct 20 Dahmen, J. C., Keating, P., Nodal, F. R., Schulz, A. L., and King, A. J. (2010). “Adaptation to Stimulus Statistics in the Perception and Neural Representation of Auditory Space,” Neuron 66, 937-948. (PetoT)
Oct 13 Poldrack et al. “Handbook of Functional MRI Data Analysis” Chapters 9 & 10 (Jana)

Older updates:

Nov 2017 A new paper on “Temporal characteristics of contextual effects in sound localization” by Hládek, Tomoriová and Kopčo accepted for publication in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Sept 2017
Maike Ferber started working in our lab as an ALT researcher.
Bernadeta Hrebenarova defended her MSc. thesis at the Safarik University Faculty of Medicine.
Veronika Pikova started work on her Bc. thesis in our lab.
June 2017 We presented 3 posters at the Acoustics ’17 conference in Boston (view posters by Hládek et al., Loksa & Kopčo and Kopčo et al.).

We have just finished another very successful workshop. Many thanks to all participants, speakers and poster presenters! We hope to see you all in 2 years in Košice.


June 2017 Carlos Trenado from Duesseldorf University Hospital visits us on a Short-Term Scientific Mission grant to work on “Stochastic resonance in auditory spatial discrimination and its possible implications for tinnitus”, supported by the TINNET grant.
We are preparing the 3rd Workshop on Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception, to be held on May 29-31, 2017 in Košice
(download the Workshop announcement).
PhD position available to work on game development in ALT project.
May 2017 We are hosting Erick Gallun, from Portland VA/OHSU.

April 2017 New conference papers by Tomoriová et al. (2017), Šebeňa et al. (2017), and Lokša & Kopčo (2017) , to be presented at Kognícia a umelý život (Cognition and Artificial Life), 31.5. – 2.6.2017, Trenčianske Teplice.

April 2017 Gabika Andrejkova was awarded the Large Medal of St. Gorazd by the Minster of Education of Slovakia for her educational work on the Olympiad in Informatics.

March 2017 New paper “Streaming and sound localization with a preceding distractor” by Norbert Kopčo, Gabriela Andrejková, Virginia Best and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham was accepted for publication in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters.

Feb 2017 Eleni Vlahou was awarded a Short-Term Scientific Mission grant to work on a videogame that improves tinnitus symptoms using spatial hearing training with virtual auditory display techniques, in collaboration with colleagues from the TINNET consortium.

Feb 2017 We were awarded a new grant to study Plasticity of spatial processing in normal and cochlear implant hearing, in collaboration with our colleagues at the Austrian Academy of Science and Charles University.

Nov 9 Invited talk by Kopco at the HKP conference.

Oct 2016 Erick Gallun awarded a SAIA travel grant to visit our lab in May 2017.

Oct 4 Seminar “Developing games to improve auditory processing abilities” by Aaron Seitz and Erick Gallun
Sept 2016
A new paper “Intracortical depth analyses of frequency-sensitive regions of human auditory cortex using 7T fMRI” by Ahveninen, Chang, Huang, Keil, Kopco, Rossi, Bonmassar, Witzel, and Polimeni accepted for publication in NeuroImage.

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”

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.

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.

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.

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 Vlahou: 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.

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).