Neural Computation for Sound and Recognition

Our core research areas are:

Language and music are fundamental aspects of our lives—with impairment resulting in serious derogation. While we understand spoken language (or follow music) seemingly effortlessly, the cognitive computations and neural implementations are far from understood. Our research interests lie in how the brain connects sensory information to recognition, involving auditory perception, particularly speech and music, and understanding how malleable, trainable, or plastic the mechanisms are. Particularly, we investigate the role of brain rhythms and the motor system. Our methodology includes psychophysics, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging (particularly EEG, MEG, MRI). Furthermore, we are interested in computational modeling approaches.

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Christina Lubinus

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Latest Publications

Lubinus, C., Einhäuser, W., Schiller, F., Kircher, T., Straube, B., & van Kemenade, B. M. (2022). Action-based predictions affect visual perception, neural processing, and pupil size, regardless of temporal predictability. NeuroImage,263: 119601. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119601.
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Rimmele, J. M., Kern, P., Lubinus, C., Frieler, K., Poeppel, D., & Assaneo, M. F. (2022). Musical sophistication and speech auditory-motor coupling: Easy tests for quick answers. Frontiers in Neuroscience,15: 764342. doi:10.3389/fnins.2021.764342.
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Kern, P., Assaneo, F., Endres, D., Poeppel, D., & Rimmele, J. M. (2021). Preferred auditory temporal processing regimes and auditory-motor synchronization. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,28(6), 1860-1873. doi:10.3758/s13423-021-01933-w.
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Rimmele, J. M., Poeppel, D., & Ghitza, O. (2021). Acoustically driven cortical delta oscillations underpin prosodic chunking. eNeuro,8(4): ENEURO.0562-20.2021. doi:10.1523/ENEURO.0562-20.2021.
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Lubinus, C., Orpella, J., Keitel, A., Gudi-Mindermann, H., Engel, A. K., Roeder, B., & Rimmele, J. M. (2021). Data-driven classification of spectral profiles reveals brain region-specific plasticity in blindness. Cerebral Cortex,31(5), 2505-2522. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhaa370.
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Assaneo, M. F., Rimmele, J. M., Sanz Perl, Y., & Poeppel, D. (2021). Speaking rhythmically can shape hearing. Nature Human Behaviour,5, 71-82. doi:10.1038/s41562-020-00962-0.
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Gudi-Mindermann, H., Rimmele, J. M., Bruns, P., Kloosterman, N. A., Donner, T. H., Engel, A. K., & Röder, B. (2020). Post-training load-related changes of auditory working memory: An EEG study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,14: 72. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2020.00072.
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