21. June 2018:

16.00 o'clock,
ARI Seminar Room, Wohllebengasse 12-14 / ground Floor

Processing of interaural level differences through bilateral cochlear implants - Matthew Goupell

Matthew Goupell, Department of Hearing Speech Sciences, University of Maryland

Binaural spatial cues have a central role in human sound source localization. Their importance is reflected also in human brain responses: activity recorded from the auditory cortex shows robust dependence on interaural differences in time and level. In this talk, I will describe a series on magnetoencephalography (MEG) studies on the neural bases of binaural hearing with an emphasis on how the objective measures provided by MEG coincide with the perception of binaural localisation cues. I will also describe experimental paradigms that have been found efficient in assessing auditory spatial sensitivity in the human brain and how these differ from the classical paradigms in psychoacoustics. Finally, I will consider possibilities for understanding and predicting individual differences in binaural perception based on brain responses.