Auditory Neuroscience

2013 Course Description:

The Auditory Neuroscience course will be held on Friday Nov 22nd (in Lausanne) and on Friday Nov 29th (in Geneva), from 9h30-12h30 on both days. The first portion of the course will be taught by Melissa Saenz, and the topics covered will include the ear and cochlea, central auditory pathways, and cortical physiology. The second part will be taught by Narly Golestani and by Alexis Hervais-Adelman, and the topics covered will include the role of the auditory cortex in pitch perception, language processing, and learning / experience-dependent plasticity. To register, please see the Lemanic Neurosciences website

course organizers: Melissa Saenz UNIL/EPFL, Narly Golestani UniGE

locations: Nov 22, Salle Séminaire 10 (Rue de Bugnon 21, 2nd floor, Salle 210). Directions: from Lausanne Gare take the M2 (direction Croisettes) to the CHUV stop, Rue de Bugnon 21 is just a bit down the hill, across the street from the CHUV main building and behind the Fondation Claude Verdan – Musée de la Main.

Nov 29, Room 7001 at the CMU in Geneva (wing B), Rue Michel Servet 1.
Directions to the CMU: From the GE train station, take the #1 bus (it across the street from the main entrance of the train station), direction ‘hopital’. Get off at the ‘hopital’ bus stop, and then cross the street twice (i.e. diagonally), and then walk straight ahead, in the same direction that the bus was going along. The CMU (centre medical universitaire, where room 7001 is located) is at the end of the street. Go up the outdoor stairs that are to your left *before* the parking-level entrance, turn left once you enter the building, and take the elevators that you find there to the 7th floor. Once you exit the elevator, turn right and then right again, and you’ll find room 7001.

credits: Lemanic Neurosciences Doctoral School, 0.5 or 1.0 ECTS

To receive credit, homework assignments may be submitted electronically by Jan 6, 2014. Those students who only submit the homework on the first OR the second teaching lesson will receive 0.5 ects, and those who submit both homeworks will receive 1 etcs.

Please find below additional advice on the length of answers expected for the homework questions:

Session 1: All questions are short-answer requiring 1-2 sentences, a short list, or a small diagram. All can be answered within the spaces provided on the single homework page.

Session 2: All questions can be answered with 2-4 sentences, and should take up no more than one page in total, and students should not have to do additional reading in order to answer the questions. Alexis’ question can also be answered with a few sentences. He recommended some crucial and less crucial reading, but if students understood the lecture, they should be able to provide a reasonable answer without doing any extra reading. If students did not fully understand the relevant parts of the lecture (slides 49-51) then they may want to look at the references provided.