Principal Investigator: PD Dr. Eveline Geiser
Timing perception is an inherent feature of all sensory experience. Without its underlying temporal structure, perception would be unthinkable. To efficiently perceive and interact with our environment, we perceive sequences of sensory events and derive predictions about future events based on previous sequences. The ability to extract such temporal patterns from the ongoing stream of stimulation – here referred to as global timing – is a fundamental capacity of the human brain. However, despite the crucial importance of global timing for perceptual efficiency, the underlying neural mechanisms are virtually unknown.
This project investigates the brain organization of high-level auditory perception. Specifically, it explores the neural mechanisms of auditory global timing perception in the human brain.
This project uses neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI, ERP, EEG) and behavioral research paradigms (psychoacoustics).
20min 16. Mai 2015: „Gedehnte Zeit: Ein Trick hilft Sprache verstehen“
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Current and Former Group Members
Catia Barbosa (PhD student since 2015) Michael Notter (technical assistant 2014/15) Arnaud Berney (Master student 2015)
Jules Duruz (premaster student 2014) Elodie Ducrey (intern 2015) Patricia Angkiriwang (intern 2015)
Prof. Micah Murray (CHUV) – LINE
Prof. Stephanie Clarke (CHUV) Prof. Alain Kaelin (Neurocentro della Svizzera Italiana) Prof. John D.E. Gabrieli (MIT)
Swiss National Science Foundation Department of Radiology, CHUV