New auditory research published in Cerebral Cortex

Wednesday 01 Nov 17


Jens Hjortkjær
Senior Researcher
DTU Health Tech
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In a new paper published this month in Cerebral Cortex, Senior Researcher at Hearing Systems Jens Hjortkjær and co-workers at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) demonstrate a method to decode listeners brain activity patterns to determine what sound source a person is listening to.
The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to record neural activity while participants listened to recorded ‘impact sounds’. The article describes how listeners’ attention to specific aspects of a sound modulates auditory brain processing to highlight relevant features of a sound stimulus.

Jens Hjortkjær is part of the Oticon Centre of Excellence for Hearing and Speech Sciences (CHeSS), in a collaboration with the DRCMR with a focus on basic auditory neuroscience. Jens Hjortkjær is also part of the Cognitive Control of a Hearing Aid (COCOHA) Horizon 2020 project that focuses on cognitive steering of hearing instruments.

Read the full article here