Two-day workshop: Listen & Learn

Title: Listen & Learn Workshop
Host: Professor David McAlpine
Date, time, location: Monday 18 November, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Australian Hearing Hub, Level 1, Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 19 November, 9:30am to 4:00pm,  Australian Hearing Hub, Level 1, Lecture Theatre

This two-day workshop brings together world leaders in cognitive neuroscience to discuss statistical learning, neural adaptation, and auditory scene analysis.

Please RSVP by Thursday 14 November for catering purposes.



Monday 18 November – Australian Hearing Hub, Level 1, Lecture Theatre

9.30     WELCOME

9.45     Maria Chait, ‘How the human brain discovers structure in rapid sound sequences’

10.15   Jonathan Simon, ‘High Frequency Time-Locking in Human Auditory Cortex to Continuous Speech’

10.45   Hamish Innes-Brown, ‘Interaural phase modulation following responses, and possible links to speech understanding in noise’


11.30   Jaishree Jalewa

12.oo   Paul Sowman, ‘Development of auditory prediction’

12.30   Pavel Prado, ‘Features of neural entrainment: from adaptation to persistence’

13.00   LUNCH

13.45   Jess Monaghan, ‘Statistical learning in rooms’

14.15   Johannes Dahmen, ‘Circuits for multisensory integration and novelty detection’


15.00   Jan Schnupp, ‘Processing of Auditory Stream Statistics in Rat Auditory Cortex’

15.30   Vani Rajendran

16.00   FINISH


Tuesday 19 November – Australian Hearing Hub, Level 1, Lecture Theatre

9.30     Antje Ihlefeld

10.00   Joseph Sollini, ‘The effect of stimulus history on listening in noise: Evidence from a CMR paradigm’

10.30   Andrew King, ‘Contrast adaptation in the auditory system: from neural circuits to perception’


11.30   Heivet Hernandez-Perez, ‘Statistical learning in rooms under transcranial magnetic stimulation’

12.00   Juan Mucarquer Fuentes, ‘Assessing cochlear synaptopathy from an information-theoretic perspective’

12.30   Ryssa Moffat, ‘Exploring metabolic responses to emotional prosody with fNIRS’

13.00   LUNCH

13.45   David McAlpine, ‘Neural adaptation and statistical learning’

14.15   Kerry Walker, ‘Where do complex auditory objects belong on a tonotopic map?’


15.00   Fred Dick, ‘Timing and topography of sustained auditory selective auditory’

15.30   Nicol Harper, ‘Is sensory processing optimized for prediction of future input?’

16.00   FINISH