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New paper published:Neural responses to naturalistic audiovisual speech are related to listening demand in cochlear implant users-- Nov 8, 2022

In this study we used The Office TV show as a stimulus in cochlear implant users. We showed that brain responses using this "naturalistic stimulus" relates to listening demand.

New paper published:Evidence of visual crossmodal reorganization positively relates to speech outcomes in cochlear implant users-- Nov 1, 2022

In this study we show that crossmodal plasticity is positively related to speech perception in noise in cochlear implant users.

New paper published:Objective and Subjective Hearing Difficulties Are Associated With Lower Inhibitory Control-- May 9, 2022

Congrats to Bowen and Priyanka who have successfully defended thier MSC thesis': December 8, 2021

New paper published:Local magnetic delivery of adeno-associated virus AAV2(quad Y-F)-mediated BDNF gene therapy restores hearing after noise injury-- July 18, 2021

COVID-19 update: June 8, 2021

We have resumed all testing in the lab!

COVID-19 update: June 8, 2020

We have temporarily ceased all testing in the physical lab until further details are avalible. However, we have been busy developing online testing material. Stay tuned!

New paper published:Poor early cortical differentiation of speech predicts perceptual difficulties of severely hearing-impaired listeners in multi-talker environments-- April 9, 2020

New paper published:Cortical responses to amplitude modulation in cochlear implant users are related to speech perception-- Feb 18, 2020

Come see us at ARO!-- Jan 22, 2020


Sunday, Jan 26, 2020. PS 291: Acoustic Change Complex and the Auditory Steady State Response with Amplitude Modulated Noise in Children with Listening Difficulties. Chelsea Blankenship; Lauren Petley; Thu Nguyen; Noah Campagna; Audrey Perdew; Nathan Clevenger; Erin Cash; Andrew Dimitrijevic; David R. Moore

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020. PS 327: Cochlear Implants Users have Larger Visual Evoked Potentials and Delayed Alpha Oscillations in a Visual Working Memory Task. Priyanka Yogarajah; Brandon T. Paul; Andrew Dimitrijevic

Monday, Jan 25, 2020. PS 540 Concurrent EEG and Pupillometry Measures of Listening Effort while Listening to Speech in Noise. Emily Graber; Emmanuel Chan1; Brandon T. Paul; Andrew Dimitrijevic


Sunday, Jan 25, 2020. PD 41: Hearing loss is associated with modified brain oscillations during non-auditory verbal working memory. Brandon T. Paul; Arunan Srikanthanathan; Andrew Dimitrijevic

Bowen Xiu joins the lab as our newest MSc student-- Sep 7, 2019

Our listening effort paper in CI users just went live in Scientific Reports! -- Aug 2, 2019

3 conferences over 2 weeks -- July 29, 2019

International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group - workshop and 3 talks American Cochlear Implant Alliance - 2 talks CIAP - 3 talks

We have 4 posters at ARO -- Feb 9, 2019

1. Intra-individual correlations between EEG alpha oscillations and self-reported listening effort ratings during a speech-in-noise task in cochlear implant users.
2. EEG oscillations and entrainment in cochlear implant users while watching “The Office”: neural correlates of listening effort and speech encoding with continuous, naturalistic stimuli
3. Electrophysiological correlates of dichotic streaming in bilateral CI users: Speech entrainment and lateralized alpha oscillations
4. Brain responses to silent lip reading in normal hearing, CI users, and CI candidates: Increased cross-modal plasticity is postively related to CI outcome

Dr. Emily Graber Joins the lab! -- Jan 21, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Graber has joined the lab as a postdoc.

The pupil-labs system has arrived-- Dec 1, 2018

The mBrainTrain system has arrived-- Nov ,2018

CI Brain Lab at Objective Measures conference--Oct 3, 2018

We have 5 presentations at the Objective Measures conference in Tel Aviv Israel
1. Brain responses to silent lip reading in normal hearing, CI users, and CI candidates.
2. Electrophysiological correlates of dichotic streaming in bilateral CI users.
3. Attentional modulation of evoked potentials and brain oscillations are related to speech perception abilities in cochlear implant users.
4. Objective measures of listening effort in CI users: brain oscillations and neural entrainment to naturalistic stimuli.
5. EEG alpha activity as a candidate neural marker of listening effort during speech-in-noise perception in cochlear implant users.

We are hosting Dr. Carles Escera--Sept 28, 2018

We will be hosting Professor Carles Escera on Monday October 1st for a presentation:
Neurocognitive mechanisms in audition as revealed with the Frequency-Following Response
Room E115
Carles Escera is a full professor at the University of Barcelona who research focus is auditory attention, perception, memory and executive function using EEG in various neurological, neurodevelopemental, and psychiatric disorders. Click here for his website

Dr. Escera will be coming to the Cochlear Implant lab in the ENT clinic earlier in the day. If you'd like to meet him please contact me.