Cognitive Science . Linguistics . Neurosciences

Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Auditory processing in the brain: Dynamic adaptation to the acoustic environment

Authors

Herrmann, Björn

Departments

Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig; Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe „Auditive Kognition“

Summary
Human perception is particularly flexible and allows us to recognize events as similar although they might occur in different contexts or situations. What are the mechanisms behind our flexibility in listening and perception? Two examples show how neural processes dynamically adjust to the acoustic environment and thereby provide the basis for flexibility of human perception.

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