Summary: Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 31 "Das aktive Gehör"
E I N L A D U N G
zum Vortrag im Rahmen des Seminars des SFB/TRR 31
Freitag, 15. April 2011, 14 Uhr c.t.
im Raum H28 / R 2.31Medical Campus Magdeburg und
W2 1-143 der Universität Oldenburg (per Videoübertragung)
"Auditory predictive regularity representations serve
object formation and the detection of new information"
Institut für Psychologie, Universität Leipzig
Two important goals of auditory information processing are to discover the distal objects and
to detect potentially important events in the environment. In audition, these two functions
were studied largely separately from each other, the one within the framework of auditory
scene analysis and the other within the framework of deviance/target detection. As both
functions relate incoming information to what is already known about the world, we propose
that object representation and deviance detection rely on a common model of the auditory
environment, which predicts upcoming sounds on the basis of representations describing
temporal/sequential regularities. I will shortly describe a functional model describing this
predictive model and give some experimental examples revealing the anticipatory power of
the auditory system.