CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Adaptation, learning and training for spatial hearing in complex environments

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691229

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 441 000

  • EU contribution

    € 351 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH

Slovakia

Objective

In everyday situations, humans are exposed to multiple concurrent stimuli in complex, continuously changing environments. To correctly extract relevant information, they adapt their processing to reflect the specifics of the current scene, and they learn from previous experience to improve the perceptual strategies used. The current project proposes to perform a series of behavioral experiments, brain imaging studies, and computational modeling 1) to study the auditory mechanisms of adaptation to new reverberant environments for speech processing, sound localization, and learning of new phonetic categories, and 2) to study how attention and mechanisms of implicit and explicit learning are used to cope with complex listening environments. The results will be important, e.g., for development of new prosthetic devices and new virtual reality technologies. Here, they will be used to develop a brain training game that can improve impaired listeners’ performance in complex environments. An additional goal of the proposal is to obtain new knowledge and skills related to studying human perceptual processes and the corresponding neural mechanisms. Skills to perform sensory learning research, psychophysics, non-invasive brain imaging (EEG and fMRI), and computational modeling will be exchanged during the secondments. Also, a series of workshops will be organized to train new researchers to perform research in computational and cognitive neuroscience, with additional goal of enhancing the exchange of information among participants and sharing new results obtained in this project. The project consortium consists of academic, research, medical, and small enterprise organizations based in the EU and USA. The participants have complementary skills necessary to achieve all the defined goals. Their collaboration on this project will result in strengthening of the European Research Area and in establishing new long-term collaborations between EU and US researchers.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH

Address

Srobarova 2
04180 Kosice

Slovakia

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

Participants (1)

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 81 000

Partners (4)

THE TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY

United States

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION

United States

OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691229

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 441 000

  • EU contribution

    € 351 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH

Slovakia