Adapting to Dynamic Environments

We are interested in the ability to successfully navigate through, and interact with, an ever-changing dynamic environment. We investigate the mechanisms which allow adequate timing and adaptation to the rate and rhythm of events in the environment using behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. As inadequate timing factors into the neurofunctional profile of different patient populations, we use our findings to develop strategies for compensation.

 

Project I: Spontaneous sensory and sensorimotor timing
This project investigates emerging patterns and neural correlates of self-paced timing performance during the production and perception of simple sequential behaviour. The immediate goal of the project is to identify and to explore the relation of individual timing characteristics as part of a basic temporal sequencing profile. The long-term goal is to investigate how this basic profile may factor into more complex forms of behaviour.

Project II: Low frequency oscillations in auditory temporal processing
This project investigates the role of low frequency neural oscillatory activity in audition. The goals are to explore the relation of this specific type of neural activity and well-established event-related potentials of the electroencephalogram (EEG) in order to define their functional significance for the dynamic integration of acoustic information.