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Welcome to the OBOB-Lab at the University Konstanz
The Ongoing-Brain-Oscillations-and-Behaviour (OBOB) Lab is an Independent Junior Research Group funded by the DFG within the so-called Emmy-Noether-Programme. Our scientific mission is to advance the understanding of the functional relevance of spontaneous brain oscillations. Besides of fundamental experiments with healthy participants, our approach includes the investigation of abnormal brain rhythms in pathologies like tinnitus and their relationship with behavioural symptoms. In order to pursue our goals we have access to following methodological tools:
- 148 channel MEG system
- 128 and 256 channel EEG systems (from ANT and EGI respectively)
- TMS including Neuronavigation System
- Behavioural experiments lab
- Real-Time experimental control depending on neurophysiological markers using our ConSole Software
Also you can find out more about our work by looking at some of our presentations.
Meet and Greet: Where can you find us next
- 20.01.12: The manuscript "It's Only in your Head: Expectancy of Aversive Auditory Stimulation Modulates Stimulus-Induced Auditory Cortical Alpha Desynchronization" by Thomas Hartmann, Winfried Schlee (Uni Ulm) and Nathan Weisz is published in Neuroimage.
- 09.12.11: Julian Keil will receive one of the Graduate Student Awards at the upcoming CNS conference.
- 24.10.11: Teresa Übelacker was interviewed by the Südkurier on her study on Zen-meditation.
- 21.10.11: The manuscript "Suppressed alpha oscillations predict intelligibility of speech and its acoustic details" by Jonas Obleser (MPI Leipzig) and Nathan Weisz has been accepted for publication in Cerebral Cortex.
- 21.10.11: The manuscript "Paired associative stimulation of the auditory system: a proof-of-principle study." by Martin Schecklmann (Univ. Regensburg), co-authored by Nathan Weisz, has been accepted for publication in PLoS One.
- 27.07.11: Our manuscript "Lateralised auditory cortical alpha band activity and interregional connectivity pattern reflect anticipation of target sounds" has been accepted for publication in Cerebral Cortex.
- 20.07.11: Julian Keil has been awarded an Erasmus Mundus ACN exchange stipend to visit the BRAMS institute in Montréal.
- 29.06.11: Julian Keil has been awarded one of the competetive poster prizes of the ICON XI.
- 01.06.11: Our manuscript "What Characterizes Changing-State Speech in Affecting Short-Term Memory? An EEG Study on the Irrelevant Sound Effect" has been accepted for publication in Psychophysiology.
- 31.05.11: Our manuscript "On the Variability of the McGurck Effect: Audiovisual Integration depends on pre-stimulus Brain States." has been published in Cerebral Cortex.
- 05.04.11: Our manuscript "Alpha Rhythms in Audition: Cognitive and Clinical Perspectives" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Perception Science.
- 22.02.11: Our manuscript "Probing of brain states in real-time: Introducing the ConSole Environment" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Perception Science.
- 02.02.11: Our manuscript "The Modulatory Influence of a Predictive Cue on the Auditory Steady-State Response" has been accepted for publication in Human Brain Mapping.