Listening in on Auditory Learning
We hope you will join us on October 11, 2019 for a Special Guest Lecture by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researcher Lori Holt, PhD.
Dr. Holt is Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and is affiliated with CMU's Neuroscience Institute and Pittsburgh’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. She has been a member of the Department of Psychology and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University since earning her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. Dr. Holt is the recipient of a 21st Century Scientist Award for Mind, Brain and Behavior from the James S. McDonnell Foundation and her research has been recognized by awards from her peers at the Acoustical Society of America, the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and the National Organization for Hearing Research. In 2007, the Association for Psychological Science named her a Rising Star in Psychology. In 2013, Dr. Holt was awarded the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Holt is an expert in auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on understanding how humans interpret the complexity of spoken language. Her research program builds from considering human speech recognition as arising from general, and not uniquely human or speech-specific, mechanisms. Her current research program exploits human psychophysics and learning paradigms in adults and children, human electrophysiology, neuroimaging, and acoustic analyses. The research has implications for developmental disabilities and communication disorders and for machine hearing and speech recognition.
Learning Objectives. At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:
Define categorization and understand why it is crucial for cognition.
Understand the complexities of how sound maps to meaning.
Describe a cortical-striatal neurobiological network involved in incidental learning of auditory categories.
Date & Time. October 11, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium
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