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One or more keywords matched the following properties of Nusbaum, Howard
keywords Learning
keywords Memory consolidation
overview My research has focused since 1986 on perceptual learning and attention and working memory. Our research uses a wide range of methods including behavioral paradigms for studying learning and sleep consolidation, attention limitations in learning and perception, and the role of working memory in perception. Our lab is equipped for high-density EEG measurements, fMRI data analysis (with access to a 3T scanner), auditory brainstem recordings, and a wide range of speech recording, editing, analysis, synthesis, and sound modification tools. We test individuals, and can carry out nap studies in-lab with polysomnography. We can collect and analyze peripheral physiological measurements (heart rate variability, respiration, etc.) and in collaboration with colleagues carry out genetic analyses. My graduate students and postdoctoral trainees have gone on to become tenured faculty members at a wide range of international research institutions including Michigan State, Purdue, University College London, University of Trento (Center for Mind/Brain Research), and Birkbeck College in London. My graduate students and trainees publish their research in the top scientific journals including Nature, Current Biology, Neuron, J. Neuroscience, PNAS, Learning & Memory, Cognition, and Psychological Science. My students are trained in the lab in basic behavioral research methods, on-line research methods, signal processing, advanced statistical analysis and modelling, human electrophysiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, comparative methods in communication (comparing humans and songbirds), sensory research methods, fMRI, and computational modeling. Students in my laboratory reported the first scientific evidence for sleep consolidation of generalized learning (Fenn et al., 2003, Nature), the first behavioral evidence for functional effects of sleep consolidation in songbirds (Brawn et al., 2010, J. Neuroscience), the first evidence that adults can learn perfect pitch and this learning depends on working memory capacity (Van Hedger et al., 2015, Cognition), and the first evidence of the fate of interfering material following sleep consolidation (Brawn et al.. 2013, Psychological Science). Students and trainees working with me develop new methods for research, develop broad and deep cognitive neuroscience skills and knowledge, and publish successfully their research going on to successful tenure track and tenured faculty research positions.
One or more keywords matched the following items that are connected to Nusbaum, Howard
Item TypeName
Concept Discrimination Learning
Concept Memory, Short-Term
Concept Memory
Concept Serial Learning
Concept Verbal Learning
Concept Memory Disorders
Concept Memory, Long-Term
Academic Article Consolidation during sleep of perceptual learning of spoken language.
Academic Article Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds.
Academic Article Consolidation of sensorimotor learning during sleep.
Academic Article Sleep-dependent consolidation of auditory discrimination learning in adult starlings.
Academic Article Reduced false memory after sleep.
Academic Article Consolidating the effects of waking and sleep on motor-sequence learning.
Academic Article Simple stimuli, simple strategies.
Academic Article Sleep restores loss of generalized but not rote learning of synthetic speech.
Academic Article Sleep consolidation of interfering auditory memories in starlings.
Academic Article Auditory working memory predicts individual differences in absolute pitch learning.
Academic Article Brain networks subserving the extraction of sentence information and its encoding to memory.
Academic Article Explaining math: gesturing lightens the load.
Academic Article Sleep-dependent reconsolidation after memory destabilization in starlings.
Academic Article Differential development of retroactive and proactive interference during post-learning wakefulness.
Academic Article What the [bleep]? Enhanced absolute pitch memory for a 1000Hz sine tone.
Academic Article Transitions in learning: evidence for simultaneously activated strategies.
Academic Article Perceptual learning of synthetic speech produced by rule.
Academic Article Possible mechanisms of duplex perception: "chirp" identification versus dichotic fusion.
Academic Article Individual differences in absolute pitch performance: Contributions of working memory, musical expertise, and tonal language background.
Academic Article Contextual effects in vowel perception II: evidence for two processing mechanisms.
Academic Article Selective attention and the acquisition of new phonetic categories.
Academic Article Imagined actions aren't just weak actions: task variability promotes skill learning in physical practice but not in mental practice.
Academic Article Effects of training on the acoustic phonetic representation of synthetic speech.
Academic Article Effects of intelligibility on working memory demand for speech perception.
Academic Article Of cricket chirps and car horns: The effect of nature sounds on cognitive performance.
Academic Article Absolute pitch can be learned by some adults.
Academic Article Cortical mechanisms of talker normalization in fluent sentences.
Academic Article Shaping perceptual learning of synthetic speech through feedback.
Academic Article Going Beyond Rote Auditory Learning: Neural Patterns of Generalized Auditory Learning.
Academic Article Generalizing across tonal context, timbre, and octave in rapid absolute pitch training.
Concept Memory Consolidation
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