[Elsnet-list] 2 PhD positions available on human speech perception, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Odette Scharenborg Odette.Scharenborg at mpi.nl
Tue Apr 24 10:03:45 CEST 2012


2 PhD positions available on human speech perception
At the Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, the  
Netherlands

-- Project 1: Individual differences in speech perception ability (3.5  
years)

As a PhD student you will participate in the project “What makes a good  
listener? Correlates of speech comprehension ability in young and older  
listeners”. This project is funded in the form of a VIDI Grant by the  
Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research and directed by dr. Esther  
Janse. This project attempts to identify which individual abilities  
predict speech-processing ability across a range of speech materials and  
in different listening conditions. Your research will focus on  
investigating how several aspects of conversational speech (such as  
articulation clarity and dysfluencies) interact with individual listener  
abilities in speech recognition.

For additional information, please go to:
http://www.ru.nl/vacatures/details/details_vacature_0?recid=508971
Or send an e-mail to Esther.Janse at mpi.nl

-- Project 2: Multiple Source Stream Integration in Human Listeners (3  
years)

As a PhD student you will participate in the FP7 Marie Curie Initial  
Training Network Investigating Speech Processing In Realistic Environments  
(INSPIRE). You will become a member of an international team of  
researchers whose aim is to gain a better understanding of how listeners  
recognize speech, even under non-ideal circumstances, focusing on  
alleviating the serious communication problems that arise, especially for  
older and hearing-impaired persons, when different combinations of  
’adverse’ conditions affect the speech processing system. Your research  
will focus on questions such as: How do listeners integrate different  
information streams such as lexical and acoustic information in order to  
understand speech? What is the importance of these information streams for  
normal and hearing-impaired listeners, in noisy and in noise-free  
environments, and under cognitive load?

For additional information, please go to:
http://www.ru.nl/vacatures/details/details_vacature_0?recid=508848
Or send an e-mail to Odette.Scharenborg at mpi.nl
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