April 2021: New paper "An objective approach towards understanding Auditory Processing Disorder", together with postdoc Akshay Maggu, is accepted in the American Journal of Audiology!
April 2021: The O-Lab is hiring! We have a Research assistant / Lab manager position available, prospective start date is August or September 2021; see the announcement here
February 2021: New paper "From linguistic to acoustic analysis of temporal speech structure: Acousto-linguistic transformation during speech perception using speech quilts", together with former undergraduate and graduate RA Joon Paik, is accepted in NeuroImage!
February 2021: Medy Mu and Allen Zhang join the lab as undergraduate research assistants - welcome!
September 2020: Wan Jie leaves for UC Irvine and starts her graduate studies with Greg Hickok. Congratulations and all the best, Wan Jie!
April 2020: The O-Lab is hiring! We have a Research assistant / Lab manager position available, prospective start date is August 2020; see the announcement here
February 2020: New paper "Modulation change detection in human auditory cortex: evidence for asymmetric, nonlinear edge detection" by SG KIM, D Poeppel, and T Overath accepted in European Journal of Neuroscience. Congratulations SG!
January 2020: Ying Yu and Saqib Shahid join the lab as an undergraduate and postgraduate research assistants - welcome!
August 2019: Akshay Maggu joins the lab as a postdoc, and Jiayue Liu as a graduate student - welcome!
January 2019: The O-Lab is hiring! We have a postdoc position available, prospective start date is August 2019; see the announcement here
September 2018: Preethi Kannan joins the lab as Undergraduate research assistant - welcome!
September 2018: Wan Jie joins the lab as research assistant / Lab manager - welcome!
August 2018: Valeria Caruso leaves the lab to take up a position at the University of Michigan; all the best!
August 2018: Seung-Goo "SG" Kim joins the lab as a postdoc - welcome!
August 2018: Charlie Todd joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant - welcome!
July 2018: Jackson Lee will be sorely missed as he leaves the lab to pursue an MS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech; all the best!
July 2018: Jiayue Li joins the lab as a summer undergraduate research assistant - welcome!
July 2018: Tobias visits the Hearing4All Cluster of Excellence in Oldenburg, Germany, and gives a talk. Lots of interesting and cutting-edge auditory research at all levels happening there!
He also visits Federico de Martino in Maastricht, Netherlands, and Tom Francart's group at ExpORL in Leuven, Belgium, who are spearheading advances in hearing aid and cochlear implant research.
July 2018: Tony Sali leaves the lab to take up a faculty position at Wake Forest University; all the best in this new chapter!
April 2018: Josh, Jackson, and Boyla give a talk about our CI optimization project at the CANBLS meeting.
April 2018: The O-Lab is hiring more! We have a NIH-funded postdoc position, and a Research assistant / Lab manager position starting this Fall, see announcement here
March 2018: Tobias receives a 3-year NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) Award (R21)!
March 2018: The O-Lab is hiring. We have a 3-year position for a highly motivated postdoc, starting this Fall, see announcement here
February 2018: Jasmine Leahy joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant - welcome!
January 2018: Taylor Fistel joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant - welcome!
January 2018: New paper, with postbac Jackson Lee, on how linguistic analysis shapes phoneme processing out in ISAAR Proceedings; stay tuned for more!
November 2017: Tobias will transition to the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience as a tenure-track Assistant Professor for the
academic year 2018/19! This means the O-Lab is hiring: we have open positions for highly motivated postdocs, graduate students, and a lab manager/RA starting Fall 2018
(here is more information: ).
Note that the deadline for graduate student applications at Duke is December 1, 2017.
Please contact Tobias (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining the lab.
September 2017: Tony Sali and Valeria Caruso join the lab as postdoctoral researchers! Welcome!
July 2017: Tobias visits David Poeppel's posh new second home, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
in Frankfurt, Germany! Lots of interesting stuff happening there.
He also gives a talk and has an inspiring visit with auditory neuroscientists at the University of Maastricht (Lars Riecke,
Federico de Martino, Michelle Moerel, and many others!),
who have an amazing MR imaging set up (3T, 7T, and 9.4T) and are pushing the envelope in terms of fMRI analysis tools.
May 2017: The O-Lab submits 3 abstracts to SfN!
April 2017: After graduating early in December 2016, Joon Paik rejoins the lab for more!
February 2017: Yoshie Mizuguchi and Paul Dickinson join the lab as undergraduate research assistants - welcome!
14 February 2017: Tobias gives a talk and chairs a session on Human Auditory Cortex at the ARO MidWinter meeting!
November 2016: Joon and Tobias present their fMRI study investigating acousto-linguistic mapping via bilingual speech quilts at the
and SfN 2016 meetings.
1 September 2016: Matt Fecteau joins the lab as a lab manager!
29 August 2016: Jackson Lee joins the lab as a postgraduate research assistant to start off the new academic year!
5 August 2016: Tobias visits Jonas Obleser's lab in Luebeck, Germany, and gives a talk. Great place, great people, and great research going on there!
June 2015: "Speech quilting" paper appears in Nature Neuroscience!
May 2015: Paige Mihalsky will join the lab as Lab Manager / Research Assistant in August!
Spring 2014: Lab Manager / Research Assistant position available to help kick-start our lab. Please check
out the official announcement here
Summer 2013: Prospective graduate students and postdocs interested in working in
our lab as of the academic year 2014/15 should send an email outlining their research interests and include a CV and
contact details of two academic references. Ideal candidates will have a degree in
a related discipline (e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Engineering) and have good
programming skills (Matlab). Previous experience in auditory research, functional
brain imaging, signal processing and/or acoustics is highly desirable.