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Title Lip motion-induced neural entrainment during audiovisual speech perception

The Biological Psychology lab offers a master’s thesis on the cortical processing of audiovisual speech. In this project we aim to investigate how visual speech cues (in particular, lip motion) modulates neural activity in visual and auditory sensory brain regions during audiovisual speech perception.

Visual speech cues, such as seeing a talker’s lips, facilitate speech perception in noisy listening settings. Previous MEG research suggests that lip movements entrain neural activity in visual but also auditory sensory cortex, thus also resulting in a strengthened neural representation of the speech sound. The goal of this project is to better understand the relationship between lip motion-related entrainment the individual audiovisual gain in speech-in-noise perception.

In this project, the student can work with MEG or fMRI data (depending on personal interest and experience) on audiovisual speech perception in background noise that can be related to lip motion and individual perception scores. MEG and fMRI data collection for this project is ongoing.

If you are interested, please contact for details.

Home institution Department of Psychology
Type of work practical / application-focused
Type of thesis Master's degree
Author Sebastian Puschmann
Status available
Problem statement
- good command of Matlab
- Prior experience with EEG/MEG or fMRI data analysis is a plus
Created 23/11/21

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Degree programmes
  • Master's Programme Biology
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology
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