WMBC13001 – Auditory and Visual Perception

2020-2021 Schedule


Information About (some of) the People Involved in the Course

Prof. Chris Plack (School of Psychological Sciences, Univ. of Manchester)

Chris Plack was educated at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, where he obtained a BA in Natural Sciences in 1987 and a PhD in 1990. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for two years at the University of Minnesota, and for two years at the University of Sussex, before being awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1994. He moved to the University of Essex in 1998, and was promoted to Chair in 2001. He moved again to Lancaster University in 2005, before obtaining his present position of Ellis Llwyd Jones Professor of Audiology at the University of Manchester in 2008. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. For more information, see http://bit.ly/2chmhnW

Prof. Deniz Baṣkent (Faculty of Medical Sciences, UMCG)

Deniz Başkent is professor of Auditory Perception. She received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at University of Southern California, USA, in 2003, on speech perception by cochlear-implant users. Following a postdoctoral position at the House Ear Institute, Deniz joined the Starkey Hearing Research Center, in Berkeley, CA, as a research scientist. In 2009, Deniz received a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship and joined the faculty of the Otorhinolaryngology Department of the UMCG. Her main research interests are in sound and speech perception in complex listening environments by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners, and understanding the perceptual and cognitive effects of hearing impairment, and hearing-aid or cochlear-implant processing, with the goal of improving quality of life and listening performance with the assistive auditory devices. For more information, see http://dbaskent.org

Dr. Laura Rachman (Faculty of Medical Sciences, UMCG)