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Nov 2023       Carolin Gehr joins as a lab manager, and Livia has a big smile on her face.


Oct 2023       The coordination project of our DFG-funded SPP2411 on LOOPs kicks off as the wonderful Fauve de Arnal

                      joins the lab.

                      Zhengjie Yang, Atri Ghosh, and Anurupa Karmakar join the lab to work on statistical learning and

                      are already asking lots of critical questions.

Sept 2023      Chi, Hugo and Alexandra's paper accepted in Current Research in Neurobiology.

                       The inferior colliculus does statistical learning. Plasticity upon unsupervised exposure to predictable,

                       but not unpredictable, context-sound associations leads to sharper spectral representation.

June 2023      Our KITP program on statistical learning begins in the beautiful UCSB campus!


May 2023       Chi's behavioural study is published in iScience

May 2023       Irene Onorato joins the lab as postdoc to work in cortico-subcortical loops, as part of the Einstein Foundation grant with David McAlpine

April 2023      Ahmed Alramly joins the lab as a BCCN intern

March 2023    David McAlpine and I publish a commentary about 'Listening loops and the adapting auditory brain' in FiNS


Nov 2022       Xing Xiao joins the lab as postdoc to work in cortico-hippocampal interactions during memory consolidation, as part of the SFB1315


Oct 2022        Two new preprints uploaded. From very different perspectives, both find evidence for long lasting effects of neutral exposure to predictable                          sounds in auditory responses with consequences on subsequent learning.


                       Chen C, Ertman A, de Hoz L. 2022. Coding of unsupervised predictable sound-context associations in the auditory midbrain. BioRxiv.


                       de Hoz L, Barniv D, Nelken I. 2022. Prior unsupervised experience leads to long lasting effects in sensory gating during discrimination                               learning. BioRxiv.

Sept 2022       Poppy Barsby and Alexandra Ertman submit their master theses after a very engaged period in which they worked very hard and                                      produced beautiful work. Congratulations!

June 2022       Berlin LOOPs conference!!! finally

April 2022.       Malinda Tantirigama joins the lab as Einstein post-doc to work together with David McAlpine (Macquarie U, Sidney) on a very exciting                              project. We are very much looking forward to see where he takes this new challenge given his breath of knowledge and wide repetoire of                          tools.


April 2022        Poppy Barsby and Alexandra Ertman join the lab as master students. But they are familiar faces here since they have been around for a                             while doing wonderful work!


March 2022.    Our DFG Priority Programme "LOOPS: cortico-subcortical interactions for adaptive cognition" has been granted.

                         More on the coming public call soon!


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March 2022.    Philipp's paper is accepted in Scientific Reports. 

                        van Kronenberg P, Milinski L, Kruschke Z, de Hoz L (2021) Sound disrupts sleep-associated brain oscillations in rodents according to its                                  meaning


Sept 2021.       Philipp's and Chi's preprints uploaded within 3 minutes from each other!

                         Chen C, Trinh F, Harper N, de Hoz L (2021) Natural sound characteristics explain perceptual categorization. BioRxiv.



                         van Kronenberg P, Milinski L, Kruschke Z, de Hoz L (2021) Sound disrupts sleep-associated brain oscillations in rodents according to its                                   meaning. BioRxiv.

July 2021.        Our KITP workshop on statistical learning is accepted and online. It will take place June 12th to July 21st 2023 in UCSD, California 



October 2020.  Sharlen's work is published in Nature Communications

                         Oligodendrocytes optimize the reliability of neuronal coding

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