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Listening in on Auditory Learning

We hope you will join us on October 11, 2019 for a Special Guest Lecture by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researcher Lori Holt, PhD.

Dr. Holt is Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and is affiliated with CMU's Neuroscience Institute and Pittsburgh’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. She has been a member of the Department of Psychology and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University since earning her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. Dr. Holt is the recipient of a 21st Century Scientist Award for Mind, Brain and Behavior from the James S. McDonnell Foundation and her research has been recognized by awards from her peers at the Acoustical Society of America, the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and the National Organization for Hearing Research. In 2007, the Association for Psychological Science named her a Rising Star in Psychology. In 2013, Dr. Holt was awarded the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Holt is an expert in auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on understanding how humans interpret the complexity of spoken language. Her research program builds from considering human speech recognition as arising from general, and not uniquely human or speech-specific, mechanisms.  Her current research program exploits human psychophysics and learning paradigms in adults and children, human electrophysiology, neuroimaging, and acoustic analyses. The research has implications for developmental disabilities and communication disorders and for machine hearing and speech recognition.

Friday, October 11 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd Floor Audtitorium 3811 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Listening in on Auditory Learning

We hope you will join us on October 11, 2019 for a Special Guest Lecture by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researcher Lori Holt, PhD.

Dr. Holt is Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and is affiliated with CMU's Neuroscience Institute and Pittsburgh’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. She has been a member of the Department of Psychology and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University since earning her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. Dr. Holt is the recipient of a 21st Century Scientist Award for Mind, Brain and Behavior from the James S. McDonnell Foundation and her research has been recognized by awards from her peers at the Acoustical Society of America, the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and the National Organization for Hearing Research. In 2007, the Association for Psychological Science named her a Rising Star in Psychology. In 2013, Dr. Holt was awarded the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Holt is an expert in auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on understanding how humans interpret the complexity of spoken language. Her research program builds from considering human speech recognition as arising from general, and not uniquely human or speech-specific, mechanisms.  Her current research program exploits human psychophysics and learning paradigms in adults and children, human electrophysiology, neuroimaging, and acoustic analyses. The research has implications for developmental disabilities and communication disorders and for machine hearing and speech recognition.

Friday, October 11 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd Floor Audtitorium 3811 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

University Unit
Department of Psychiatry