Neuroakustik

Bastian Epp
Dr. rer. nat., MSc 

Research Associate

 

Room: W2 1-166
Phone: +49 441 798 3361
Fax: +49 441 798 3698



  

  research topics

  • Theoretical and computational neuroscience

  • Cochlear mechanics and the role of cochlea in perception

  • Modelling auditory object perception using nonlinear signal processing
    strategies with feedback

  • Nonlinear effects of high amplitude sound propagation

    Talks 

  •   curriculum vitae

    since May 2010

    Postdoctoral researcher in the group "Neuroacoustics" at the Institute of Physics at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany

    May 2010

    Degree of Dr. rer. nat: "Processing strategies of the auditory system for improving the detection of masked signals"

    Nov. 2006 - May 2010

    PhD student in the "International Graduate School Neurosensory Science and Systems" (scholarship)

    Nov. 2006


    Master of Science degree: "Interaction of monaural across frequency and binaural processing"

    Mai 2005 - Nov.2006

    Student of "Engineering Physics, Master of Science Program" at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany

    since Aug. 2005


    Associate of the "International Graduate School Neurosensory Science and Systems"

    April 2005

    Bachelor of Engineering degree: "Investigation of a parametric sound source for audio sound"

    Aug. 2004 - Dec.2004

    Sokrates exchange student at Technical University of Denkmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Oct. 2002 - April 2005

    Student of "Engineering Physics, Bachelor Program" at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany



    selected publications

     

    Journal articles

     
  • Szalai, R., Epp, B., Champneys, A., Homer, M. (accepted) On time-delayed and feed-forward transmission line models of the cochlea. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures (in press)

  • Epp B., Verhey J.L., Mauermann, M. Modeling cochlear dynamics: Interrelation between cochlea mechanics and psychoacoustics. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 128, 1870-1883

  • Epp B., Verhey J.L. (2009) Combination of masking releases for different center frequencies and masker amplitude statistics. J. Acoust. Soc. Am.  126, 2479-2489

  • Epp B., Verhey J.L. (2009). Superposition of masking releases. Journal of Computational Neuroscience (26), 393-407.  DOI:10.1007/s10827-008-0118-2
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    Dissertation

  • Epp, B. (2010) Processing strategies of the auditory system for improving the detection of masked signals. Logos Verlag, Berlin. ISBN: 978-3-8325-2566-1


  • Conference proceedings / printed abstracts



  • Epp, B.,  Mauermann, M.,  Verhey, J.L. (2010). Modellierung des Einflusses der Feinstruktur der Ruhehörschwelle auf schwellennahe Wahrnehmung. DAGA 2010, Berlin, Deutschland, 2010. ISBN: 978-3-9808659-8-2, DEGA e.V., Berlin.

  • Klockgether, S.,  Epp, B.,  Verhey, L.J. (2010). Bestimmung von Mithörschwellen von bewegten und statischen Signalen mit Hilfe eines Lautsprecherarrays unter Freifeldbedingungen. DAGA 2010, Berlin, Deutschland, 2010. ISBN: 978-3-9808659-8-2, DEGA e.V., Berlin.

  • Epp, B.,  Mauermann, M., Verhey, J.L. (2010). consequences of threshold microstructure - a modeling approach (A #123). 33rd Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Anaheim, USA.

  • Epp, B.,  Verhey, J.L.,   S. Heise,   M. D. Mauermann (2009). Modulation perception and threshold fine structure: Simulations with a nonlinear cochlea model (A). Joint NAG/DAGA meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  • Heidemann, H.,  Verhey, J.L., Epp, B. (2009). Comodulation masking release with time-varying spectra. Joint NAG/DAGA meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  • Epp, B.,  Verhey, J.L. (2008). Frequency Invariant Combination of Across-Frequency and Across-Ear cues (A #428). 32nd Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Baltimore, USA.

  • Epp, B.,  Verhey, J.L. (2008). Influence of noise type, degree of comodulation and interaural phase difference on the combined monaural and binaural masking release (A). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123, 3051 (2008). ASA/EAA/SFA joint meeting "Acoustics '08", Paris, France.

  • Epp, B., Verhey, J.L. (2008). Schwellenverbesserung durch frequenzübergreifende und beidohrige Verarbeitung bei verschiedenen Frequenzen . DAGA 2008, Dresden, Deutschland, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-9808659-4-4, DEGA e.V., Berlin.

  • Verhey, J.L., Epp, B. (2007). Comodulation masking release and interaural phase differences (A) ICA 2007, Madrid, Spain, 2007.

  • Epp, B., Verhey, J.L. (2007). Experimente und Simulation zur Kombination monauraler und binauraler Verarbeitung . DAGA 2007, Stuttgart, Deutschland, 2007. ISBN: 978-3-9808659-3-7, DEGA e.V., Berlin.

  • Verhey, J.L., Epp, B. (2007) Combination of monaural and binaural masking release (A). Association for Research in Otolaryngology Abstracts, 30, p. 150(A).

  • Epp, B., Mellert, V. (2006). Single transducer parametric sound source (A). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120, 339(2006). 4th ASA/ASJ joint meeting, Honolulu, USA.

  • Epp, B., Verhey, J.L. (2006). Kombination beidohriger und frequenzübergreifender Verarbeitung im Freifeld. DAGA 2006, Braunschweig, Deutschland, 2006. ISBN: 3980865908, DEGA e.V., Berlin.

  • Kruse, R., Epp, B. and Mellert, V. In situ measurement of absorption of acoustic material with a parametric source in air. ASA 2005, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Mellert, V., Kruse, R., Epp, B. (2005). Ein Demonstrationsexperiment zur parametrischen Schallerzeugung in Luft. DAGA 2005, München, Deutschland, 2005. ISBN: 3980865908, DEGA e.V., Berlin.



  • Additional activities

  • Organizer (scientific program) of international summer school "Two eyes, two ears - one system?" with international speakers and participants

  • EAA student representative at international conference ACOUSTICS'08 Paris, France"

  • Organizer of student activites at conference "DAGA" (2007-2010)

  • October 2007- October 2008: Speaker of the students of the "International Graduate School Neurosensory Science and Systems"

  • October 2007: Organization of InterGK-workshop "Neuroscience - Physiology, information theory and modeling approaches"

  • August 2005 - July 2006 : Qualification scholarship from the "International Graduate School Neurosensory Science and Systems"

  • During Bachelors and Masters studies: Student research assistant for psychoacoustical experiments (AG Neurosensorik)

  • During Bachelors and Masters studies: Member of the "Fachschaftsrat der Physik"


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