Thanksgiving week started on the right foot with a visit from Alan Kan and Tanvi Thakker from the University of Wisconsin. Alan gave a talk at the NYU Cochlear Implant Center and then Tanvi gave a talk to EAR Lab as well as Mario Svirsky's lab. As can be expected, the talks evolved into long and productive discussions.
Rob Morse of the University of Warwick, UK and Lendra Friesen of the University of Connecticut came to visit EAR Lab on Friday. Rob came and gave what ended up being a 2.5 hour talk/discussion on adding noise to cochlear implant signals. Thanks to the concept of "stochastic resonance" apparently CI users can get more information when properly controlled noise is added to the signal. Its a wild concept, but seems to work well!
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