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Auditory Neuroscience Journal Club (ANJC)

Overview:

The ANJC is the journal club associated with the Auditory Neuroscience Association at Purdue (ANAP).

https://boilerlink.purdue.edu/organization/anap

https://engineering.purdue.edu/TPAN/news/ANAP_student-group_launch

The ANJC brings together students working in the auditory neuroscience field from around campus. The primary goal is to help each other in understanding the field better and to help each other out with some of the challenges many of us graduate students face in the field. The way we operate is to discuss papers in an active journal-club format. By active journal club format, we mean all members thoroughly read the paper and we rigorously discuss the paper. This rigorous discussion includes debating the results of the paper but also ensuring everyone understands the paper. Some students may not be as familiar with the experimental or statistical methods used in a paper, so we review all concepts anyone struggles with. Our diverse expertise allows us all to teach and learn from each other. Typically a member proposes a paper either because it’s a difficult paper to understand (so other brains review the paper as well to help out), it’s an interesting paper in the field one wants to share, or just a paper one would like other people's take on. We are also open to hosting workshops on topics there is a popular interest in as well.   

 

Current Members:

 

Program

Department

Aditi Gargeshwari

PhD

SLHS

Agudemu Borjigin

PhD

BME

Andres Gallardo

PHD

BME

Andrew Sivaprakasam

MD/PhD

BME

Homeira Kafi

PhD

BME

Ravinderjit Singh

MD/PhD

BME

Matthew Thompson

PhD

BME

William Salloom

PhD

PULSe (SLHS)

Vibha Viswanathan

PhD

BME

Satyabrata Parida

PhD

BME

Caitlin R Heffner

MS

BME

Hannah M Ginsberg

MS

BME

Joseph Fernandez

PhD

BME

Raghav Jha

PhD

SLHS

Carl Russel BS

BME

Ivy Schweinzger PostDoc

SLHS

Jordan Love PhD

SLHS

Francois Deloche PostDoc

SLHS

Varsha Athreya PhD

SLHS

We would be excited by increased participation by students at any level (PhD, MS, or UG). The heart of this club is about students leveraging each other’s different expertise to help each other out. We would all be excited to help out other students interested in auditory neuroscience at any level. 

If you are interested in joining the ANJC, please contact: Rav Singh (2nd year BME PhD (Bharadwaj lab), T32-TPAN Fellow, MD/PhD in MSTP program)

 

Previous and Planned Meetings:

We met 5 times in Summer 2019 and discussed 3 papers.  We met twice for discussion of 2 papers. We met twice for one of the papers because it was a complicated technique that took a long time to discuss. We met twice for another paper to accommodate scheduling of group members. 

Meetings

Attendance

Discussion Leader

Paper

Summer 2019

May 31, 2019

6

Ravinderjit Singh.

Shera, C. A., & Guinan Jr, J. J. (1999). Evoked otoacoustic emissions arise by two fundamentally different mechanisms: a taxonomy for mammalian OAEs. JASA, 105(2), 782–798.

June 14, 2019

8

Agudemu Borjigin

Elliott, T. M., & Theunissen, F. E. (2009). The modulation transfer function for speech intelligibility. PLoS Computational Biology, 5(3), e1000302.

June 21, 2019

8

Agudemu Borjigin

Elliott, T. M., & Theunissen, F. E. (2009). The modulation transfer function for speech intelligibility. PLoS Computational Biology, 5(3), e1000302.

July 10,2019

4

Matthew Thompson

Petkova, M. D., Tkačik, G., Bialek, W., Wieschaus, E. F., & Gregor, T. (2019). Optimal decoding of cellular identities in a genetic network. Cell, 176(4), 844–855

July 19, 2019

4

Matthew Thompson

Petkova, M. D., Tkačik, G., Bialek, W., Wieschaus, E. F., & Gregor, T. (2019). Optimal decoding of cellular identities in a genetic network. Cell, 176(4), 844–855

Fall 2019

Meetings

Attendance

Discussion Leader

Paper

Sept 16 2019

8

Satyabrata Parida

Decruy, L., Vanthornhout, J., & Francart, T. (2019). Evidence for enhanced neural tracking of the speech envelope underlying age-related speech-in-noise difficulties. Journal of Neurophysiology.

Oct 9 2019

10

Homeira Kafi 

Clinard, C. G., & Tremblay, K. L. (2013). Aging degrades the neural encoding of simple and complex sounds in the human brainstem. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(7), 590-599.

Nov 4 2019

7

Will Salloom

Jennings, S. G., Strickland, E. A., & Heinz, M. G. (2009). Precursor effects on behavioral estimates of frequency selectivity and gain in forward masking. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125(4), 2172-2181.

Dec 6 2019

9

Andres Gallardo

Joshi, S. N., Dau, T., & Epp, B. (2017). A model of electrically stimulated auditory nerve fiber responses with peripheral and central sites of spike generation. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology18(2), 323-342.

Spring 2020

Meetings

Attendance

Discussion Leader

Paper

March 6, 2019

13 Matthew Thompson

Pressnitzer, D., Graves, J., Chambers, C., De Gardelle, V., & Egré, P. (2018). Auditory perception: Laurel and yanny together at last. Current Biology, 28(13), R739-R741.

Also discussed auditory illusions broadly

Rest of Semester - All virtual meetings due to Covid-19 Pandemic    

1) Writing Clubs

2) Coding Clubs/Discussions

contactRav Singh if interested.


Many of our meetings are during lunch or dinner time, and thus we typically get pizza or some other food during our meetings.