Sound, speech and technology explored at public lecture

31 Jan 2018

The importance of sound to our perception of the world will be examined in an exciting and thought-provoking inaugural lecture at the University of Winchester on 7 February.

Maria Uther , Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Winchester, will reveal how our brains process sound and how humans learn new speech sounds. The talk will explore how the world of sound and speech intersects with digital technologies, taking a look at the applications of technology that interact with sound perception.  

Maria Uther joined the University of Winchester in 2013. She gained her first degree at the University of Sydney, Australia, and went on to complete a PhD in auditory cognitive neuroscience at the University of New South Wales. Professor Uther has a unique mix of expertise in auditory perception, the use of mobile technologies and brain research methods. She has published extensively in these fields and has secured grant funding from a number of prestigious sources including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, Sharp Corporation and the Nokia Foundation. 

Wired for sound: an exploration of sound, speech and their interaction with technology takes place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 7 February in The Stripe, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR. Light refreshments will be available from 6pm. Places are free but booking is advisable. Book your place at 

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