Lecturers and Post docs - Linnaeus Centre HEAD
Associate professor in Disability Research. PhD in Disability Research. Master of Science. Henrik has a broad research interest in the area of disability, cognition and communication. He is mainly working with persons with intellectual disability, but has also worked with other groups.
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Örjan Dahlström (1973) is a post-doc researcher with a background in mathematics and physics, and he has also studied applied physics and electrical engineering with a focus on medical informatics. He currently plans for an fMRI study to examine different models of processing in the prefrontal cortex, especially auditory processing during cognitively demanding conditions. Örjan also has a focus on neuropsychological processes during tasks of language processing or auditory tasks including ambiguities. Örjan’s PhD studies were performed at the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR) at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Section of Cognition, Communication and Disability, Linköping University, and comprised different foci on chronic disease to put prognosis for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A major interest is application of advanced quantitative methods in different areas of research.
Mathias Hällgren is a post-doc researcher with a background in Technical Audiology. He is clinical engineer at the cochlear implant team at the University Hospital in Linköping. Major research interests are speech audiometric methods, effects of noise on communication and the benefits of cochlear implants.
Björn Lidestam is an assistant professor of psychology at CDD, the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköping University, a post-doc research fellow (financed by the Swedish Research Council), and a licensed psychologist. His research is about how speech can be perceived even though the signal may be very weak, indistinct and scarce. Björn's primary research projects concern how visual speech perception (speechreading) works, from a psychophysical perspective (signal aspects) as well as from a cognitive or psycholinguistic perspective (the individual's signal processing as a function of his or her capacity and the structure of the language).
M.D., Ph.D., Associate professor in audiology at the University of Oulu, Finland since 2007. She is senior consultant in medical audiology at the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Section of Audiology at Linköping University Hospital since 2005. Since January 2010 adjunct lecturer in audiology (35%) at the Linnaeus Center for Research on Hearing and Deafness (HEAD), Linköping University with base at the Institution of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Section of Technical Audiology. Major research interests are epidemiology of hearing impairments, outcomes of cochlear implants in children and adults and hearing genetics.
Is a post-doc researcher with a background in cognitive and clinical psychology at University of Lyon, France. She has studied how the sounds are perceived and how the speech is understood in differents contexts (emotional, unconscious). She has used both behavioral and electroencephalographic approaches during her Ph.D.. She currently plans for behavioral, EEG and fMRI studies to examine how the implication of prior knowledge in the processing of speech could be explained. Carine also has a particular focus on hearing-impairment and working-memory capacity in order to understand how the knowledge are involved to compensate auditory deficit. Carine’s studies will be performed under supervision of Mary Rudner at the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR) at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, and in collaboration with Ingrid Jonshrude (Queen's University, Canada).
Malin Wass (1975) is a post doctor with a background in Cognitive Science (MSc from Umeå, 2003) and Disability Research (PhD from Linköping, 2009). Her PhD project was focused on cognitive and linguistic development in children with cochlear implants (CI). Current research interests concern various aspects of phonological representations in children with CI as well as in other populations. She also plans to investigate reading development in children with hearing impairment and the cognitive factors affecting these skills.
Cornelia Weise, PhD, is a psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist and works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University. Cornelia did her psychology studies at the University of Marburg, Germany, and graduated in 2004. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2008 and finished her training in cognitive-behavioural therapy in 2009. Cornelia's research focuses mainly on tinnitus, specialising in the development and investigation of treatment programs to reduce tinnitus distress. In former projects Cornelia also studied the relationship between physiological parameters and tinnitus distress as well as secondary prevention programs for acute tinnitus sufferers. In her current project, Cornelia and her colleagues investigate the efficacy of an internet-based guided self-help treatment for chronic tinnitus sufferers. This multicenter study is conducted in close collaboration with the Department of Clinical Psychology of the University of Mainz, Germany.
Adriana A. Zekveld (1981) is a post-doc researcher with a background in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology. She currently performs an fMRI study to the neural correlates of speech perception in noise. This “Mismatch in the brain” study examines the effects of (mis)matching contextual information on the neural correlates of speech perception. In her first post-doc project (2008/2009), she conducted pupillometric research on the relationship between speech intelligibility, hearing loss, cognitive abilities, and cognitive load during listening. This study was performed at the department of Audiology, VU University medical center, Amsterdam. Her PhD study comprised the development of the Text Reception Threshold (TRT) test and research on the application
of Automatic Speech Recognition in assistive communication devices.