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The Speech Research Laboratory is a part of the Psychological and Brain Sciences department at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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23rd Sep 2013

PRESTO Workshop – Wednesday October 9th – 2:00pm

Our PRESTO workshop is coming up soon, and we are looking forward to hearing how everyone has used the PRESTO sentence test in their research. Come and learn how PRESTO has been incorporated into research studies involving normal hearing participants, aging adults, hearing-impaired listeners, non-native English speakers, and pre- and post-lingually deafened cochlear implant users. Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are encouraged to attend, particularly those from IU Speech and Hearing, Psychology, IUPUI, and Purdue.

The PRESTO workshop will be held on Wednesday afternoon, October 9th, following the conclusion of the Aging and Speech Communication meeting. The meeting will be held in the Psychology Building, just a few steps away from the Indiana Memorial Union where the ASC meeting is held.

Where: Psychology Building, Room 137C

1101 E. 10th Street,
Bloomington, IN 47405

When: Wednesday, October 9th, 2:00-5:30pm. 

For participants staying at the Indiana Memorial Union, parking is provided in the hotel parking lot. For other attendees, parking will be provided in the parking garage directly behind the Psychology building, adjacent to the Kelly School of Business. It is located on the corner of North Fee Lane and E 11th Street. Park and bring your ticket and it will be validated. Please email if you need additional parking instructions. IUPUI attendees can use their “A” parking permits in all IU garages and “B” permits can be used to park in the “C” lots.

For those presenting, please consider the following questions: *15-20 minute presentation, 10-15 minutes for discussion*

  1. How did you incorporate PRESTO into your research?
  2. What are your results with PRESTO in your chosen population(s)?
  3. Have these materials been helpful/useful, have you uncovered anything new?
  4. Have you experienced any challenges or problems using these materials?
  5. How do you plan to use the PRESTO in your future work?

Snacks and coffee will be provided, and we look forward to a lively discussion.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the PRESTO workshop!

UPDATE: Schedule

When:       Wednesday, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Following the conclusion of the ASC meeting.

Where:      Psychology Building, Room 137-C

Steps away from the IMU, see map on next page.

Coffee and snacks will be provided.



2:00            Introduction and Welcome – David Pisoni

2:15-2:45   Pavel Zhorik – University of Louisville

2:45-3:15   Dan Fogerty – University of South Carolina

3:15-3:45   Nirmal Srinivasan – NCRAR (Portland) & UT-Dallas

3:45-4:15   Katie Faulkner – Indiana University

4:15-4:45   Terrin Tamati – Indiana University

4:45-5:15   Summary of other work by Team PRESTO (Bay Pines, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System-University of South Florida & University of Washington)

5:15-5:30   Wrap up – Future Directions


7:30pm     Dinner at Samira Restaurant

                  100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

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22nd Aug 2013

Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses – July 14-19 2013

David Pisoni and postdoctoral fellow Katie Faulkner recently attended the bi-annual Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses held in Lake Tahoe, July 14-19, 2013.

David was an invited speaker and gave a talk entitled: Some Observations on the Indexical Properties of Speech: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them for Robust Speech Recognition. 

Katie presented a poster sharing preliminary data on Cochlear Implant Users performance on the PRESTO sentence test, a new high-variability sentence test developed here at IU. Click the link to download a low-resolution version of the poster.



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