Dr Helen Blank

Helen Blank

University position

Research Associate

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

Helen.Blank@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I am interested in how prior expectations influence perception of our environment. Currently, I am studying how prior information influences perception of degraded heard speech.

Research Focus

Keywords

perception

predictive coding

speech

multisensory

voice - face

Clinical conditions

Language disorders

Phonagnosia

Prosopagnosia

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Matt Davis

International

Begoña Díaz Web: http://www.sap.upf.edu/node/276

Katharina von Kriegstein Web: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/groups/...

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2014

    Blank H, Kiebel SJ, von Kriegstein K (2014), “How the human brain exchanges information across sensory modalities to recognize other people.” Hum Brain Mapp Details

    Blank H, Wieland N, von Kriegstein K (2014), “Person recognition and the brain: Merging evidence from patients and healthy individuals.” Neurosci Biobehav Rev 47C:717-734 Details

    2013

    Blank H, Biele G, Heekeren HR, Philiastides MG (2013), “Temporal characteristics of the influence of punishment on perceptual decision making in the human brain.” J Neurosci 33(9):3939-52 Details

    Blank H, von Kriegstein K (2013), “Mechanisms of enhancing visual-speech recognition by prior auditory information.” Neuroimage 65:109-18 Details

    2011

    Blank H, Anwander A, von Kriegstein K (2011), “Direct structural connections between voice- and face-recognition areas.” J Neurosci 31(36):12906-15 Details