Jacqueline von Seth

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr Matt Davis


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


Speech is inherently multisensory. When engaged in a face-to-face conversation, we can make use of visual cues in the speakerís head and facial movements to significantly improve speech comprehension. This is especially important in adverse listening conditions such as in noisy environments, and for individuals with hearing loss for whom training to improve the use of visual cues could provide an important avenue for speech and language rehabilitation.

The neural mechanisms by which visual cues support speech perception, however, remain unclear. Additionally, there are substantial individual differences in audiovisual speech perception skills in the general population. My PhD research at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit uses behavioural and neuroimaging (MEG) data to investigate correlates of this inter-individual variability and determine the mechanisms distinguishing the successful integration of visual and auditory speech signals.

Research Focus




visual perception

individual differences

multisensory integration

Clinical conditions

Hearing and balance deficits


Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)


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