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Stefan Uhrig

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Biography

Stefan received M.Sc. degrees in Psychology at the University of Giessen (2013) and in Human Factors at the Technical University of Berlin (2016). Since February 2017, he is working as a scholarship PhD student at the Quality and Usability Lab.

Research Topics

► Perceived quality (with focus on transmitted speech)

► Psychophysiology (electroencephalography, EEG)

► Data analysis and statistics

Current Project

Physiological correlates of perceived quality, presence and immersion in virtual environments (part of joint PhD program between TU Berlin, Germany, and NTNU Trondheim, Norway)

Contact

Address

Quality and Usability Lab
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
Technische Universität Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D-10587 Berlin, Germany

Publications

Perceptual references for independent dimensions of speech quality as measured by electroencephalography
Citation key uhrig2017a
Author Uhrig, Stefan and Arndt, Sebastian and Möller, Sebastian and Voigt-Antons, Jan-Niklas
Pages 1–17
Year 2017
ISSN 2366-0147
DOI 10.1007/s41233-017-0011-8
Address Heidelberg, Germany
Journal Quality and User Experience
Volume 2
Number 1
Month sep
Note Print, Online
Publisher Springer International Publishing
How Published Full
Abstract Quality of transmitted speech can be decomposed into three perceptual dimensions: Noisiness, coloration and discontinuity (Wältermann, Dimension-based quality modeling of transmitted speech. Springer, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35019-1, 2013). The purpose of the present study was to explore whether degradation of speech quality on each perceptual dimension affected the morphological and temporal characteristics of the P300 event-related brain potential (ERP) component. The P300 is composed of two subcomponents, P3a and P3b, which served as neurophysiological indicators of distinct processes in human quality perception (Polich, Neuropsychology of P300. Oxford University Press, Oxford. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195374148.013.0089, 2012; Raake and Egger, Quality and quality of experience. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 11–33, 2014): While the earlier P3a reflects attentional processing after the occurrence of novel sensory events, the later P3b is associated with memory operations following the detection of task-relevant stimuli. Electroencephalography (EEG) was used to record the electrical brain activity of subjects ($$N = 24$$N=24) performing a three-stimulus oddball task. Degraded stimuli were generated from the audio recording of a spoken word. The analysis of P3a- and P3b-related activity at electrode positions Fz, Cz and Pz provided support for the existence of different perceptual references for quality-impaired vs. high-quality stimulus contexts as well as quality degradations on single perceptual dimensions.
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