Research presentation

Robert Ljung

Research presentation

Robert Ljung

Senior lecturer

Research subject: Miljövetenskap

My main research interests are how different acoustical conditions affect our cognitive ability.

The studies that I perform are mainly linked to school environment and students cognitive performance.

CURRENT RESEARCH

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Scholarly articles, refereed

MacCutcheon, D., Füllgrabe, C., Eccles, R., van der Linde, J., Panebianco, C. & Ljung, R. (2020). Investigating the Effect of One Year of Learning to Play a Musical Instrument on Speech-in-Noise Perception and Phonological Short-Term Memory in 5-to-7-Year-Old Children. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02865 [More information]
MacCutcheon, D., Hurtig, A., Pausch, F., Hygge, S., Fels, J. & Ljung, R. (2019). Second language vocabulary level is related to benefits for second language listening comprehension under lower reverberation time conditions. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 31 (2), 175-185. 10.1080/20445911.2019.1575387 [More information]
MacCutcheon, D., Pausch, F., Füllgrabe, C., Eccles, R., van der Linde, J., Panebianco, C., Fels, J. & Ljung, R. (2019). The contribution of individual differences in memory span and language ability to spatial release from masking in young children. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 62 (10), 3741-3751. 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-S-19-0012 [More information]
Lindegren, D., Nykänen, A. & Ljung, R. (2018). The AMR-NB voice codec reduces the listener’s capacity to recall speech. Acta Acoustica united with Acustica, 104 (3), 381-384. 10.3813/AAA.919181 [More information]
MacCutcheon, D., Pausch, F., Fels, J. & Ljung, R. (2018). The effect of language, spatial factors, masker type and memory span on speech-in-noise thresholds in sequential bilingual children. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 59 (6), 567-577. 10.1111/sjop.12466 [More information]
Marsh, J., Ljung, R., Jahncke, H., MacCutcheon, D., Pausch, F., Ball, L. & Vachon, F. (2018). Why are background telephone conversations distracting?. Journal of experimental psychology. Applied, 24 (2), 222-235. 10.1037/xap0000170 [More information]
Kabanshi, A., Wigö, H., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2017). Human perception of room temperature and intermittent air jet cooling in a classroom. Indoor + Built Environment, 26 (4), 528-537. 10.1177/1420326X16628931 [More information]
Hurtig, A., Keus van de Poll, M., Pekkola, E., Hygge, S., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Children’s recall of words spoken in their first and second language : Effects of signal-to-noise ratio and reverberation time. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02029 [More information]
Kabanshi, A., Wigö, H., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Experimental evaluation of an intermittent air supply system – Part 2: Occupant perception of thermal climate. Building and Environment, 108, 99-109. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.025 [More information]
Hurtig, A., Sörqvist, P., Ljung, R., Hygge, S. & Rönnberg, J. (2016). Student's second-language grade may depend on classroom listening position. PLoS ONE, 11 (6). 10.1371/journal.pone.0156533 [More information]
Ljung, R., Marsh, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). Distraction of Counting by the Meaning of Background Speech : Are Spatial Memory Demands a Prerequisite?. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29 (4), 584-591. 10.1002/acp.3141 [More information]
Marsh, J., Ljung, R., Nöstl, A., Threadgold, E. & Campbell, T. (2015). Failing to get the gist of what’s being said : background noise impairs higher-order cognitive processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00548 [More information]
Kabanshi, A., Wigö, H., Keus van de Poll, M., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). The influence of heat, air jet cooling and noise on performance in classrooms. The International Journal of Ventilation, 14 (3), 321-332. 10.5555/2044-4044-14.3.321 [More information]
Keus van de Poll, M., Carlsson, J., Marsh, J., Ljung, R., Odelius, J., Schlittmeier, S., Sundin, G. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). Unmasking the effects of masking on performance : the potential of multiple-voice masking in the office environment. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138 (2), 807-816. 10.1121/1.4926904 [More information]
Keus van de Poll, M., Ljung, R., Odelius, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2014). Disruption of writing by background speech : the role of speech transmission index. Applied Acoustics, 81, 15-18. 10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.02.005 [More information]
Sörqvist, P., Hurtig, A., Ljung, R. & Rönnberg, J. (2014). High second-language proficiency protects against the effects of reverberation on listening comprehension. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55 (2), 91-96. 10.1111/sjop.12115 [More information]
Ljung, R., Israelsson, K. & Hygge, S. (2013). Speech Intelligibility and Recall of Spoken Material Heard at Different Signal-to-noise Ratios and the Role Played by Working Memory Capacity. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27 (2), 198-203. 10.1002/acp.2896 [More information]
Sörqvist, P., Ljungberg, J. & Ljung, R. (2010). A sub-process view of working memory capacity : Evidence from effects of speech on prose memory. Memory, 18 (3), 310-326. 10.1080/09658211003601530 [More information]
Ljung, R., Sörqvist, P. & Hygge, S. (2009). Effects of Road Traffic Noise and Irrelevant Speech on Children’s Reading and Mathematical Performance. Noise & Health, 11 (45), 194-198. 10.4103/1463-1741.56212 [More information]
Ljung, R. & Kjellberg, A. (2009). Long reverberation time decreases recall of spoken information. Building Acoustics, 16 (4), 301-311. 10.1260/135101009790291273 [More information]
Ljung, R., Sörqvist, P., Kjellberg, A. & Green, A. (2009). Poor Listening Conditions Impair Memory for Intelligible Lectures: Implications for Acoustic Classroom Standards. Building Acoustics, 16 (3), 257-265. 10.1260/135101009789877031 [More information]
Kjellberg, A., Ljung, R. & Hallman, D. (2008). Recall of words heard in noise. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22 (8), 1088-1098. 10.1002/acp.1422 [More information]

Other articles (popular science, debate etc.)

Hygge, S., Kjellberg, A., Sörqvist, P., Ljung, R. & Jahncke, H. (2012). Dålig akustik i klassrum ger sämre inlärning. Vi hörs, 2, 11-13. [More information]
Hygge, S., Jahncke, H., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2011). Ökat brus i klassrum ger sämre inlärning hos elev. Husbyggaren (7), 34-35. External link [More information]
Kjellberg, A. & Ljung, R. (2007). Höra, förstå och minnas. Audio-nytt, 34 (4), 16-17. [More information]
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