Prof. Dr. Christiane Thiel

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Department of Psychology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg

Sebastian Puschmann

Research profile

I am a cognitive neuroscientist with an interdisciplinary background in physics and psychology. I make use of different neurocognitive methods (fMRI, EEG, MEG) to investigate the cortical processing of auditory information in challenging and naturalistic listening environments.


Academic positions 

Since 10/2020

Research associate in the Biological Psychology Lab, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

07/2019 – 08/2020

Research associate in the Auditory Cognition Lab, University of Lübeck, Germany

07/2016 – 06/2019

Postdoctoral fellow at the Zatorre Lab, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

04/2013 – 06/2016

Research associate at the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all, University of Oldenburg, Germany

04/2009 – 03/2013 PhD student in the Biological Psychology Lab, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany




Doctoral graduation (Dr. rer. nat.), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany


Diploma in Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Representative publications

Puschmann S, Daeglau M, Stropahl M, Mirkovic B, Rosemann S, Thiel CM, Debener S (2019). Hearing-impaired listeners show increased audiovisual benefit when listening to speech in noise. Neuroimage 196: 261-268.

Puschmann S, Baillet S, Zatorre RZ (2018). Musicians at the cocktail party: Neural substrates of musical training during selective listening in multispeaker situations. Cerebral Cortex 29(8): 3253-3265.

Puschmann S, Steinkamp S, Gillich I, Mirkovic B, Debener S, Thiel CM (2017). The right temporoparietal junction supports speech tracking during selective listening: Evidence from concurrent EEG-fMRI. The Journal of Neuroscience 37(47): 11505-11516.

Click here for a complete list of my peer-reviewed publications.

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