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Who we are

Silvia Korte [representative] Neurophysiology of everyday life

Have you ever noticed how some sounds, like an approaching car, instantly grab your attention, while others seem to fade into the background? What's fascinating is that whether we find a sound relevant, pleasant, or even annoying depends on many different things. It's not just about the sound itself, but also about where we are, who we're with, and what we're doing. In short: Our evaluation is highly individual.

In my PhD project, I'm diving deep into the individual perception of sounds in everyday life, using mobile Electroencephalography. I want to get a realistic picture of how our brains deal with the sounds we encounter every day to better understand how we interact with our environment.

Stephanie Rosemann [substitute] – Biological Psychology Lab

My research interests are compensation- and adaptation mechanisms in age-related hearing loss and tinnitus. For that aim, I use several brain imaging methods in order to identify neural changes, along with neuropsychological tests covering attention, working memory or cognitive flexibility. I am also highly interested in the relationship between hearing loss, listening effort and audiovisual perception. The second focus of my research deals with effects of hearing aid fitting. 

Franziska Kiene Ambulatory Assessment in Psychology

My research is about cognitive abilities in elderly people and how these change with aging as well as degenerative diseases. For my research, I use neuropsychological test procedures, such as memory and attention tests. In particular, I am interested in the subjective perspective of the elderly people and I am developing a questionnaire to assess self-perceived cognitive decline.

Giulia Angonese Psychological Methods and Statistics

I am interested in the relationship between hearing abilities in everyday life and psychological variables including personality, stress and mood. To uncover these complex relationships, we conduct mobile studies and explore our data with advanced statistical analyses. Together with other researchers in the Hearing4All Cluster, we will use this information to develop a mobile app for the care and diagnosis of hearing loss.


Nadine JacobsenNeuropsychology Lab

I am interested in the interaction between movement and cognition in everyday life. To do this, I use mobile electroencephalography, which allows me to record brain waves as people move outside the lab. This allows me to see, for example, which brain waves occur during walking, during the processing of simple cognitive tasks, or even during the formation of memories. Because these data are susceptible to interference, they are heavily pre-processed. I am also investigating the influence of this pre-processing on the results and developing quality metrics.

Thorge Haupt Neurophysiology of everyday life

What fascinates me are brain signals and how they can be understood. In particular, investigating how the brain processes sounds in daily life. This is both challenging from a technical and analytical standpoint. In my research I focus on the analytical side and develop methods that allow us to understand how the brain reacts to different sounds and how that is influenced by other factors, such as mood.

Lara Papin Neuropsychology Lab

I am studying signatures of gait in healthy individuals and Parkinson's disease patients. To record brain activity and movement patterns of people walking outdoors, I use mobile electroencephalography (EEG) and motion sensors. In particular, I am interested in the interaction of movement and cognition in daily life. Therefore, I ask people participating in my experiments to perform dual tasks in which, they are asked to respond to certain sounds and ignore others while walking at the same time. One goal is the comparison of healthy individuals with Parkinson's patients.

Sreekari VogetiExperimental Psychology Lab

Hearing loss is common and hearing solutions that are currently available are not satisfactory for all users. Therefore, many researchers are working on improving existing solutions and developing new ones. I am investigating whether a low intensity current (transcranial alternating current stimulation) that is applied to the scalp can help us to hear better. This project is a part of the Hearing4all cluster of excellence Hearing4all.

Andrea Hildebrandt Psychological Methods and Statistics

Psychology, cognitive neuroscience and health sciences require complex multivariate analysis methods to adequately study typical and atypical human behavior and experience, including their neural correlates. I contribute to the development of such methods and to robust and replicable research. Furthermore, I am interested in individual differences in neurosensory processes, cognition, emotion and personality, as well as their interplay.

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