contact people

Sophie Hutta

A6 2-201 u. A6 2-202 (Campus Map)

head of the lab

Prof. Dr. Esther Ruigendijk


Speech and Music Laboratory
FK III Linguistic and Cultural Studies 
Carl von Ossietzky University                              
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118                   
26111 Oldenburg
Room: A6 2-201 & A6 2-202 (Campus Map)

special library location

There is a special library location in A6-2-201. Books on psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and language acquisition can be borrowed here. If you are interested in books, please contact us via . The books of the special location can only be loaned if the note in the book has been filled out.

For student assistants, bachelor and master students

What does the speech and music lab offer?

The speech and music lab offers the possibility to conduct a variety of experiments, be it for your own research for your bachelor or master thesis or in your function as a student assistant. The speech and music lab also allows you, with both the adequate software and hardware, to work on the creation of experimental stimuli and the processing of the collected data.

What sort of projects?

If you do research on language perception, you have probably already considered the following options: reading time studies, reaction time studies, eye tracking and EEG. The speech and music lab offers a number of software tools and hardware devices that will meet your needs for a sound study of reaction time data.

Reaction time studies are typically conducted in order to establish a blueprint of behavioral data. Reaction times provide implicit information about underlying psychological and cognitive processes, and is therefore a valuable measure for exploring new topics and research designs.

Eye tracking involves the programming of an experiment that best reflects your underlying research questions, the presentation of the edited stimuli, the recording of participants´ reactions to your stimuli, the preprocessing of your collected data, and the statistical analysis of your preprocessed data. Eye-tracking is a relatively simple and non-invasive method to collect real-time data during processing.

EEG, like eye tracking, involves the development of suitable stimuli, programming, presentation and recording of experimental stimuli, preprocessing, (visual) inspection and statistical analysis. EEG is a very time-sensitive method that allows precise association of processing mechanisms over time, which also means that punctual programming of the experiment is paramount. 

The speech and music lab can help you in with all the steps of your research. Please contact us via  and your questions will be forwarded to one of the researchers affiliated with the speech and music lab that has expertise in the field your question is concerned with.

Who to contact?

If you intend to use equipment of the speech and music lab on campus location or borrow equipment from the speech and music lab in your function as a student assistant, you could probably best contact the person you usually work with. If you need to use the lab or borrow equipment from the speech and music lab for your bachelor or master thesis, please contact us via

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