Open MSc Projects

Please contact Prof. Schönwiesner or any member of the Neuro if you are interested in participating in a study, gaining experience as a research assistant, or completing a BSc, MSc or PhD thesis in our group. Open and ongoing projects are listed below, but there are usually options to pursue own ideas in related areas.

Participating in a Study: We are often recruiting participants for different studies involving recording brain data with an MRI machine or EEG electrodes or psychoacoustic and hearing testing.

Research Assistants: If you are interested in gaining research experience and you can devote approximately 6 hours per week in 2+ hour blocks for at least two consecutive semesters, feel free to come by my office or talk to me after one of my courses.

Masters Projects:

- The impact of extracellular matrix on neuronal signal transmission and auditory information processing (single-cell electrophysiology, PFI) This is a project in collaboration with Dr. Morawski at the Paul-Flechsig-Institute about the contribution of the protein matrix that surrounds neurons in the brain to information processing.

- Deficits in spectral and temporal auditory processing after unilateral cortical damage (clinical behavioral study, CBS-MPI) A clinical project in collaboration with Prof. Obrig at the day care clinic on patients with damage to one brain hemisphere. These patients can help us understand the differences in the function of the two hemispheres. [taken]

- The auditory frequency following response in mice and humans (EEG in humans and far-field recordings in mice, collaboration U Montreal) This project compares auditory brainstem and frequency-following responses in humans and mice.

- Influence of body position on vertical spatial hearing (MEG study, CBS-MPI) This is a collaboration with the magneto-encephalography group of the Max-Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and uses our 48-channel sound dome to generate spatial sound stimuli that participants listen to in an MEG scanner. The aim is to understand the encoding of vertical sound position in the human auditory cortex. [taken]

- Responses to self-generated sounds and sound omissions (EEG study, collaboration U Barcelona) [taken]

- Processing of reverberation and voice features (EEG study)

letzte Änderung: 02.10.2016