Internships

The BAND-Lab offers many student internships and research opportunities on a broad set of topics.
With us, past students have conducted Master and Bachelor thesis projects and Research Master elective studies.

If you are interested in joining us, please have a look at our current internships, or check the university webpage for active postings for projects in our lab.

Current Interns:


Maike Mußmann​ (BA Biomedical Sciences – Internship)
  • PROJECT: “The effect of ethnicity on auditory emotion perception – A behavioural survey study”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Emotional ratings of single vowel vocalizations, arousal and valence, statistical analysis
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz

Molly Forde-Bates (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “Are you even listening? Perception of the interaction between emotion and sex from prosodic vocalizations”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz

Hanna Honcamp (RMSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “A Hidden Semi-Markov Model for the assessment of abnormal brain state dynamics in hallucination-prone individuals”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS:Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH), EEG resting state, dynamic network connectivity
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz

Kobus Lampe (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension” (What is the neurobiological relationship between rhythm perception and speech comprehension?)
  • TOPICS/SKILLSRhythm perception in the brain, TMS neuronavigator (MRI-based), EEG analysis using continuous data, multivariate temporal response function (mTRF), MNE-Python toolbox
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylaki and Sonja Kotz

Simone Klinkhammer (RMSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “Abnormal premotor activity and the differential influence of prediction certainty along the psychosis proneness continuum”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH), premotor activity, readiness potential, sensory prediction
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz

Jenni Vuorinen (RMSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: TMS, combined EEG-TMS, EEG data analysis
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylaki , Lars Hausfeld and Sonja Kotz

CJ Mae Steeghs (BSc Maastricht Science Programme – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “Atypical speech processing of phonotactic probabilities in adults with dyslexia “
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Dyslexia in adults, sensory prediction, EEG data collection and data analysis 
  • SUPERVISORS: Alexandra Emmendorfer and Sonja Kotz

Antonia Boznou (MSc Linguistics – Internship project)
  • PROJECT: “NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Speech perception, rhythm perception, behavioral experiments
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylakiand Sonja Kotz

Tommaso Barba (RMSc Neuropsychology – Research elective)
  • PROJECT: “Brain electrophysiology: hands-on on concepts and methods”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: EEG methods and data analysis of ERP and TFR data
  • SUPERVISORS: Antonio Criscuolo and Sonja Kotz

 

Past Interns