PhD Researchers

Joined Lab in October 2015 as an intern with Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz and began her PhD in January 2017

Voice adaptation and vocal learning

I predict, therefore I do not hallucinate: a new protocol for testing the neurocognitive underpinnings of auditory hallucinations

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Joined Lab in 2015 as a research assistant with Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz and Dr. Michel Belyk and began PhD in 2016

Voice adaptation and vocal learning

When prediction errs: Examining the brain dynamics of altered saliency in self-voice perception”

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Joined Lab in 2016 as an student assistant, and continued her research masters internship (R.MSc. Thesis Project) with Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz. She began her PhD in 2017.

Adapting to dynamic environments

“Predictions and cross-modal transformations in spoken and written language skills”

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Joined Lab in 2016 as an intern (R.MSc. Thesis Project) with Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz and Dr. Michel Belyk, and began PhD in 2017

Voice adaptation and vocal learning

Sensory gating and executive control: two sides of the same coin in voice hearing?”

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Joined Lab in 2019 with Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz as internal supervisor of his R.MSc. Thesis Project. Began PhD in 2020.

Adapting to dynamic environments

Motor-auditory oscillatory coupling in human beat- and rhythm-perception”

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Joined Lab in 2019 with Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz as internal supervisor of her R.MSc. Thesis Project. Began PhD in 2020.

Adapting to dynamic environments

“Contributions of the medial geniculate nucleus to auditory sensory gating in tinnitus patients”

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Joined Lab in November 2019 as an intern with Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz and began her PhD in January 2021.

Voice adaptation and vocal learning

Assessing aberrant brain state dynamics in hallucination-prone individuals using Hidden semi-Markov Models

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External PhD researchers

Started PhD in 2019 at the Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz, Melanie Wald-Fuhrman, and Julia Merrill.

Adapting to dynamic environments

Neural, physiological, and aesthetic responses during naturalistic music listening in ecological contexts

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Started PhD in 2019 at the Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz, Molly Henry, and Peter Keller.

Adapting to dynamic environments

“Individual differences in oscillatory mechanisms underlying rhythmic entrainment”

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Started PhD in 2019 at the Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz and Molly Henry.

Adapting to dynamic environments

“Metrically ambiguous rhythms and bistable percepts”

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Started PhD in 2020 at the University of Barcelona in Catalunya under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz and Dr. Jordi Navarra. Will join the BANDlab in February 2022.

Voice adaptation and vocal learning

“Voice feedback and voice motor control in Parkinson’s disease”

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Started PhD in 2017 at University of Lisbon, in Portugal under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sonja Kotz and Prof. Dr. Ana P. Pinheiro.

Voice adaptation and vocal learning

“Voice perception and prediction: Understanding auditory verbal hallucinations in psychotic and non-psychotic subjects using ERPs”

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