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Jonas Obleser and the Research Group Audi­to­ry Cog­ni­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lübeck, Ger­many, study cog­ni­tive process­es in the human brain, using main­ly audi­tion as a mod­el system.

In 2015, Jonas was appoint­ed full pro­fes­sor in psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lübeck, Ger­many. Since 2016, he has been a Chair in Phys­i­o­log­i­cal Psy­chol­o­gy and Research Methods.

Jonas grad­u­at­ed in Psy­chol­o­gy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz. He did research at the Insti­tute of Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science, Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don, as well as at the Max Planck Insti­tute in Leipzig where he also had set up the Research group “Audi­to­ry Cognition”.


Our cur­rent research inter­ests include neur­al oscil­la­tions in sen­sa­tion, per­cep­tion and cog­ni­tion as well as exec­u­tive func­tions like atten­tion and mem­o­ry, with a spe­cial inter­est in how these process­es neu­ral­ly inter­face with human lis­ten­ing and com­pre­hen­sion processes.

More gen­er­al­ly, we are inter­est­ed in the neur­al dynam­ics (as derived from elec­tro­phys­i­ol­o­gy and hemo­dy­nam­ics), neur­al com­pu­ta­tions, and their links to per­cep­tion, cog­ni­tion, and overt behav­iour. We strive for method­olog­i­cal and sta­tis­ti­cal advances in neu­ro­science, and intend to con­nect our research as close­ly as pos­si­ble to the trans­la­tion­al neu­ro­science of hear­ing Loss and adap­tive aging.


In 2014, Jonas was award­ed a Euro­pean Research Coun­cil (ERC) Con­sol­ida­tor grant for study­ing the adap­tive chal­lenges to the mid­dle-aged human adult lis­ten­ing brain. From 2019 on, Jonas will serve as a Review­ing Edi­tor for The Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science.