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.