People currently working in the lab

PD Dr. Michael Pecka

PD Dr. Michael Pecka

Position PI

I strive for a functional understanding of the neural mechanisms of auditory scene analysis with the goal of improving the effectiveness and design of cochlear implants and other hearing aids. You can find my full CV at the bottom of this page.

Dardo Ferreiro, PhD

Dardo Ferreiro, PhD

Position Post-Doc

Our brain interprets reality through our sensory systems. How this is done in terms of neuronal mechanisms is what I am most curious about, especially in areas such as visual and auditory cortex. Currently I am investigating A1 coding in the freely moving sound source localization (Sonic Scenes) paradigm.

Diana Amaro

Diana Amaro

Position PhD student

I developed a behavioral paradigm with multiple sound sources, in which freely moving rodents make context-dependent decisions based on selective listening. I investigate how context-dependent relevance of a sound source influences the spatial sensitivity of neurons in the auditory cortex.

Barbara Beiderbeck

Barbara Beiderbeck

Position PhD student

I study the role of timed synaptic inhibition for generating optimal stimulus sensitivity in microcircuits. Most recently, I revealed the impact of high temporal precision of synaptic inhibition to facilitate neuronal sensitivity to spatial cues.

Paula Gundi

Paula Gundi

Position GSN master student

I work on two projects: First, I perform morphological measurements and image analysis on axonal and glial properties in the auditory brain stem. Second, I train gerbils in SIT.

Valentin Winhart

Valentin Winhart

I am a trained economist turned neuroscience student. I am particularly interested in the field of neuro-economics of decision making. To this end, I currently work on extending the huSIT project into a credit-foraging strategy paradigm.