Moritz Koehler

Moritz Koehler, MSc.
PhD student
Department of Psychology

Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel.: +43 662 80445161
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Consultation hour: by arrangement
Twitter:  mha_khlr
Research group :  Salzburg Brain Dynamics Lab

Education :

  • 2015-2018 Master’s programme in Psychology at the University of Salzburg
  • 2011-2015 Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the University of Salzburg

Academic Positions:

  • since 2018 PhD-student at the department of psychology & CCNS of the University of Salzburg

Research: My PhD-project addresses the question to what extent the human brain is able to influence acoustic perception via attentional processes already on the level of the acoustic receptor – the cochlea. For this purpose, I utilize both electrophysiological methods (M/EEG) and acoustic recordings from inside the ear canal to gain new insights which correlations/interactions between brain and cochlear activity exist. Insights that arise from this project will help to better understand the human auditory system and to develop better fitted hearing aids.

Key publications:

  • Köhler, M. H. A., Demarchi, G., & Weisz, N. (2021). Cochlear activity in silent cue-target intervals shows a theta-rhythmic pattern and is correlated to attentional alpha and theta modulations. BMC Biology19(1), 48.   https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-021-00992-8