Patrick Reisinger

Patrick Reisinger, MSc.
PhD student

Department of Psychology
Hellbrunner Straße 34, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044 5161

Consultation hour: by appointment

Twitter: reisipat

Research group: Salzburg Brain Dynamics Lab ( Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)


  • 2017-2019 Master’s studies in Psychology (specialization Cognitive Neuroscience) at the University of Salzburg
  • 2014-2017 Bachelor’s studies in Psychology at the Sigmund Freud University Linz
  • 2006-2012 IT system administrator at Hospital Barmherzige Brüder Linz

Academic positions:

  • since 2019 PhD student at the Salzburg Brain Dynamics Lab (FFG/MED-EL project  „SmartCIs“ / Doctoral College  „Imaging the Mind“; Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nathan Weisz)

Research: I use electrophysiological methods (M/EEG, direct hearing nerve recordings via cochlear implants) to investigate attention, especially in challenging listening situations (“cocktail party” situations). The results have implications for improved speech rehabilitation in cochlear implant users and real-time adaptation of the implant to different listening situations. I am also working on linear modeling (temporal response functions) of speech using neural data (MEG).


  • Gehmacher*, Q., Reisinger*, P., Hartmann, T., Keintzel, T., Rösch, S., Schwarz, K., & Weisz, N. (2022). (* denotes equal contribution) Direct cochlear recordings in humans show a theta rhythmic modulation of auditory nerve activity by selective attention. The Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-0665-21.
  • Suess, N., Hauswald, A., Reisinger, P., Rösch, S., Keitel, A., & Weisz, N. (2022). Cortical tracking of formant modulations derived from silently presented lip movements and its decline with age. Cerebral Cortex, bhab518.