Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nathan Weisz

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nathan Weisz
Fachbereich Psychologie

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: 0662 / 8044 – 5120
Fax: 0662 / 8044 – 5136
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Consultation hour: by appointment

Twitter:  nweisz2

Research group:  Salzburg Brain Dynamics Lab

Education:

Academic positions:

  • since 2015 Professor for Physiological Psychology & Head of the CCNS MEG laboratory
  • 2012-2015 Associate Professor and Head of  CIMeC MEG laboratory at the University of Trento
  • 2008-2012 Emmy Noether group leader at the University of Konstanz
  • 2006-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow at INSERM U821 (currently  DYCOG team)
  • 2004-2006 Postdoc at the University of Konstanz

Research: I mainly use electrophysiological methods (M/EEG) to understand how our brain processes acoustic input into meaningful representations (e.g. speech) and which factors influence this ability especially in challenging listening (“Cocktail Party“) situations. The individual characteristic to register statistical regularities in the acoustic input stream or to infer phonetic information from mouth movements, belong among these factors. Progress in this area has  implications for the understanding of listing skills following hearing damage or speech rehabilitation following a Cochlea Implant. In close relation to this research area is also the question when or why tinnitus develops following a hearing damage.

Key publications:

  • Demarchi, G., Sanchez, G., & Weisz, N. (2019). Automatic and feature-specific (anticipatory) prediction-related neural activity in the human auditory system. Nature Communications, 10(1), 3440.
  • Kraft, N., Demarchi, G., &. Weisz, N. (2020). Auditory cortical alpha desynchronizationprioritizes the representation of memory items during a retention period. Elife,9:e55508.
  • Sanchez, G., Hartmann, T., Fuscà, M., Demarchi, G., &. Weisz, N. (2020). Decodingacross sensory modalities reveals common supramodal signatures of consciousperception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 7437-7446.