Main research areas
- Auditory perception/cognition
- Temporal processing
- Neural basis of speech perception
- Content specific representations
|2008-2012||PhD in Psychology, Research training group “Function of Attention in Cognition” at the Cognitive and Biological Psychology group, University of Leipzig|
|2006-2011||Visiting Researcher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, New York|
|2002-2008||Diploma in Psychology (minor Philosophy), University of Leipzig|
|2007-2012||Training and volunteer work, Crisis Intervention, Leipzig|
|Since 2015||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics|
|2012-2015||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Neuro- and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf|
|2011-2012||Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York University, Department of Psychology|
Rimmele, J. M., Morillon, B., Poeppel, D., & Arnal, L. H. (2018). Proactive sensing of periodic and aperiodic auditory patterns. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, in press.
Gudi-Mindermann, H., Rimmele, J.M., Nolte, G., Bruns, P., Engel, A.K., Röder, B. (2018). Working memory training in congenitally blind individuals results in an integration of occipital cortex in functional networks. Behavioural Brain Research, in press
Rimmele, J. M., Gross, J., Molholm, S., Keitel, A. (2018) Brain oscillations in human communication. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12, 39. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00039
Rimmele, J. M., Gudi-Mindermann, H., Nolte, G., Roeder, B., & Engel, A. K. (2017). Working Memory Training Integrates Visual Cortex into Beta-Band Networks in Congenitally Blind Individuals. bioRxiv. doi.org/10.1101/200121
Rimmele, J. M., Sussman, E., & Poeppel, D. (2015). The role of temporal structure in the investigation of sensory memory, auditory scene analysis, and speech perception: a healthy-aging perspective. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95(2), 175–183. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.06.010
Rimmele, J. M., Zion Golumbic, E., Schröger, E., & Poeppel, D. (2015). The effects of selective attention and speech acoustics on neural speech-tracking in a multi-talker scene. Cortex, 68, 144–154. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2014.12.014
Rimmele, J., Schröger, E., & Bendixen, A. (2012). Age-related changes in the use of regular patterns for auditory scene analysis. Hearing Research, 289(1–2), 98–107. doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2012.04.006
Rimmele, J., Sussman, E. S., Keitel, K., Jacobsen, T., & Schröger, E. (2012). Electrophysiological Evidence for Age Effects on Sensory Memory Processing of Tonal Patterns. Psychology and Aging, 27(2), 384–398. doi.org/10.1037/a0024866
Rimmele, J., Jolsvai, H., & Sussman, E. (2011). Auditory Target Detection Is Affected by Implicit Temporal and Spatial Expectations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(5), 1136–1147. doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2010.21437
Book (Dissertation) and E-books
Rimmele, J., Gross, J., Molholm, S., Keitel, A., eds. (2018). Brain Oscillations in Human Communication. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88945-458-7
Rimmele, J. (2013). Intact hearing, but impaired understanding – Sensory memory processing in healthy old age. (Vol. 35). Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag GmbH.
Awards & Grants
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8th dissertation competition of the German Society for Psychology, General Psychology Group
Stipendium, ERASMUS MUNDUS Student Exchange Network in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
Reisestipendien der Research Academy Leipzig
Mid Winter Meeting Travel Award der Association of Research in Otolaryngology
Doctoral scholarship der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Stipendium der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
- What in the temporal structure of speech triggers speech-specific processing
The precise role of cortical oscillations in speech processing is under investigation. According to current research, the phase alignment of Δ/θ-band (2-8 Hz) neural oscillations in the auditory cortex is involved in the segmentation of speech. ...
- Linguistic Decoding
When we listen to someone speaking, we are able to quickly and effortlessly understand the content of the spoken language. This ability, however, obscures the complexity of the neural processes that underlie comprehension. One of the first steps that ...
- Are you in sync with yourself? Coordination of speech production and perception
In this project we test the influence of rhythmic speech production on speech perception. Auditory perception has been shown to utilize temporal predictions from the motor system to increase its performance (Arnal, & Giraud, 2012; ...
- Speech chunking
In a recent study, Ding et al. (2016) showed that spectral peaks of brain waves corresponded to multiple levels of linguistic structure (e.g., peaks in the delta and theta range corresponded to the phrase and syllable rate, respectively). Because ...
- Are you speaking to me?
Although we intuitively know if someone is speaking or singing, the neuronal mechanisms that drive this experience are not well understood. Whether we perceive auditory sequences as speech or song is associated with certain acoustic features ...