Xiangbin Teng, PhD


  • Sprachwahrnehmung und auditive Verarbeitung
  • mehrskalige Verarbeitung
  • kortikale Schwingungen
  • Funktionskarten des auditorischen Cortex





New York University (Doctor in Psychologie)


Peking University (Master in Psychologie)


Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Bachelor in Chemie)     


Seit 2017

Post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics





Teng, X., Ma, M., Yang, J., Blohm, S., Cai, Q., & Tian, X. (2020). Constrained Structure of Ancient Chinese Poetry Facilitates Speech Content Grouping. Current Biologyhttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.01.059

Teng, X., Cogan, G. B., & Poeppel, D. (2019). Speech fine structure contains critical temporal cues to support speech segmentation. NeuroImage202, 116152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116152.

Teng, X. & Poeppel, D. (2019). Theta and Gamma Bands Encode Acoustic Dynamics over Wide-ranging Timescales. Cerebral Cortex

Teng, X., Poeppel, D. (2019) Experimental evidence on computational mechanisms of concurrent temporal channels for auditory processing, Cognitive Computational Neuroscience 2019

Zhang, R-Y., Wei, X-X., Teng, X., Kay, K. (2019) Trial-by-trial voxelwise noise correlations improve population coding of orientation in human V1, Cognitive Computational Neuroscience 2019

Tian, Ding, Teng, Bai & Poeppel, (2018) Imagined speech influences perceived loudness of sound, Nature Human Behaviour

Teng, Sun & Poeppel, (2018) Temporal Order Judgment Reveals Local-Global Auditory Processes, Acta Acustica united with Acustica

Teng, Tian, Doelling & Poeppel, (2017) Theta band oscillations reflect more than entrainment: behavioral and neural evidence demonstrate an active chunking process, European Journal of Neuroscience

Teng, Tian, Rowland & Poeppel, (2017) Concurrent Temporal Channels for Auditory Processing: Oscillatory Neural Entrainment Reveals Segregation of Function at Different Scales, PLoS Biology,  15 (11), e2000812

Teng, Tian & Poeppel, (2016) Testing multi-scale processing in the auditory system, Scientific Reports




  • 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. ...

  • Auditory multi-scale Processing

    Natural sounds, music, and vocal sounds have a rich temporal structure over multiple timescales, and behaviorally relevant acoustic information is usually carried on more than one timescale. For example, speech conveys linguistic information at ...

  • Neurophysiological tracking of music

    Music, like speech, can be considered as a continuous stream of sounds organized in hierarchical structures. Human listeners parse continuous speech into linguistic units of phrases and sentences. Inspired by EEG and MEG studies on speech parsing, ...