Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Jonas Obleser

Stephanstraße 1a

04103 Leipzig




Prof. Dr. Jonas Obleser

Prof. Dr. Jonas Obleser

Prof. Dr. Jonas Obleser




  • +49 341 9940-114



  • Auditory Perception and Cognition
  • Executive Functions (Learning, Memory, Attention) in Speech and Audition
  • Methodological Advances in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neural Oscillations
  • Translational Neuroscience Research on Hearing Loss and Ageing

For more details please check the “Auditory Cognition“ group website.


Akademische Ausbildung

Diplom-Psychologe, University of Konstanz, Germany
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Konstanz


2001 - 2004
PhD student (wissenschaftlicher Angestellter), Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
2004 - 2005
Postdoctoral Researcher, Departments of Linguistics and Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
2005 - 2007
Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
2007 - 2010
Research scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS), Leipzig, Germany
seit 01/11
Head of the Max Planck Research Group “Auditory Cognition”, MPI CBS

… for full list of publications of Jonas Obleser see here.
…for up-to-date CV of Jonas Obleser see here.

  • 2015–2016 Towards the brain-informed, brain-controlled hearing aid, Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, € 100,000
  • 2011–2015 Max Planck Research Group “Auditory Cognition”, Max Planck Society, Germany, € 1,200,000
  • 2012–2015 Understanding the hearing impaired brain, Siemens Audiology Solutions, € 120,000
  • 2014 Scientific Exchange Fellowship, ACN Erasmus Mundus programme, € 7,000
  • 2011–2013 Investigating Semantic Networks using Dynamic Causal Modelling with MEG (PI: B. Maess), Elekta Inc., € 100,000
  • 2004–2006 Neural mechanisms of spatio–temporal coding of speech, Baden-Württemberg Foundation gGmbH, € 50,000

  • 2012 Fellowship in the Mentoring programme for outstanding young scientists, Biopsychology section of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
  • 2010 Associate Faculty Member, International Max Planck Research School “NeuroCom”
  • 2004 Postdoctoral elite support programme, Baden-Württemberg Foundation gGmbH
  • 2003 PhD Award, Society of the University of Konstanz
  • 2002 Young Investigators Award, 13th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Jena, Germany
  • 2001 PhD scholarship (Manfred-Ulmer-Stipendium), Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft Foundation, Konstanz, Germany

Editorial Boards

  • Brain and Language
  • Frontiers in Psychology (Sections: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience; Language Sciences)
  • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience


  • National Science Foundation (NSF; also as review panelist),
  • National Institute of Health (NIH; as review panelist), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF; as review panelist) Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Current Biology,
  • PloS Biology,
  • Nature Communications,
  • Brain,
  • Journal of Neuroscience (>5 / Year),
  • Cerebral Cortex,
  • Cortex,
  • Phil Transact Royal Soc B,
  • Journal of Neurophysiology,
  • NeuroImage,
  • Human Brain Mapping,
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,
  • PloS One,
  • Brain and Language, Neuropsychologia,
  • Cognition,
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience,
  • Frontiers in Psychology, Psychophysiology,
  • Brain Research,
  • Language and Cognitive Processes,
  • European Journal of Neuroscience,
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,
  • Journal of Neurolinguistics,
  • NeuroReport,
  • Neurobiology of Aging,
  • Neuroscience Letters,
  • Journal of Computational Neuroscience

Organized Conferences

  • 2013 Chair & Organisation, Hearing and Balance Social, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego
  • Signal and Noise in the Auditory Pathway (SNAP), 2-day international workshop, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
  • Alpha re-visited: Neural oscillations in human perception and cognition, Symposium at the Psychologie und Gehirn Meeting, Würzburg, with Christoph Herrmann
  • 2010 Networks for Communication: Between human, ape, monkey and bird brains, Symposium at the International Congress of Neuroethology, Salamanca, with Chris Petkov
  • 2007 Speech comprehension as a psychological process, Symposium at the Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TEAP), Trier


  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society, poster committee member
  • Annual Tucker-Davis Symposium on Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology (APAN), (SfN-Satellite), programme committee member
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
  • Society for the Neurobiology of Language
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Organisationseinheit (Abteilung, Gruppe, Einrichtung):

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