Music cognition

Currently, we conduct research in these areas:

  • Hearing protection. How can we counteract hearing loss due to loud music? Cooperation with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • Hearing training in medical professions. Listening to the heart sounds (auscultation) is a pivotal diagnostic tool in medical practice. How can the acquisition of this specific skill be facilitated?
    Music in road traffic. Listening to music while driving a car, while riding a bike, as a pedestrian: Does this pose a security risk?
  • When we do not hear what could be heard. What do we fail to hear when we are distracted? What role does the image of a music group play for our music perception?