We acknowledge and welcome current open science initiatives in our field. Overall, we are convinced that they will increase the quality of research and help to (re-)establish public trust in science. Following extensive discussions, we as a group decided that all new studies (starting effectively from July 2018) by the group will by default adhere to important open science principles:
Agreeing to these policies will be an employment requirement for individuals applying to our group for PhD / Postdoc positions or internships.
We understand that there may be studies with particular sensitive data or where preregistration may be problematic (e.g. industry collaborations). These issues however should be discussed with sufficient time in advance.
A topical focus of the group is the question how (anticipatory) predictions are mediated by neural dynamics. We are particularly interested in characterizing in detail corticofugal processes, i.e. from cortex to cochlea. Translational and clinical implications are pursued by studying diverse hearing disordered groups, such as individuals with tinnitus or deafness.
Besides of this research, the accessible state-of-the-art infrastructure is increasingly attracting top emerging young scientists, that are bringing their own funding to establish their first steps towards careers as independent researchers. To find out more about the exciting research of these excellent young researchers we are hosting, follow the following links: