Education 2001 Diploma, Psychology, University of Konstanz 2004 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Psychology, University of Konstanz 2015 Second doctorate (Habilitation), Psychology, University of Leipzig
Academic Positions 2001–2003 Research assistant(PhDstudent),DepartmentofPsychology, University of Konstanz, Germany 2004–2005 Postdoctoral Researcher,DepartmentsofLinguisticsand Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany 2005–2007 Research Fellow,InstituteofCognitiveNeuroscience,University College London, UK 2007–2010 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher,MaxPlanckInstitutefor Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany 2010–2015 Head oft he Max Planck Research Group“AuditoryCognition”, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany 2015–2016 W2(Fullprofessor),Statistics and Research Methods, University of Lübeck, Dept of Psychology 2016— W3 (Chair), Physiological Psychology and Research Methods, Dept of Psychology, University of Lübeck
Dr Obleser’s main interests lie in neural dynamics, that is, the moment-to-moment brain states as well as more stable brain traits that characterise human perception and behaviour. An important question to his work is whether there are features of neural dynamics that are especially adaptive or protective to our mental and neurobiological health as we get older. His preferred model system is the listening human brain.
Neural Dynamics and Neural Computations in Cognition; Auditory Perception and Auditory Cognition; Methodological and Statistical Advances in Neuroscience and Psychology; Translational Neuroscience in Hearing Loss and Ageing.
Erb, J., Schmitt, L.M., & Obleser, J. (2020). Temporal selectivity declines in the aging human auditory cortex. eLife. 9:e55300
Waschke, L., Tune, S., & Obleser, J. (2019). Local cortical desynchronization and pu- pil-linked arousal differentially shape brain states for optimal sensory performance. eLife. 8:e51501
Obleser, J., & Kayser, C. (2019). Neural entrainment and attentional selection in the listening brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 23(11):913-926.
Alavash, M., Tune, S., & Obleser, J. (2019). Modular reconfiguration of an auditory- control brain network supports adaptive listening behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (P N A S). 116(2):660- 669.
Erb, J., Kreitewolf, J., Pinheiro, A.P., & Obleser, J. (2020). Aberrant perceptual judgements on speech-relevant acoustic features in hallucination-prone individuals. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open. In press.
–Reviewing Editor (eLife 2019—), — Reviewing Editor (Journal of Neuroscience 2019—), — Reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC), DFG, National Science Foundation (NSF), NIH, BMBF, NWO, MRC, and others — >40 invited guest talks since 2013 — Regular media and reachout activities (German radio, web, print) — Regular reviews for Neuron, Science, PNAS, Current Biology, Plos Biology, ELife, Nature communications, Journal of Neuroscience, and other peer-reviewed journals