Raffael Schmitt, M.Sc.
I’m a Ph.D. student at the Computational Neuroscience of Speech & Hearing Research Group. I received a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Zurich. In my master’s thesis I investigated neurostructural changes in auditory-related brain areas in older adults with hearing loss.
My Ph.D. projects focus on how oscillatory brain activity processes slow acoustic modulations in a speech signal and how these processes are modulated by internal (i.e., hearing loss) and external (i.e., background noise) factors. Furthermore, I’m interested how the aging brain perceives lip movements and how information provided by the visual domain interacts with acoustic speech information.