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My main professional interests are in the fundamental and temporal aspects of multisensory perception.
I am currently working on my PhD in the laboratory of Dr Kathrin Ohla at the German Institute of Human Nutrition, where my principal focus is on interaction between the chemical and non-chemical senses.
Aside from neuroscience, I am very much interested in progressive social movements; urban planning and city development and its social implications; security in general and IT security in particular; and different types of endurance sports.
Skills & Techniques
Programming & Analytics: Python, R (including ggplot), Matlab, and Common Lisp on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
Typesetting: LaTeX & LyX
Psychophysics: PsychoPy, Psychtoolbox
EEG: Acquisition: BrainVision Recorder & PyCorder, Biosemi ActiView; Analysis: MNE, EEGLAB
Hardware & Electronics: National Instruments data-acquisition boards for experimental control, custom design of stimulation and measurement hardware and corresponding software interfaces for psychophysical testing
My ORCID is 0000-0002-0380-4798; my ResearcherID is I-8360-2015. My publications are also listed on my Google Scholar profile.
Talks, Presentations & Posters
R Höchenbegerger & Kathrin Ohla (2016): Rapid estimation of taste sensitivity. Talk at the December Meeting on Smell and Taste in Dresden, Germany. (Conference Talk)
R Höchenberger, NA Busch, K Ohla (2016): Bimodal facilitation in a visual-olfactory response time task. Poster presented at Psychologie und Gehirn in Berlin, Germany. (Poster)
R Höchenberger, NA Busch, K Ohla (2015): The race for food: Response facilitation in visual-olfactory stimulation. Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) in Pisa, Italy. (Poster)
R Höchenberger, NA Busch, K Ohla (2015): Response facilitation in visual-olfactory stimulation. Poster presented at Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) in Hildesheim, Germany. (Poster)
R Höchenberger, NA Busch, K Ohla (2014): Response time speedup in visual-olfactory stimulation suggests multisensory facilitation. Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Poster)
- LT Boenke, R Höchenberger, A Zeghbib, D Alais, FW Ohl (2013): Interaction of spatial and temporal processing in the context of audio-visual synchrony judgment and temporal-order judgment. Perception 42, ECVP Abstract Supplement, 171. (Conference Talk)
- LT Boenke, R Höchenberger, FW Ohl, D Alais (2011): Temporal aspects of sound induced visual fission and fusion in the double-flash illusion paradigm. i-Perception 2(8), 832-832. (Poster)
Mar 2013–present: Ongoing work on my PhD in medical science. German Institute of Human Nutrition, Nuthetal, Germany & Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany.
Supvervision: Dr Kathrin Ohla & Prof Dr Niko A Busch
Oct 2005–Jun 2013: Diploma (MSc) in Biosystems Engineering. Thesis: Perceiving the temporal order of events without perceiving their succession: A cross-modal study in humans using the McGurk effect. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany.
Supervison: Lars T Boenke & Prof Dr Frank W Ohl
Dec 2011–Apr 2012: Research stay at Prof Dr David Alais' vision lab
Research topic: Investigation of cross-modal interaction in humans by utilizing the McGurk illusion. University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Supervision: Lars T Boenke, Prof Dr David Alais
Nov 2010–Nov 2011: Student research project. Topic: Temporal aspects of sound-induced fission and fusion in the double-flash illusion paradigm. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany & Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany.
Supervison: Lars T Boenke
Jun 2009–Mar 2013: Research assistant of Lars T Boenke (audio-visual temporal
order/synchrony judgment, EEG). Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany.
Nov 2006–Dec 2008: Research assistant in FORSYS systems biology program. Institute of Mathematical Optimization, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany.
Supervision: Dr Utz-Uwe Haus
Stipends & Grants
- 2016–2017: Internal project funding at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) for the investigation of taste-taste interactions
- 2011: EU-funded (TIMELY) participation in the Time
and the Conscious Brain workshop, Delmenhorst, Germany.
Projects under my Supervision
I am currently supervising three Master's projects:
- Maria J Pie Development and validation of methods for rapid estimation of taste thresholds.
- Lorenzo Alfine Lateralized perception of taste: Stimulation, psychophysics, and neural correlates.
- Katharina Hamann A new method for rapid taste sensitivity estimation.
German Institute of Human Nutrition
– Psychophysiology of Food Perception –
Phone: +49 33 200 88 2427
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