Welcome to my website!

I am a neuroscientist with a background in physics, specializing in auditory and visual human perception and cognition. I am a researcher at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen (Germany).

This is my personal website, where you find information about my academic research as well as links to papers and posters. (Information about recent or ongoing projects with industry partners cannot be included here.)

About me:

I studied physics at the Universities of Bremen (Germany) and Durham (UK), graduating from the latter with a M.Sc. in Elementary Particle Theory. I obtained my doctorate from Bremen University for research on probabilistic models of human contour integration, conducted at the Institute of Theoretical Neurophysics. I went on to do a postdoc in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I worked with Dr. Ruth Rosenholtz on a model for human perceptual organization and its implications for computer human interactions. Next I was a postdoctoral researcher in the NeuroTheory Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I worked on nonlinear models of single neuron computation in the auditory system. In my current position at Fraunhofer IIS, I conduct research on listening test methodology for the subjective evaluation of speech and audio-coded material.

Contact:   nadja.schinkel at gmail.com


On these pages you can find more information on my past and current research: