Currently, there are projects for bachelor and master theses open to students. Some may later be continued with work towards a doctoral dissertation. The techniques to be used include bioacoustical and biomechanical measurements, behavorial techniques, extra- and intracellular electrophysiological recordings, and basic anatomical methods.

For specific projects please contact M. Kössl, B. Gease, M. Nowotny, J. Hechavarria.

The follwing topics are available:

  • Measurment of otoacoustic emissions from the ears of gerbils, bats and humans. Aim is to understand active sensory processing in the cochlea.
    (Supervisor: Kössl)
  • Investigation of time processing in the auditory system of gerbils and bats with neuropharmacological and electrophysiological techniques.
    (Supervisor: Hechavarria, Kössl)
  • Otoacoustic emissions in Insects: pharmacological tests.
    (Supervisors: NowotnyKössl)
  • Intracellular recordings from the acoustic nerve of bushcrickets.
    (Supervisors: Nowotny)
  • Investigation of neuronal correlates of tinnitus in the gerbil brain with electrophysiological, neuropharmacological and behavioural techniques.
    (Supervisors: NowotnyKösslGaese)
  • Investigating brain activity during active hearing in rodents (electrophysiology and behavioural control).
    (Supervisor: Gaese, see details)
  • Studying the effects of genetic engineering in the auditory system of rodents.
    (Supervisor: Gaese, see details)