Team

Dr. Romi Zäske

+49 (0)3641 945 935

romi.zaeske [at] uni-jena.de

Research Unit Person Perception
Institute for Psychology
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Am Steiger 3, Haus 1
07743 Jena, Germany

Room 105

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2010

2007

2004 – 2005

2002

PhD in Psychology (Dr. phil.), Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany

Dipl.-Psych. (equivalent to M.Sc.), University of Leipzig, Germany

Exchange student at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Vordiplom (equivalent to B.Sc.), University of Leipzig, Germany

Positions

May – Dec 2013

Since Oct 2010

Nov 2007 – Oct 2010

Apr – Sept 2007

Mar – Jul 2005

Visiting Researcher at the University of Glasgow, Scotland (Voice Neurocognition Laboratory, Supervisor Pascal Belin)

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, FSU Jena, Germany

Post-graduate Research Assistant, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, FSU Jena, Germany

Student Research Assistant, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, FSU Jena, Germany

Student Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Glasgow University, Scotland

Main research interests:

My research interests centre on the cognitive and neuronal mechanisms subserving human voice perception and memory. Specifically, my work has mainly focused on high-level auditory adaptation effects in the perception of non-linguistic speaker information such as identity, gender and age. In my current project I am studying EEG and fMRI correlates of voice learning and recognition

Grants

  • Zäske, R. (October 2014 – September 2015). Determinants of Voice Learning. Renewal Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), ZA 745/1-2
  • Zäske, R., Kaufmann, J.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (October 2012 – September 2014). Determinants of Voice Learning. Research Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), ZA 745/1-1
  • Young researcher’s grant awarded by the Friedrich Schiller University for the research project proposal “Neural Correlates of Voice Learning”, May 2012 – May 2013 (Programm zur Förderung der Drittmittelfähigkeit von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftlern 2012)
  • 2004/05: one-year ERASMUS scholarship at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, United Kingdom

Awards

Amélie-Mummendey young researchers award of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena 2012

Reviewing for scientific journals

  • Acta Psychologica
  • Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • Brain Research
  • Cognition
  • Cortex
  • Hearing Research
  • JEPHPP
  • JSLHR
  • NeuroImage
  • Neuropsychologia
  • PLOS ONE
  • QJEP
  • SCAN
  • Visual Cognition

Membership in scientific societies

  • Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)

Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Zäske, R., Perlich, M.C., & Schweinberger, S. R. (in press). To hear or not to hear: voice processing under visual load. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.

Zäske, R., Mühl, C., & Schweinberger, S. R. (2015). Benefits for Voice Learning Caused by Concurrent Faces Develop over Time. Plos One, 10(11).

Zäske, R., Volberg, G., Kovács, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2014). Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(33),10821-10831.

Schweinberger, S.R., Kawahara, H., Simpson, A.P., Skuk, V.G., & Zäske, R. (2014). Speaker Perception. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 5(1), 15-25.

Zäske, R., Skuk, V.G., Kaufmann, J.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Perceiving vocal age and gender: An adaptation approach. Acta Psychologica, 144(3), 583-593.

Zäske, R., Fritz, C., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Spatial inattention abolishes voice adaptation. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75(3), 603-613.

Schweinberger, S. R., Walther, C., Zäske, R., & Kovacs, G. (2011). Neural correlates of adaptation to voice identity. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 748-764.

Zäske, R. & Schweinberger, S. R. (2011). You are only as old as you sound: Auditory aftereffects in vocal age perception. Hearing Research, 282, 283-288.

Schweinberger S.R., Zäske R., Walther C., Golle J., Kovács G., Wiese H. (2010). Young without plastic surgery: Perceptual adaptation to the age of female and male faces.Vision Research,50, 2570-2576.

Zäske, R., Schweinberger, S. R., & Kawahara, H. (2010). Voice aftereffects of adaptation to speaker identity. Hearing Research, 268, 38-45.

Zäske, R., Schweinberger, S. R., Kaufmann, J. M., & Kawahara, H. (2009). In the ear of the beholder: neural correlates of adaptation to voice gender. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 527-534.

Schweinberger, S. R., Casper, C., Hauthal, N., Kaufmann, J. M., Kawahara, H., Kloth, N., Robertson, D.M.C., Simpson, A.P. & Zäske, R. (2008). Auditory adaptation in voice perception. Current Biology, 18, 684-688.

Selected conference presentations

Zäske, R., Volberg, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2015). Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. Poster presented at the Swiss Memory Workshop, August 2015, Spiez, Switzerland.

Zäske, R., Volberg, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2014). Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. Poster presented at the 20th OHBM Annual Meeting, June 2014, Hamburg, Germany.

Zäske, R., Volberg, G., Kovács, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2014). Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. Invited talk at the Centre for Cognition, Learning and Memory (CCLM), University of Bern, May 2014, Bern, Switzerland.

Zäske, R., Perlich, M.C., Schweinberger, S.R. (2014). Visual working memory load enhances voice adaptation. Poster presented at the 9th PPRU workshop “Person Perception – From coritcal areas to social functions”, April 2014, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R., Volberg, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2014). Learning to recognize voices: electrophysiological correlates. Talk at the 56th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March/April 2014, Giessen, Germany.

Zäske, R., Volberg, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. Invited talk at the Laboratory of Phonetics (GULP), University of Glasgow, December 2013, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Zäske, R. & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. Poster presented at the “Symposium Person Perception from Face and Voice”, November 2013, Brussels, Belgium.

Zäske, R. (2013). Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. Talk at the 8th PPRU workshop “Foundations of Person Perception Trends in Cognition and Neuroscience”, October 2013, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R., Kaufmann, J.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Neural correlates of voice learning with distinctive and non-distinctive faces. Poster presented at the 8th PPRU workshop “Foundations of Person Perception Trends in Cognition and Neuroscience”, October 2013, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R. , Skuk, V., Kaufmann, J.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Perceiving vocal age and gender: An adaptation approach. Poster presented at the 7th PPRU workshop “Person Perception Preserved and Impaired: Neuroscientific, Clinical, Experimental and Computational Evidence”, October 2012, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R. Effects of bimodal adaptation on voice gender perception. Poster presented at the 7th PPRU workshop “Person Perception Preserved and Impaired: Neuroscientific, Clinical, Experimental and Computational Evidence”, October 2012, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R., Skuk, V., Kaufmann, J.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013).On the representation of vocal age and gender. Talk at the 55th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Zäske, R. (2012). The perception of voices by male and female listeners.  Talk at the 6th PPRU workshop “Person Perception: Individual differences and differences between groups”, October 2012, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R., Kaufmann, J.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Neural correlates of voice learning with distinctive and non-distinctive faces. Poster presented at the Tagung Psychologie und Gehirn, June 2012, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R., Walther, C., Kovacs, G., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Neural correlates of voice identity adaptation. Poster presented at the 1st International Workshop of Segregation and Integration in Music and Language (SIMAL), February 2012, Tübingen, Germany.

Zäske, R., Kaufmann, J.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Neural correlates of voice learning with distinctive and non-distinctive faces. Talk at the Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS), September 2012, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Zäske, R., Fritz, C., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Spatial Inattention Abolishes Voice Adaptation. Poster presented at the 4th PPRU workshop “Hot Topics in Person Perception Research in Europe and Overseas”, October 2011, Jena, Germany.

Zäske, R., Fritz, C., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Inattention abolishes voice adaptation.Talk at the Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Zäske, R. & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Voice Aftereffects of Adaptation to Vocal Age.Talk at the 53rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Halle, Germany.

Zäske, R., Schweinberger, S.R., Kaufmann, J.M., & Kawahara, H. (2009). In the ear of the beholder: Neural correlates of adaptation to voice gender. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), 21 – 24 October 2009, Berlin, Germany.

Zäske, R., Schweinberger, S. R., & Kaufmann, J. M. (2009). In the ear of the beholder – Neural correlates of adaptation to voice gender. Talk at the 51th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Jena

Zäske, R., Kaufmann, J. M., & Schweinberger, S. R. (2007). Effects of attentional load on explicit and implicit memory for voices. Poster session presented at the 49 th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Trier.

Teaching

Seminars – Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Audiovisual Integration and Learning (Empiriepraktikum 2011/12)

Voice learning (Empiriepraktikum 2010/11)

Voice perception and attention (Empiriepraktikum 2010/11)

Perception of social information in voices (Empiriepraktikum 2009/10)

Seminars – Master of Science (Psychology)

Neuropsychology of auditory perception (2012/13; 2014/15)

Neuropsychology of visual perception (2011/12; 2013/14)

Supervision of bachelor (B.Sc.) theses / diploma theses

“Bimodale Adaptation: Einflüsse von Gesichtsinformation auf perzeptuelle Nacheffekte in der Stimmenwahrnehmung” (N. Schimpf, 2012)

“The role of audiovisual integration in voice learning” (C. Mühl, 2012)

“Der Einfluss der Adaptorwahrnehmung auf Stimmengeschlechtsnacheffekte” (M. Keßler, 2011)

“Wahrnehmung von Personen – Die Rolle von Aufmerksamkeit bei perzeptueller Adaptation an die menschliche Stimme” (C. Fritz, 2011)

“Perzeptuelle Adaptation an das Alter von Gesichtern bei jungen und alten Betrachtern” (J. Golle, 2010)

Supervision of Master (M.Sc.) theses

“Wahrnehmung von Attraktivität in der menschlichen Stimme durch deutsche und türkische Hörer” (G. Turan, 2015)

“Implizite Wahrnehmung von Stimmen im vernachlässigten Hörfeld bei Patienten mit akustischem Hemineglect” (K. Groß, 2013)