Team

Dr. phil. Verena G. Skuk

verena.skuk [at] uni-jena.de

Department of Otolaryngology
Institute of Phoniatry and Pedaudiology
Jena University Hospital
Am Klinikum 1
07743 Jena, Germany

Office:
Institute for Psychology
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Am Steiger 3/1, Room: 115
07743 Jena, Germany

+49 (0)3641 9 45 177

Curriculum Vitae

Positions and Academic Education

9/16 – present Postdoctoral Researcher under Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Orlando Guntinas-Lichius Department of Otolaryngology, Institute of Phoniatry and Pedaudiology, Jena, University Hospital, Germany, TAB Verbund-Projekt „Innovative Methoden und Technologien für das räumliche Hören und Sprachverstehen mit Hörimplantaten“ (more information: https://www.uniklinikum-jena.de/hno/Forschung/Studien/Verbundprojekte.html)
10/15 – 09/15 Postdoctoral Researcher under Prof. Stefan R. Schweinberger, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, BMBF Verbund-Projekt „IRESTRA“ https://www.irestra.de/
09/14 – 09/15 Postdoctoral Researcher under Prof. Stefan R. Schweinberger, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, DFG-Project “Voice Perception – Basic Parameters”
09/14 Defense of the phD Thesis: „The Perception of Speaker Gender and Speaker Identity in the Human Voice“
11/09 – 08/14 Interdisciplinary phD Student and Post-Graduate Researcher, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
10/09 Defense of the Diplom Thesis: “Studie zur Wahrnehmung und Wirkung chromatischer und achromatischer
Spiegelungen in der Windschutzscheibe“
11/08 – 05/09 Internship and Thesis Writing at the Virtual Reality Lab, Volkswagen AG, 38436 Wolfsburg
04/08 – 09/08 Student Research Assistant at the Chair of Computer Graphics, Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany
09/07 – 02/08 Internship at Jena-Optronik GmbH, Jena
06/06 – 09/06 Research Assistant at the Chair of Computer Graphics, Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany
10/03 – 09/04 Research Assistant at the Chair Psychophysiology and Perception, Jun-Prof. Dr. Anke Huckauf, Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany

Reviewing for scientific journals

  • Cognition
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • JASA Express Letters
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Perception
  • Plos One
  • Royal Society Proceedings B

Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Kawahara, H., Skuk, V.G. (in press), Voice Morphing, invited Chapter to appear in S. Frühholz and P. Belin (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chilian, A., Gadyuchko, M., Kátai, A., Klein, F., Sattel, T., Skuk, V. G., & Werner, S. (accepted). Innovative methods and technologies for spatial listening and speech intelligibility using hearing implants. Paper to present in August 23-25 at the ISAAR – International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, Topic: Adaptive Processes in Hearing, Nyborg, Denmark.

Zäske, R., Limbach, K., Schneider, D., Skuk, V.G., Dobel, C., Guntinas-Lichius, O., & Schweinberger, S.R. (in press). Electrophysiological correlates of voice memory for young and old speakers in young and old listeners, Neuropsychologia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.08.011

Skuk, V.G., Palermo, R., Broemer, L., & Schweinberger, S.R. (accepted 6 January, 2017). Autistic Traits are Linked to Individual Differences in Familiar Voice Identification. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3039-y

Skuk, V.G., Damman, L.M, Schweinberger, S.R. (2015), Role of Timbre and Fundamental Frequency in Voice Gender Adaptation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(1180), http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4927696

Schweinberger, S.R., Kawahara, H., Simpson, A.P., Skuk, V.G., & Zaeske, R. (2014). Speaker Perception. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 5(1), 15-25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/Wcs.1261

Skuk, V. G., Schweinberger, S.R. (2014) . Influences of Fundamental Frequency, Formant Frequencies, Aperiodicity and Spectrum Level on the Perception of Voice Gender. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(1), 285-296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2013/12-0314)

Kawahara, H., Morise, M., Banno, H., & Skuk, V.G. (2013). Temporally variable multi-aspect N-way morphing based on interference-free speech representations. In Proc. Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA), 2013 Asia-Pacific, 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APSIPA.2013.6694355

Skuk, V.G., Schweinberger, S.R. (2013). Adaptation Aftereffects in Vocal Emotion Perception Elicited by Expressive Faces and Voices. Plos ONE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0081691

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.09.009

Skuk, V. G., Schweinberger, S.R. (2013) . Gender Differences in familiar voice identification. Hearing Research, 296,  131-140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2012.11.004

Conference Presentations and Talks

Skuk, V.G., Broemer, L., Palermo, R. & Schweinberger, S.R., (2016). Autistic Traits are Linked to Individual Differences in Familiar Voice Identification. Poster presentation at the 9th Scientific Meeting for Autism Spectrum Conditions “Therapy Methods”, March 2016, Jena, Germany.

Skuk, V.G., Broemer, L., & Schweinberger, S.R., (2015). Individual Differences In Familiar Voice Identification. Talk at the 12th PPRU Workshop “Person Perception -Current Topics and Perspectives”, October 2015, Jena, Germany. (abstract as .pdf)

Kirchen, L., Skuk, V.G., Schmidt, T., Guntinas-Lichius, G., Feuer, U., Voigt, P., & Schweinberger, S.R., (2015). Perception of Social Information in Voices by Cochlear-Implant Users. Poster presentation at the 12th PPRU Workshop “Person Perception -Current Topics and Perspectives”, October 2014, Jena, Germany. (abstract as .pdf)

Zaeske, R., Skuk, V.G. & Schweinberger, S.R., (2015). The Relationship of Attractiveness and Distinctiveness in Voices and Faces of Young Adult Speakers. Poster presentation at the 12th PPRU Workshop “Person Perception -Current Topics and Perspectives”, October 2014, Jena, Germany. (abstract as .pdf)

Koehler, H., Skuk, V.G. & Schweinberger, S.R., (2015). Multimodal Aftereffects in the Perception of Vocal Age Elicited by Faces and Voices. Poster presentation at the 12th PPRU Workshop “Person Perception -Current Topics and Perspectives”, October 2014, Jena, Germany. (abstract as .pdf)

Skuk, V.G. (2014). The Perception of Speake Gender and Speaker Identity. Talk at the 10th PPRU Workshop “Person Perception – Person Impressions, Emotions, and Social Cognitive Neuroscience”, October 2014, Jena, Germany. (abstract as .pdf)

Skuk, V. G., Dammann, L.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Role of Vocal Tract Resonances and Fundamental Frequency in Voice Gender Adaptation.  Poster presentation at 8th PPRU Workhop “Foundations of Person Perception – Trends in Cognition and Neuroscience”, October 2013, Jena, Germany. (abstract as .pdf)

Skuk, V.G., Schweinberger. S.R. (2013). Uni-, bi- and crossmodal adaptation aftereffects in vocal emotion perception. Poster presentation at 7th PPRU Workhop “Person Perception: Preserved and Impaired: Neuroscientific, Clinical, Experimental and Computational Evidence”, April 2013, Jena, Germany.  (abstract as .pdf)

Skuk, V.G., Schweinberger. S.R. (2013). Aftereffects in the perception of vocal emotion caused by unimodal, bimodal, and crossmodal adaptation. Talk at the 55th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Skuk, V. G., Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Individual Differences and Gender Differences in Voice Perception (abstract.pdf).  Talk at  the 6th PPRU Workshop “Person Perception: Individual differences and differences between groups”, October 2012, Jena, Germany.

Skuk, V. G., Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Multimodale Nacheffekte bei der Verarbeitung auditiver emotionaler Stimmen.  Poster presentation at Psychologie und Gehirn, June 2012, Jena, Germany.

Skuk, V.G., Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Individual differences in familiar voice identification among a group of adolescents. Talk at the 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), April 2012, Mannheim, Germany.

Skuk, V. G., Schweinberger, S.R. (2012). Impact of Different Acoustic Parameters on the Perception of Gender in Voices. Talk at the 4th PPRU Workshop “Hot Topics in Person Perception Research in Europe and Overseas”, October 2011, Jena, Germany.

Schweinberger, S. R., Walther, C., Skuk, V. G., Kovács, G., & Zäske, R. (2011). Perception of Voice Gender and Identity: Neurophysiological Correlates. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS 2011), July 2011, Nottingham, UK.

Skuk, V. G., Zäske, R., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Influences of Fundamental Frequency, Formant Frequencies, Aperiodicity and Spectral Level Information on the Perception of Gender in Voices. Talk at the 3rd PPRU Workshop “Integrating Cognitive, Neuroscientific, and Social Approaches to Person Perception: Current Status and Future Perspectives”, May 2011, Jena, Germany.

Skuk, V. G., Zäske, R., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). “Voice Averaging” of Natural Speech: A Study on Perceptual Adaptation to Speaker Identity using Morphed Voices . Poster presented at International Workshop on Voice and Speech Processing in Social Interactions, April, 2011, Glasgow, Scotland.

Skuk, V. G., Zäske, R., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Voice Averaging of natural Speech – A study on the identification of personally familiar speaker using perceptual adaptation paradigms. Talk at the 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 2011, Halle, Germany.

Skuk, V. G., Schweinberger, S.R., Zäske, R., & Kawahara, H. (2010). Voice averaging in natural sentence stimuli: Studying the identification of personally familiar voices from identity-reduced (anticaricatured) morphs”, Poster presntation at the 2nd PPRU Workshop “Person Perception 25 years after Bruce and Young (1986)”, October 14-16, 2010, Jena, Germany.

Teaching

Seminars – Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

  • Seminar: Neurology of Auditory Perception (2015)
  • Empirisches Forschungsseminar 2: Auditorische und crossmodale Adaptation bei der Wahrnehmung von Emotion in der menschlichen Stimme Schweinberger, Spuk (04/2011 – 09/2011)
  • Empirisches Forschungsseminar 1: Auditorische und crossmodale Adaptation bei der Wahrnehmung von Emotion in der menschlichen Stimme – Schweinberger, Spuk (10/2010 – 04/2011)

Supervision

  • Wulf, C. (aktuell) Master thesis, working title:  “Role of Timbre and F0 in Vocal Emotion Adaptation in Cochlea Implant Users
  • Martin, F. (2016) Bachelor thesis: “Norm-based Coding of Personally Familiar voices: Effects of Anti-Voice Adaptation in Sentence Stimuli
  • Schlee, S. (2016) Bachelor thesis: “Adaptation bei der Wahrnehmung des Alters von Sprechern: Beiträge verschiedener akustischer Parameter
  • Kirchen, L.M. (2016) Master thesis: “Perception of Social Information in Voices by Cochlear Implant Users
  • Krebs, J., Weidner, N., & Hinschig, R. (2014-2015) Schülerseminarfacharbeit „Stimmenidentifikation bekannter Stimmen“, Carl-Zeiss-Gymnasium, doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3039-y
  • Köhler, H. (2015) Bachelor thesis: “Multimodal Aftereffects in the Perception of Vocal Age Elicited by Faces and Voices“
  • Dammann, L. (2013) Bachelor thesis: “Adaptation bei der Wahrnehmung des Geschlechts in der Stimme – Die Rolle der Grundfrequenz und der Vokaltraktresonanzen doi:10.1121/1.4927696
  • Degelmann, L., Hammer, A., Rosenkranz, H., & Sauter, B., (2010/2011) Schülerseminarfacharbeit: „Die menschliche Stimme: Höre ich wer du bist?“ Anger-Gymnasiums, Jena, doi:10.1016/j.heares.2012.11.004