Anna-Katharina Bauer, PhD Candidate

European Medical School 
Department of Psychology
Neuopsychology Lab 
26111 Oldenburg 

Phone: +49 (0)441 - 798-4945
Fax.:+49 (0)441 - 798-5522 

Email: katharina.bauer(at)
Office: A07–0–047a (Campus Haarentor)

Research interests

My research focuses on the relationship between brain rhythms and related sensory rhythms. More specifically, I am interested whether temporal expectancies, as they occur for example in musical rhythms or speech, are related to neural entrainment. My project investigates the temporal evolution of entrainment as well as the influence of cross-modal phase entrainment on the human auditory cortex using neuroimaging methods such as EEG and MEG. The project is funded by SFB/TRR31 The active auditory system (project A15:

Education - Career

Since Oct. 2013
PhD student at Neuropsychology Lab, Institute of Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Mar. 2016 - Oct. 2016
Visiting Researcher, Dynamic Neuroimaging Laboratory, McGill University, Canada

Aug. 2012 - Feb. 2013
Research Assistant, Music, Mind and Brain Group, Goldsmiths, University of London, England

2011 - 2013
MSc Neurocognitive Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

2008 - 2011
BSc Psychology, Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria


Bauer, A.-K. R., Jaeger, M., Thorne, J. D., Bendixen, A., & Debener, S. (2015).
The auditory dynamic attending theory revisited: A closer look at the pitch comparison task.
Brain Research. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2015.04.032

Bauer, A.-K. R., Kreutz, G., & Herrmann, C. S. (2015).
Individual musical tempo preference correlates with EEG beta rhythm.
Psychophysiology, 52(4), 600-604. 10.1111/psyp.12375

Schaal, N. K., Bauer, A.-K. R., & Müllensiefen, D. (2014).
Ein Fragebogeninstrument zur Messung musikalischer Erfahrenheit: Replikation und Validierung des Gold-MSI anhand einer deutschen Stichprobe. [The Gold-MSI: Replication and Validation of a Questionnaire Instrument for the Measurement of Musical Sophistication on the basis of a German Sample].
Musicae Scientiae, 18(4), 423-447. doi:10.1177/1029864914541851