Eveline Geiser


Eveline Geiser Ph.D.

Currently lecturer at the Centre Hospitalier Universitair de Vaudoise (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland

I am a research scientist in the Gabrieli Laboratory. I investigate the neural markers of perceptual efficiency with the goal of establishing early indicators for processing impairment in neural circuits and developing potential treatment methods. Toward this aim, I investigate the brain organization of high-level auditory perception. Specifically, I explore the neural mechanisms of auditory global timing perception in the human brain, namely, in the cortico-striatal system. My scientific work investigates perceptive phenomena as well as auditory cognition and their typical and atypical forms throughout the human life span. I use a broad set of neuroimaging, pharmacological, and behavioral research methods.

Peer-reviewed publications

Geiser, E., Walker, K. & Bendor, D. (in press). The neural processing of local and global timing in the auditory system. Frontiers in System Neuroscience.

Geiser, E., Kjelgaard Rockcastle, M, & Gabrieli J.D.E. (2013). Auditory temporal structure processing in dyslexia: Processing of prosodic phrase boundaries is not impaired in children with dyslexia. Annals in Dyslexia. doi: 10.1007/s11881-013-0087-7.

Geiser, E. & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2013). Influence of rhythmic grouping on duration perception: A novel auditory illusion. PLoS One, 8(1): e54273. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054273.

Geiser, E., Notter, M., & Gabrieli J.D.E. (2012). A cortico-striatal neural system enhances auditory perception through temporal context processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(18), 6177-82. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5153-11.2012.

Geiser, E., Gabrieli, J.D.E. & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012). Temporal regularity in speech perception: Is regularity beneficial or detrimental? Proceedings of Meetings in Acoustics. 14, doi:pii: 060004.

Geiser, E. & Kaelin-Lang, A. (2011). The function of dopaminergic neural signal transmission in auditory pulse perception: Evidence from dopaminergic treatment in Parkinson’s Patients. Behavioral Brain Research, 225, 270-275. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.07.019.

Geiser, E., Sandmann, P., Meyer, M., & Jancke, L. (2010). Refinement of meter perception – training increases hierarchical metre processing. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 1979-1985. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07462.x. Epub 2010 Nov 3. Erratum in: Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Dec;34(12):2064.

Geiser, E., Ziegler, E., Jancke, L., & Meyer, M. (2009). Early electrophysiological correlates of meter and rhythm processing in music perception. Cortex, 45(1), 93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2007.09.010.

Geiser, E., Zaehle, T., Jancke, L., & Meyer, M. (2008). The neural correlate of speech rhythm as evidenced by meter processing: an fMRI study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 20(3). 541-552.

Schmidt, C.F., Meyer, M., Zaehle, T., Geiser, E., Boesiger, P., & Jancke, L. (2008). Silent and continuous scanning differentially modulate activation in an auditory language comprehension task. Human Brain Mapping. 29(1), 46ff.

Scientific Services

Ad-hoc reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), European Commission (EC), Brain, Journal of Neuroscience, Behavioral Brain Functions, Music Perception, Hearing Research, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Brian Topography.

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