Jens Kreitewolf, Ph.D.

Dr. Jens Kreitewolf is a Faculty Lecturer in the Departments of Psychology and Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University, where he teaches courses in statistics, research methodology, and psychophysics. Dr. Kreitewolf received his M.Sc. in Psychology from Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) in 2009 with a thesis on the cortical processing of moving sound sources. In 2014, he received a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Psychology from the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) for his work on neural and behavioral interactions in the processing of speech and speaker information. Before his current position at McGill University, Dr. Kreitewolf was a postdoctoral fellow at BRAMS (2016) and at the University of Lübeck (2017-2020).

Dr. Kreitewolf’s research covers various topics of auditory cognition and auditory cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, he investigates how the auditory system solves everyday listening tasks, such as accomplishing robust speech comprehension under adverse listening conditions. A large part of his research focuses on an important, yet often- overlooked, aspect of speech comprehension—the human voice. How do normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners use acoustic voice features to navigate at the “cocktail party? How does familiarity with a talker’s voice help speech comprehension? To tackle these and other questions, Dr. Kreitewolf uses elaborate experimental designs and advanced methods of psychophysics and neuroimaging.

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