M. Schwartze

My work focuses on the functional and neural mechanisms underlying the ability to predictively adapt the timing of motor and non-motor cognitive behavior to a dynamic environment. Within this broader context I am particularly interested in the role and the interplay of classical motor structures such as the cerebellum, the basal ganglia and the supplementary motor area in auditory temporal processing and the optimal allocation of attention in time. I use EEG to investigate the modulation of several electrophysiological markers (ERPs, oscillatory activity) by timing manipulations, as well as structural MRI and lesion-mapping techniques in patient populations to differentiate the contribution of specific brain structures to these mechanisms.


Research Interest

- Temporal processing in healthy and patient populations

- Sensorimotor synchronization and predictive adaptation

- Dynamic allocation of attention in time

- Speech perception and production


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