Vanessa Frei

Vanessa Frei, M.Sc

Doctoral student

vanessa.frei@uzh.ch

I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Zurich in the field of psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience. In the course of my master's thesis, I investigated bodily plasticity in the form of embodiment and which socio-cognitive attitudes are associated with altered bodily states and whether they can be influenced by them. I mainly worked with virtual bodily illusions and electroencephalography.

Since June 2021 I am a Ph.D. student in the Computational Neuroscience of Speech & Hearing group at the Phonetics and Speech Sciences unit at the Department of Computational Linguistics. My research currently focuses on the relationship between hearing loss and dementia with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the underlying neural changes in order to develop potential preventive interventions and training in the field of dementia research.