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Elena Bolt

Elena Bolt, M.Sc.

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I am a PhD student in the Computational Neuroscience of Speech & Hearing research group led by Nathalie Giroud, where I joined in January 2021. I am passionate about cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, signal processing, and data science. And I love working with study participants and mentoring student thesis projects!

I am also a fellow of The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE IMPRS).

Current research

In my doctoral project, I am investigating speech processing in the brains of older adults. I am particularly interested in identifying neural markers that may provide early signs of cognitive impairment. To this end, I collect data using the Linguistic Research Infrastructure (LiRI), where I perform cognitive and audiometric testing, as well as electroencephalography (EEG) measurements with elderly participants. Through my data analyses, I particularly benefit from the work by the developers of MNE.

Previous research

I hold a Master of Science in Psychology with a focus on Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Zurich. During my Master's studies, I conducted research in the domain of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Bodily Self under the supervision of Bigna Lenggenhager, specifically on the topic of virtual gender swap and auditory self-awareness from a first- versus third-person perspective.

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