Dr. Eveline Geiser

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)

Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Radiology


McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Research Affiliate

Email: egei,


2007 Ph.D., University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Neuroscience

2005 M.S., University of Zurich, Psychology

Research Fields




Cognitive Sciences


Timing / Time perception

Publications (Selected)

  1. Clarke, S. and Geiser, E. (2015). Roaring lions and chirruping lemurs: how the brain encodes sound objects in space. Neuropsychologia (in press).
  2. Matusz, P.J., Thelen, A., Amrein, S., Geiser, E., Anken, J., Murray, M.M. (2014).The role of auditory cortices in the retrieval of single-trial auditory-visual memories. European Journal of Neuroscience, in press.
  3. Geiser E., Walker K., and Bendor D. (2014). Global timing: A conceptual framework to investigate the neural basis of rhythm perception in humans and non-human species. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00159.
  4. Geiser, E., Kjelgaard M, Christodoulou JA, Cyr A, and Gabrieli JD. (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.
  5. Geiser E. and Gabrieli JDE. (2013). Influence of rhythmic grouping on duration perception: A novel auditory illusion. PLoS One, 8(1): e54273. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054273.
  6. Geiser, E., Notter, M., and Gabrieli J.D.E. (2012). A cortico-striatal neural system enhances auditory perception through temporal context processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(18), 6177-82.
  7. Geiser, E., Gabrieli, J.D.E. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012). Temporal regularity in speech perception: Is regularity beneficial or detrimental? Proceedings of Meetings in Acoustics. 14, 060004.
  8. Geiser, E. and 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.
  9. Geiser, E., Sandmann, P., Meyer, M., and Jancke, L. (2010). Refinement of meter perception – training increases hierarchical metre processing. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 1979-1985.
  10. Geiser, E., Ziegler, E., Jancke, L., and Meyer, M. (2009). Early electrophysiological correlates of meter and rhythm processing in music perception. Cortex, 45(1), 93-102.
  11. Geiser, E., Zaehle, T., Jancke, L., and 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.
  12. Schmidt, C.F., Meyer, M., Zaehle T., Geiser E., Boesiger P., and Jancke L. (2008). Silent and continuous scanning differentially modulate activation in an auditory language comprehension task. Human Brain Mapping. 29(1), 46ff.
  13. Zaehle T., Geiser E., Alter K., Jancke L., Meyer M. (2008). Segmental processing in the human auditory dorsal stream. Brain Research, 1220, 179-90.

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Last Updated: 2015-07-06