Group Leader and Research Scientist
Musicality and Bioacoustics
Machine Learning

Tel: +43 1 51581-2556
Email: marisa.hoeschele(at)

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Academic Background

Marisa Hoeschele got a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Guelph, Canada in 2006. After that she completed an M.Sc. and PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Comparative Cognition and Behaviour at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2013. In 2013 she moved to Vienna as a post-doc and built the budgerigar laboratory at the Department of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna. In October 2018 she moved to the Acoustics Research Institute to build the “Musicality and Bioacoustics” research group where the budgerigar laboratory now resides. In December 2022 she received her Habilitation from the University of Vienna. 

Current Research

Marisa Hoeschele conducts cross-species research on how humans compare to other species in their perception, production and appreciation of sound.