PhD Student
Psychoacoustics and Experimental Audiology

Tel. +43 1 51581-2538
Email: karolina.ignatiadis(at)


Academic Background

2017:                MSc (distinction) Neural Systems and Computation, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2014:                BSc (distinction) Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Current Research

Within the Born2Hear project I am working on unraveling the brain circuitry behind the auditory looming bias.
Combining psychophysics and neurophysiological measures, our aim here is to study how humans process and decode their auditory environment. In performing studies within different age groups, we want to understand how this process unfolds during the human lifespan.

My background lies in physics and computational neuroscience, while, prior to my PhD I briefly passed by the hearing aid industry. The motivation for my work comes from a long-standing interest in music and the astounding
effect it can have on us, as well as a (long-standing, too) curiosity about the human brain.



  • Ignatiadis K.; Barumerli R.; Tóth B.; Baumgartner R. (2022) Benefits of individualized brain anatomies and EEG electrode positions for auditory cortex localization. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics for the special issue "From the Ear to the Brain", Bd. 16, S. 970372.
  • Ignatiadis K.; Baier D.; Tóth B.; Baumgartner R. (2021) Neural mechanisms underlying the auditory looming bias. Auditory Perception & Cognition, S. 1-14.
  • Ignatiadis K.; Tóth B.; Baumgartner R. (2020) Behavioral and neural peculiarities of auditory looming perception in humans. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2020, Lyon. Lyon S. 907-911.
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