Max Planck Research Group

Neural and Environmental Rhythms

The Max Planck Research Group "Neural and Environmental Rhythms" explores how synchrony between brain rhythms and environmental rhythms shapes our perception of the world. We use psychophysics, M/EEG, and noninvasive brain stimulation to do this. 

We're based in Frankfurt at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. 

Interested in getting involved? If you are local to Frankfurt and want to participate in our experiments, you can find a list of active studies here. You can also check for job openings and volunteer opportunities on our Get Involved page. 

During the pandemic, we've been inviting authors to (very informally) discuss their own work with us during our journal clubs. Have a paper you think we'd enjoy? Want some feedback on an undercooked project? Get in touch!


  • Welcome to the group Liza Mekschrat, who will join us for an internship over the next few months!

  • Welcome to new group members Lea Kerciku and Minju Kim. Both are student assistants from the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience program here in Frankfurt. 

  • Yuranny Cabral-Calderin presented our latest findings at APAN 2020 (Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience)!

  • Congratulations to Vera Komeyer and Nicole Huizinga! The group's first master students have finished and moved on to bigger and better things. 

  • Welcome to new group members Keyvan Mahjoory (postdoc), Celine Bialek (student assistant), and Christina Frede-Trujillo (student assistant) to the group! 


Check out our Research page for full project descriptions.

Test–retest reliability of neural entrainment in the human auditory system