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Doctoral student in A02

Juliane Zimmermann

PhD project: “Prosody- and gaze-induced perception of prominence in people with autism spectrum disorder and a control group” (working title)

The aim of the project is to better understand the perception of prosodic prominence in combination with visual "prominence" in people with autism spectrum disorder and controls.


since 2017: Research associate at the department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Cologne, research group „Social Cognition“ (Prof Dr Dr Vogeley); PhD student in project A02 of the CRC („Individual behaviour in encoding and decoding prosodic prominence“)

2014-2017: Master studies „Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences, M.Sc.“, University of Cologne

2009-2014: Bachelor studies „Psychology, B.Sc.“, University of Cologne

2006-2009: Apprenticeship in media design (specialization: digital and print), Cologne


Zimmermann, J. T., Wehrle, S., Cangemi, F., Grice, M., & Vogeley, K. (to appear). Listeners and lookers: Using pitch height and gaze duration for inferring mental states. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Tokyo, Japan, 1–5.

Research focus

Social cognition in psychological disorders