I studied Biological Psychology at Maastricht University and Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. My main research interest is in the neural basis of auditory scene analysis and attention. My current research focuses on (i) the role of neural entrainment and phase-locking for auditory processing and perception using sensory or non-invasive electric brain stimulation, and EEG, and (ii) the attentional modulation of sound-feature tuning in the human auditory system using EEG/FMRI.


  • Riecke, L., Formisano, E., Sorger, B., Baskent, D., Gaudrain, E. (2018). Neural entrainment to speech modulates speech intelligibility. Current Biology, 28, 161-169.

  • Riecke, L., Peters, J.C., Valente, G., Kemper, V.G., Formisano, E., Sorger, B. (2017). Frequency-selective attention in auditory scenes recruits frequency representations throughout human superior temporal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 27, 3002-3014.

  • Riecke, L., Sack, A.T., Schroeder, C.E.S. (2015). Endogenous delta/theta sound-brain phase entrainment accelerates the buildup of auditory streaming. Current Biology, 25, 3196-201.

  • Riecke, L., Micheyl, C., Oxenham, A.J. (2012). Global not local masker features govern the auditory continuity illusion. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 4660-4.

  • Riecke, L., Esposito, F., Bonte, M., Formisano, E. (2009). Hearing illusory sounds in noise: The timing of sensory-perceptual transformations in auditory cortex. Neuron, 64, 550-61.