Welcome to Europe's southern most psycholinguist
My career has followed a north-south pattern. After studying in Bielfeld, Germany (52.0°N),
I moved south for my PhD in Maastricht, The Netherlands (50.8° N) and then north again (51.8° N) to
Nijmegen, The Netherlands, for a position at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
This has hence been an international career, but, geographically, it was quite limited. spanning only 1.2° degrees of latitude.
The next move had to be south again, and it is, only slightly further this time: to 35.9°N. Here I an now an associate professor at the Department of Cognitive Science of the University of Malta. If you are interested in how life is on my Malta, have a look here
My research still focuses on ecological aspects of speech perception. That is, how can we perceive the speech in real life with all its variation due to the speaker (e.g., Mitterer, 2006a, Phonetica; Mitterer, Chen, & Zhou, 2011, Cognitive Science) and the phonetic context in which a word or segment appears (Mitterer, 2006b, Perception & Psychophysics; Mitterer, Kim, & Cho, 2013). My interest in speech perception also lead to forays into other domains, such as speech production (Mitterer, & Ernestus, 2008) and colour perception (Mitterer & de Ruiter, 2008). On this page, you'll find a short bio and some "featured" research.