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Physics: Cognitive Systems
Alexandra Bendixen

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Bendixen

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Bendixen in physics building    Alexandra Bendixen
   Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil., Psychologist
   Professor of "Structure and function of cognitive systems"
   Phone: +49 371 531-31681
   Fax: +49 371 531-831681
   Room: Campus Reichenhainer Straße, Physikbau, C60.137
   E-Mail: alexandra.bendixen@...


Academic service at TU Chemnitz

Education and career path

  • since 04/2015: Professor (W3) of "Structure and function of cognitive systems", Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 2013-2015: Assistant Professor ("Juniorprofessorin", W1) of "Psychophysiology of Hearing", Oldenburg University
  • 2010-2013: Researcher and Lecturer ("Akademische Rätin") at the Institute of Psychology, Leipzig University, Group "Cognitive including Biological Psychology" - Habilitation "A new look at the old-plus-new heuristic: Sound predictability facilitates auditory scene analysis"
  • 2008-2009: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, with an individual DFG fellowship
  • 2005-2008: Scholar in the DFG graduate program "Function of attention in cognition" (DFG 1182), Leipzig - PhD thesis "Detecting regular relations in the environment: On the extraction and application of rules in dynamic tone sequences"
  • 1999-2005: Studies of psychology at Leipzig University and Université Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble, France) - Diploma thesis "Temporal processing in the auditory system – From duration of perception to perception of duration?"


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Acquired funding

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Editorial service

  • Psychophysiology: Associate Editor (2015-2016)
  • Clinical Neurophysiology: Member of the Editorial Board (2014-2020)
  • Psychological Research: Guest Editor of a special issue on "Auditory Attention" (with Iring Koch, RWTH Aachen), 2014

Reviewer activity

for research funding bodies

  • Danish Council for Independent Research
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)
  • Exploratory Research Space, RWTH Aachen
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Medical Research Council (MRC), GB
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Program of the "Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst" for promotion of applied research and development
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

for 58 peer-refereed journals:
Acta Acustica · Advances in Cognitive Psychology · Archives of Acoustics · Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics · Biological Psychiatry · Biological Psychology · BMC Neuroscience · Brain · Brain and Cognition · Brain and Language · Brain Research · Brain Sciences · Brain Topography · British Journal of Psychology · Cerebral Cortex · Child Development · Clinical Neurophysiology · Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience · Cognitive Psychology · Cortex · Current Biology · Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience · Developmental Science · eLife · Emotion · European Journal of Neuroscience · Experimental Brain Research · Experimental Psychology · Frontiers in Cognitive Science · Frontiers in Human Neuroscience · Frontiers in Psychology · Hearing Research · International Journal of Audiology · International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology · International Journal of Psychophysiology · Journal of the Acoustical Society of America · Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience · Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance · Journal of Neurolinguistics · Journal of Neurophysiology · Journal of Neuroscience · Journal of Physiology - Paris · Journal of Psychophysiology · Neurobiology of Aging · Neuroimage · Neuropsychologia · Neuroscience Letters · Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B - Biological Sciences · PLoS Computational Biology · PLoS One · Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B - Biological Sciences · Psychological Bulletin · Psychological Research · Psychonomic Bulletin & Review · Psychophysiology · Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology · Schizophrenia Research · Scientific Reports

Press Articles

  • Foundations Laid for Ultrafast Magnetic Memory

    International research team with participants from Chemnitz University of Technology observes ultra-fast motion in ferromagnetic thin film systems for the first time - Publication in Nature Physics …

  • The End of the United Kingdom?

    On May 6, 2021, Scotland will elect a new parliament - Prof. Dr. Klaus Stolz, Professorship of British and American Cultural/Social Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology, looks at the upcoming parliamentary election in Scotland and its possible consequences. …

  • Large-Scale Research Center to Show Prospects for Lusatia

    The technical universities in Chemnitz, Dresden, and Freiberg want to establish a large-scale federal research center in the energy region of Lusatia, thereby providing essential momentum for a future energy industry and sustainably shaping structural change in the region …

  • Saxon Application Among Finalists in Selection for National Hydrogen Center

    Saxony's application for the establishment of the national hydrogen technology center was convincing in the first round of the nationwide competition - Now the final phase begins, in which the remaining three applicants will compete in feasibility studies …