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Department of Comparative Language Science

Martin Meyer, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Fields of research

  • Evolution of Language and Communication
  • Functional Neuroanatomy of Speech and Hearing
  • Auditory Neurocognition of the Aging Brain
  • Neuroplasticity and Neuromodulation of Tinnitus
  • Central Hearing Disorders and Speech Processing

Academic Career

1996   Diploma in Psychology, Free University of Berlin
2000   PhD (Dr. rer. nat), Max-Planck-Institut for Cognitive Neurosciences, Leipzig; Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology, University of Leipzig (DE)
2009   Habilitation (venia legendi), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zurich (CH)
2013   Honorary Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Klagenfurt (A)


UBS Habilitation Award 2009, University of Zurich

CS Best Teaching Award 2012, University of Zurich

Selection of university and public responsibilities

Review and Evaluation

Peer-reviewed Journals

Acta Neuropsychiatrica; Aging Neuropsychol Cog; Ann Neurol; Behav Brain Funct; Biol Psychol; BMC Neurosci, Brain Behav, Brain Lang; Brain; Brain Connect; Brain Imaging Behav; Brain Research; Brain Res Bull; Brain Res Meth; Brain Sci; Brain Topo; Brain Struct Funct; Cereb Cort; Child Adol Psychiatry Ment Health; Cog Affect Behav Neurosci; Cog Brain Res; Cortex; Eur J Neurosci; Front Aud Cog Neurosci; Front Neurol; Front Lang Sci; Hear Res; Hum Brain Mapp; Int J Psychophysiol; J Cog Neurosci; J Integrative Neurosci; J Neurol; J Neurol Sci; Lang Sci; Laterality; Music Sci; Music Percept; NeuroImage; Neuropsychologia; Neuroradiol; Neurosci; Neurosci Biobehav Rev; Neurosci Lett; PLOS One; PLOS Biology, Rest Neurol Neurosci; Science; J Neurosci; Trans Biomedic Eng; Trends Cog Sci; Z Neuropsychol


Research Councils

  • The Wellcome Trust, UK; National Science Foundation (NSF), USA; Swiss National Foundation, CH; CNRS, F; ANR, F/D; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, D; European Research Council (ERC);
  • Israel Science Foundation; National Natural Science Foundation of China

Weiterführende Informationen


Martin Meyer


University of Zurich
Department of Comparative Language Science
Evolutionary Neuroscience of Language
Affolternstrasse 56
CH-8050 Zurich


Phone: +41 44 634 57 82
martin.meyer AT