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Dr. phil. Anja Hahne

Dr. phil. Anja Hahne

Anja Hahne was already very interested in language and language processing during her studies of psychology in Gießen and Marburg. As a research fellow at the Free University Berlin and later at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, she worked on the neural basis of language processing, on first language acquisition in children and second language learning in adults. Together with Prof. Rösler and Prof. Friederici, she was one of the first to examine syntactic processing mechanisms using event-related potentials.

In 2010 Anja Hahne established the neurocognitive research lab at the Saxonian Cochlear Implant Center (former medical director: Prof. Dr. Dirk Mürbe) which is now part of the ERCD. Her position at the University Hospital in Dresden allows her an exciting combination of clinical work and research with CI patients. The technology of the cochlear implant and the brain's power to decode its (artificial) signal still fascinate her to this day.

Group leader Neurocognition

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 Scientific career

Research profiles

Selected publications

  • Finkl, T., Hahne, A., Friederici, A.D., Gerber, J., Mürbe, D., & Anwander, A. (2020). Language without speech: Segregating distinct circuits in the human brain. Cerebral Cortex, 30, 812-823.
  • Vavatzanidis, N.K., Mürbe, D., Friederici, A.D., & Hahne, A. (2018). Establishing a mental lexicon with cochlear implants: an ERP study with young children. Scientific Reports, 8:910.
  • Hahne, A., Mainka, A., Leuner, A. & Mürbe, D. (2016). Adult cochlear implant users are able to discriminate basic tonal features in musical patterns: Evidence from event-related potentials. Otology & Neurootology, 37, e360-e368.
  • Bruns, L., Mürbe, D. & Hahne, A. (2016). Understanding music with cochlear implants. Scientific Reports, 6, 32026.
  • Gohil, K., Hahne, A., & Beste, C. (2016). Improvements of sensorimotor processes during action cascading associated with changes in sensory processing architecture–insights from sensory deprivation. Scientific Reports, 6, 28259.
  • Vavatzanidis, N.K., Mürbe, D., Friederici, A.D., & Hahne, A. (2016). The perception of stress pattern in young cochlear implanted children: an EEG study. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • Vavatzanidis, N.K., Mürbe, D., Friederici, A.D., & Hahne, A. (2015). The basis for language acquisition: Congenitally deaf infants discriminate vowel length in the first months after cochlear implantation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 2447-2441.
  • Hahne, A., Wolf, A., Müller, J., Mürbe, D., & Friederici, A.D. (2012). Sentence comprehension in proficient adult cochlear implant users: On the vulnerability of syntax. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27, 1192-1204., Author's original manuscript