Sabine Liliana Leske

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Room V01-03
Visiting address Forskningsv. 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1133 Blindern 0318 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Neuronal Oscillations 
  • Predictive Coding
  • Auditory and Rhythm Perception
  • EEG and intracranial EEG

Current Research

The aim of my postdoc project is to reveal cognitive mechanisms underlying the ability to predict events that evolve over time and are rhythmic in nature. The main goal is to investigate the functional role of neuronal oscillations in auditory and rhythm perception in the light of predictive coding. The pivotal role of the prefrontal cortex in perceptual prediction will be examined via electroencephalography (EEG) in patients with frontal lesions and healthy controls and via intracranial recording (SEEG).




Doctor of Natural Science, University of Konstanz, Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology. Doctoral Thesis: Have you heard? Auditory perceptual awareness is predisposed and accompanied by oscillatory activity and network dynamics in the alpha band.

Diplom in Psychology, Technical University of Berlin. Diplom Thesis: Increasing the specificity of a Brain-Computer Interface based on error potentials.


Positions held

  • 2018  Guest researcher,  FRONT neurolab, University of Oslo
  • 2016 - 2017  Postdoctoral fellow, Neuroelectromagnetic Oscillations Laboratory (NEMOlab), University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2015 - 2016  Researcher, NEMOlab, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 2012   Guest researcher, CIMeC, University if Trento, Italy
  • 2011 - 2014 Doctoral fellow, OBOBlab, Universitz of Konstanz, Germany
  • 2010  Researcher,  CoTeSys-Cluster, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany



Leske, S., Dalal, S.S. (2019). Reducing power line noise in EEG and MEG data via spectrum interpolation. NeuroImage. 

Frey, J.N., Ruhnau, P., Leske, S., Siegel, M., Braun, C. and Weisz, N. (2016). The Tactile Window to Consciousness is Characterized by Frequency-Specific Integration and Segregation of the Primary Somatosensory Cortex. Scientific Reports.

Leske, S., Ruhnau, P., Frey, J., Lithari, C., Müller, N., Hartmann, T. and Weisz, N. (2015). Prestimulus Network Intergration of Auditory Cortex Predisposes Near-Threshold Perception Independently of Local Excitability. Cerebral Cortex. 

Hauswald, A., Übelacker, T., Leske, S., Weisz, N. (2015). What it means to be Zen: Marked modulations of local and interareal synchronization during open monitoring meditation. NeuroImage. 

Leske, S., Tse, A., Oosterhof, N., Hartmann, T., Müller, N., Keil, J. and Weisz, N. (2014). The strength of alpha and beta oscillations parametrically scale with the strength of an illusory auditory percept. NeuroImage. 

Müller, N., Leske, S., Hartmann, T., Szebeny, S. and Weisz, N. (2014). Listen to yourself: The medial prefrontal cortex modulates auditory alpha power during speech preparation. Cerebral Cortex. 

Weisz, N., Müller, N., Jatzev, S., & Bertrand, O. (2014). Oscillatory alpha modulations in right auditory regions reflect validity of acoustic cues in an auditory spatial attention task. Cerebral Cortex. 

Zander, T.O., Lehne, M. Ihme, K., Jatzev, S., Correia, J., Kothe, C., Picht, B., Nijboer, F. (2012). A dry EEG-system for scientific research and brain-computer interfaces. Frontiers in Neuroprosthetics.

Zander, T. O., Jatzev, S. (2012). Context-aware brain-computer interfaces: Exploring the information space of user, technical system and environment. Journal of Neural Engineering. 

Book chapters
Zander, T.O., Kothe, C., Jatzev, S., Gaertner, M. (2010). Enhancing Human-Computer Interaction with input from active and passive Brain-Computer Interfaces. In Tan, Nijholt (Eds.): (B+H)CI: The Human in Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Brain in Human-Computer Interactions.

Published Sep. 12, 2018 4:23 PM - Last modified Dec. 5, 2019 11:24 AM