Steffen A. Herff

Research StudentSteffen Herff

Research Program: Music Cognition and Action

Thesis Title

The odds and ends of interference in memory for melody

Research Project

In many memory domains, a decrease in recognition performance between the first and second presentation of an object is observed as the number of intervening items increases. However, this effect is not universal. It is becoming clear that music shows intriguing properties when it comes to memory. 

My PhD project investigates the odds and ends of interference in memory for melody.

In addition to my PhD project, I'm currently working on projects involving auditory pattern recognition using ECoG; inhibiting and enhancing memory for melody using tDCS; loudness perception; joint-action in co-performances under task incongruency; and applied mathematics in music.


2013 – Bachelor of Science Psychology, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany

Contact Steffen
Phone+61 2 9772 6801
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)