Kathrin Rothermich, PhD

Dr. Rothermich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of CSDI. Her research agenda focuses on two challenges that arise frequently during speech perception: (1) segmenting the speech signal into smaller units and (2) assigning meaning to those units and computing pragmatic inferences. To explore how humans cope with these challenges, she employs behavioral, clinical, and neuroscientific methods with a special interest in the influence of acoustic-phonetic information, pragmatic and affective aspects, neurogenic communication disorders, and individual differences.


  • PhD in Cognitive Science, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig, Germany) & University of Potsdam (Germany)
  • Combined BA and MA in Linguistics and Educational Science, University of Leipzig (Germany)

Areas of Interest

Neurolinguistics, neurogenic communication disorders, pragmatics, auditory cognitive neuroscience, EEG, eye tracking, brain stimulation

Teaching Areas

Speech science, neurolinguistics, research design