Teresa Wenhart, Dr. rer-nat.

Plamina Dimanova

Teresa Wenhart

Tel.: +41 44 635 74 96

Office: BIN 4.B.30

Curriculum vitae


10/2016–10/2019 Doctoral studies “Systems Neurosciences” at the Center for Systems Neurosciences, Hannover

Thesis: “Relation between absolute pitch ability, autistic personality traits and cognitive style: a neuropsychological and electrophysiological study”

01/2018–03/2018 Choirassistance education (Choirconducting level D), Niedersaechsischer Chorverband, Germany
10/2014–07/2016 Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

Thesis: “Intracortical network analysis on absolute pitch possessors, relative pitch possessors and coloured hearing synesthetes based on EEG restingstate functional connectivity in the brain.”

10/2014–07/2016 Bachelor of Arts studies in Musicology and Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

Thesis: “Autism as cognitive style ? - Information processing of children with and without autism spectrum condition in social context.”

10/2011–06/2014 Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, Psychopathology/Clinical Neuropsychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
2013–2015 Participating in the courses of lectures in the life sciences of the German National Academic Foundation; working group: neurodegenerative diseases under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. W. Oertel, Prof. Dodel, Prof. Kirchner
2011–2016 Scholarship: Max-Weber-Programm (Part of the German National Academic Foundation and Elite Network of Bavaria) of the state of Bavaria, Germany
2011 German university entrance qualification (core areas: mathematics and music) and pre-study (General studies) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Work experience

10/2016–10/2019 Doctoral student at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine (University for Music, Drama and Media, Hannover; Prof. E. Altenmüller)
03/2018–05/2018 Visiting doctoral student at Autism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Prof. S. Baron-Cohen)
01/2016–07/2016 External master thesis at the University of Zurich, Institute for Neuropsychology (Prof. Dr. rer-nat. L. Jäncke)
08/2015–09/2015 Research intern, Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine at the University for Music, Drama and Media, Hannover.

Project: Fine motor skills in scale playing of professional pianists.

10/2013–12/2015 Student assistant at the Neuro Reha Team (day hospital for neurorehabilitation), Munich, Germany


Wenhart, T., Hwang, Y-Y. & Altenmueller, E. (2019). Enhanced performance of absolute pitch musicians in an interleaved melody recognition test indicates enhanced autism-like auditory disembedding associated with absolute pitch ability. Scientific Reports

Wenhart, T., Bethlehem, R.A.I., Baron-Cohen, S. & Altenmüller, E. (2019). Autistic traits, resting-state connectivity and absolute pitch in professional musicians: shared and distinct neural features. Molecular Autism

Wenhart, T. & Altenmueller, E. (2019). A tendency towards details? Inconsistent results on auditory and visual local-to-global processing in absolute pitch musicians. Frontiers of Psychology