Team 4 - Effects of noise on performance and behavior

- Field and laboratory studies on the effects of noise on performance, behavior and cognition
- Effects of noise on performance, behavior and cognition with special focus on work places (e.g., schools, offices and hospitals) and dwellings
- Occupant satisfaction surveys for evaluation of building acoustics
- Developing and evaluating methods (e.g. restorative sounds, sound masking) to reduce the negative impact of noise on performance and well being
- Developing soundscapes which promote performance and well being
- Basic research on how and why people are distracted by background sound


Chair: Dr. phil. Andreas Liebl
Group Manager Psychoacoustics and Cognitive Ergonomics
Department Acoustics
Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP
Nobelstr. 12 | 70569 Stuttgart | Germany

Phone: +49 711 970-3442 | Fax: +49 711 970-3406

Co-chair: Helena Jahncke, PhD
Researcher at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research and at the Department of Environmental Psychology
University of Gävle
Kungsbäcksvägen 47 | 801 76 Gävle | Sweden

Phone: +46 70 23 10 139



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