Audio Communication Group

David Du Bruyn




David Du Bruyn

PhD Candidate

Organization name Audio Communication Group
Office EN 8

Curriculum Vitae

Geboren in Berlin 
Since 2020Doctoral Candidate at Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation
2015 - 2020Master of Science Audiokommunikation und -technologie an der Technischen Universität Berlin
2012 - 2014Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production SAE Institute Berlin / Middlesex University


    • Multimodal attention with focus on auditory and visual attention
    • Auditory and visual salience interaction
    • Spatial aspects of multisensory integration
    • Affective congruence in visual attention and memory formation
    • Gaze behaviour and attention

PhD Project

M.ATT 360 – Multimodal Attention In Natrualistic 360 Degree Audio-Visual Scenarios

This doctoral project investigates the effects of the competition and integration of auditory and visual salience on resulting attention in 360° spatial conditions.
A main aim is to estimate the moderating influence of the position of simultaneous auditory and visual stimuli relative to each other and relative to an observer on resulting attention.
Further, it is investigated how this multimodal competition for attentional resources impacts cognitive load.
For a more complete perspective, the dimension of affective congruence between visual and auditory stimuli is incorporated. The aim is to assess how perceived affective qualities from auditory stimuli guide attention and memory formation for visual stimuli.
These aspects under investigation should at last provide more understanding of how stimulus features and their interaction guide the perception of natural surroundings.

Supervision: Prof. Dr. Stefan Weinzierl (Technical University Berlin) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Steffens (University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf)