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Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Cognition in neurological disorders, memory disorders, neuroimaging
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaCognition in neurological disorders, memory disorders, neuroimaging
DescriptionI am interested in the role of the immune system in cognitive disorders (e.g. memory deficits). We study immune-mediated neurological diseases using immunofluorescence techniques, cognitive testing, and neuroimaging. In one project, we investigate how autoantibodies against brain antigens alter neuronal function and cognitive abilities (e.g. in autoimmune encephalitis and paraneoplastic neurological syndromes). My second area of interest is functional connectivity of the brain and its alterations in neurological diseases using structural and resting-state functional MRI.
M&B topicsTopic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Association with M&BPostdoc Finke group “Cognition in neurological diseases” / member of M&B postdoctoral program
Phone+49 30 2093-1794
E-mailfrederik.bartels-please remove this text-@charite.de
Homepagehttp://www.mind-and-brain.de/people/cognition-in-neurologica...
Academia.eduhttps://uni-oldenburg.academia.edu/FrederikBartelsJuretzki
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading
Affective neuroscience; personal/social relevance; simultaneous EEG-fMRI; autism
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaAffective neuroscience; personal/social relevance; simultaneous EEG-fMRI; autism
DescriptionI am interested in the impact of emotional information on human cognition and behavior. My research focused on emotion effects in written and spoken language, facial expressions and pictorial stimuli using event-related potentials and pupillometry. Furthermore, I’m interested in the susceptibility of the visual cortex to emotion, attention and reward. At present, I am investigating emotional face perception in neurotypical functioning and in autism spectrum disorders using simultaneous EEG/fMRI and pupillometry techniques.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading
Association with M&BPostdoctoral researcher in Social Cognition group (AG Dziobek) / member of M&B postdoctoral program
What‘s specialI collaborate with Tom Johnstone at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading
E-mailmareike.bayer-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mareike_Bayer
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Philosophy group (AG Pauen)
Cognitive representation; Computation; Cognitive Ontology
Current statusPostdoctoral researcher
Research areaCognitive representation; Computation; Cognitive Ontology
DescriptionMy main focus is on the notions of representation and computation in the cognitive sciences. Questions that I have been tackling include: what are the best candidate theories of representation and computation for the study of cognition? Can we provide a naturalistic account of representation and of computation? Do we actually need to? More recently, I got interested in debates on cognitive ontology, especially with an eye to the relevance of issues pertaining to cognitive representation and computation to those discussions.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 3: Language
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Philosophy group (AG Pauen)
Phone+49 30 2093-6322
E-maildimitri.coelhomollo-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de
Academia.eduhttps://classicsmedicine.academia.edu/DimitriCoelhoMollo
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin;
ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University Sydney
Cognitive neuropsychology, language processing, language impairments
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaCognitive neuropsychology, language processing, language impairments
DescriptionMy current project ‘Helpful or interfering neighbours? The impact of semantic neighbourhood on word finding and its treatment in people with language impairments’ assesses the underlying mechanisms of word finding. Word finding problems are universal in aphasia and a distressing symptom that leads to enormous difficulties in expressing oneself and often makes meaningful conversation impossible. Using innovative assessment and treatment studies, this project will identify the role of critical language factors (semantic neighbourhood), how they can facilitate word finding and maximise the quality and effectiveness of language treatment. The results will contribute to a comprehensive language theory and help improve the success of language treatment.
M&B topicsTopic 3: Language
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin;
ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University Sydney
Association with M&BI can offer theoretical and clinical expertise in language and its impairments / member of M&B postdoctoral program
What‘s specialCollaborative research: Prof. Wendy Best, Dr Sharon Savage, Prof. John Hodges, Prof. Olivier Piguet, Prof. Lyndsey Nickels, Dr. Nicholas Badcock, Dr Trudy Krajenbrink Currently: Prof. Rasha Abdel Rahman, Prof. Isabell Wartenburger, and Prof. Agnes Flöel
Phone+49 30 2093-9442
E-mailnora.fieder-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nora_Fieder
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Interaction with artifacts, aesthetic experience, neuroaesthetics
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaInteraction with artifacts, aesthetic experience, neuroaesthetics
DescriptionMy focus has been on the role of extra-neural cognitive resources (of our body and environment) for mental states. What are the boundaries of cognitive systems? What role does bodily action play for perception? In the future I want to extend this research toward the role cultural artifacts (like film, architecture, and art) play for our kinds of minds.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Association with M&BEinstein Visiting Fellow's Group (Jesse Prinz) / member of M&B postdoctoral program
What‘s specialI pursue my interests in the arts also as scientific director of the Association of Neuroesthetics (AoN) http://association-of-neuroesthetics.org/
E-mailjoerg.fingerhut-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de
Homepagehttps://mind-and-brain.academia.edu/JoergFingerhut
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joerg_Fingerhut
Academia.eduhttps://mind-and-brain.academia.edu/JoergFingerhut
Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases, Universität Leipzig; and Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Biological psychology, psychosomatics and somatopsychology, mind-body-emotion interactions, affective neuroscience, stress, philosophy
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaBiological psychology, psychosomatics and somatopsychology, mind-body-emotion interactions, affective neuroscience, stress, philosophy
DescriptionI investigate how subjective experience relates to psycho-physiological processes. My research thereby focuses on the physiology of emotion and stress processing, its experience and its regulation in both pathology and health. I believe that an investigation of the mind and its relation to brain and body can best be tackled in two ways: using the conceptual rigour of philosophy or the conceptual freedom of data-driven statistical learning methods.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteLeipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases, Universität Leipzig; and Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Association with M&BMember of AG Villringer; teaching, supervision of research projects or theses, conducting psychophysiological experiments in the M&B lab
Phone+49 30 2093-1729
E-mailmichael.gaebler-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Homepagehttp://www.physiology-of-mind.de
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Gaebler
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, AG Finke: Cognition in neurological disorders; Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Cognition, memory impairment, rehabilitation, plasticity
Current statusPostdoctoral researcher
Research areaCognition, memory impairment, rehabilitation, plasticity
DescriptionMy research involves developing an integrated digital diagnostic and rehabilitation tool for patients with cognitive deficits, such as Multiple Sclerosis. The diagnostic tool will be a series of computerised neurological and neuropsychological tests, whilst the rehabilitation tool will be computerised cognitive training.
M&B topicsTopic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteCharité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, AG Finke: Cognition in neurological disorders; Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Association with M&BBMBF project - Medical technology solutions for digital health care
What‘s specialCollaboration with Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. Adaptive e-tutorials to facilitate critical thinking skill development – 2018 Educational Innovation Grant; University of Sydney
E-mailhariharan-michael.hallock-please remove this text-@charite.de
Homepagehttp://www.mind-and-brain.de/people/cognition-in-neurologica...
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Social neuroscience, affective neuroscience, embodied simulation, action understanding, intersubjectivity
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaSocial neuroscience, affective neuroscience, embodied simulation, action understanding, intersubjectivity
DescriptionWe are researching the constitution of the self in dependence of others through intersubjectivity and embodied simulation using techniques such as EEG and fMRI. I earned my PhD at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain examining the influence of interpersonal abilities on social decisions and their physiological correlates. I was combining game theoretical paradigms with neurophysiological recordings (EEG) in order to understand the biological underpinnings of cooperation behavior. Beforehand I studied Psychology, Communication Studies and Political Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität in Berlin and University of California, Berkeley.
M&B topicsTopic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Association with M&BThe Einstein working group of Prof. Vittorio Gallese is investigating the development of the socio-cultural identity. Students can join the team learning techniques such as EEG and fMRI. Supervision of Master theses is possible.
What‘s specialI cooperate with the Department of Neuroscience at Università degli Studi di Parma (Vittorio Gallese) and with the Politics and Intergroup Relation Lab (PIRL) at New York University (Eric Knowles)
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Kaltwasser
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, AG Finke: Cognition in neurological disorders, BMBF project VReha & Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Digital diagnostics, cognitive rehabilitation, virtual reality, consciousness, computational image analysis, biomarkers in neuroimaging
Current statusPostdoctoral researcher
Research areaDigital diagnostics, cognitive rehabilitation, virtual reality, consciousness, computational image analysis, biomarkers in neuroimaging
DescriptionI am interested in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic clinical strategies based on computationally guided approaches in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. Specifically, the aim of the “VReha” project is to implement an ecologically valid and observer-independent digital tool for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of cognitive deficits based on virtual environments. A second research interest concerns analytical approaches to brain complexity, both on a structural (e.g. fractal analysis) and on a system level (e.g. information integration in consciousness), as well as the ensuing theoretical framework and computational application.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteCharité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, AG Finke: Cognition in neurological disorders, BMBF project VReha & Berlin School of Mind and Brain
What‘s specialCollaboration with Francisco J. Esteban, University of Jaén, Spain; Pablo Villoslada, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain; Martijn Froeling & Alexander Leemans, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
E-mailstephan.krohn-please remove this text-@charite.de
Homepagehttp://www.mind-and-brain.de/people/cognition-in-neurologica...
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin; AG Finke: Cognition in neurological disorders, Berlin School of Mind and Brain; Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, University of Melbourne
Cognitive training, dementia, brain aging, research synthesis
Current statusPostdoctoral researcher
Research areaCognitive training, dementia, brain aging, research synthesis
DescriptionI am a cognitive training methodologist with interest and expertise in intervention design, clinical trials, biostatistics and research synthesis. In addition, I am interested in clinical trials and community implementation of non-pharmacological interventions for preventing dementia in older people and across brain disorders.
M&B topicsTopic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteCharité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin; AG Finke: Cognition in neurological disorders, Berlin School of Mind and Brain; Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, University of Melbourne
What‘s specialI can offer help with planning and conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis in any field; 2016: NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
E-mailamit.lampit-please remove this text-@charite.de
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amit_Lampit
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Recursion, evolution, neuroscience, morality, development
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher AG Villringer
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaRecursion, evolution, neuroscience, morality, development
DescriptionMy main research area is the investigation of recursion in the visuo-spatial and musical domains. Recursion is a cognitive ability useful to parse and generate complex hierarchies, and has been proposed as uniquely human. We are currently investigating how neural development correlates with the ability to understand hierarchical self-similarity, and how hierarchical processing can be affected by neural disorders (e.g. aphasia). My secondary research area is the study of individual and social values in moral decision-making. We aim at evaluating the role of conformity in moral and economical decisions, and how social change interacts with individual decision-making. These goals require both laboratory and field work.
M&B topicsTopic 3: Language
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Association with M&BMember of M&B postdoctoral program; Lecturer: Tutorial in Neurophysiology
What‘s specialBesides my work at Humboldt-Universität and MPI Leipuig, I am actively collaborating with Anthropology, Cognitive Biology, and Neuroscience depts, located in the Univ. of Vienna (Harald Wilfing, Tecumseh Fitch, Claus Lamm), and Univ. of Jena (Daniel Haun
E-mailmauriciochung-please remove this text-@hotmail.com
Homepagehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mauricio_Martins4
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mauricio_Martins4
Academia.eduhttps://hu-berlin.academia.edu/Maur%C3%ADciodeJesusDiasMartins
Berlin School of Mind and Brain; Institute of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; guest scientist, Dept. of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
The cognitive and motivational foundations of intentional communication and social learning
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaThe cognitive and motivational foundations of intentional communication and social learning
DescriptionMy work addresses the cognitive and motivational pre-requisites of intentional communication and various aspects of social learning, including imitation and pedagogy, and the development of these motivations and abilities in ontogeny and phylogeny. I write philosophy papers and also conduct empirical studies on the communicative abilities of human children, non-human great apes, and domestic dogs.
M&B topicsTopic 3: Language
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain; Institute of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; guest scientist, Dept. of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Association with M&BPostdoctoral researcher AG Philosophy of Mind (Pauen) / member of M&B postdoctoral program
Phone+49 30 2093-1707
E-mailr.t.moore-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Homepagehttps://sites.google.com/site/richardmoorecogsci/
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Moore14
Academia.eduhttps://mind-and-brain.academia.edu/RichardMoore
Berlin School of Mind and Brain; Max Planck Instittute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig; Neurophysics group, Neurology Department, Charité - Universitätmedizin Berlin
Neuroimaging, connectivity, stroke recovery, plasticity
Current statusPostdoctoral researcher
Research areaNeuroimaging, connectivity, stroke recovery, plasticity
DescriptionI am interested in brain plasticity, particularly after stroke. I use neuroimaging and advance connectivity approaches to determine mechanisms underlying recovery. The main goal of my research is to devise clinically meaningful markers for reorganization, with the long-term prospective of developing and improving existing therapeutic approaches.
M&B topicsTopic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain; Max Planck Instittute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig; Neurophysics group, Neurology Department, Charité - Universitätmedizin Berlin
Association with M&BM&B-financed postdoctoral position
Phone+49 (0)30 2093-6034
E-mailsmadar.ovadia-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Smadar_Ovadia-Caro
Freie Universität Berlin, AG Blankenburg
Language, meaning, ERPs, neural networks
Current statusPostdoctoral researcher
Research areaLanguage, meaning, ERPs, neural networks
DescriptionThe goal of my research is to elucidate the processing of meaning in language, relying on the following guiding principles: First, to understand human language comprehension, we need to take the evidence provided by neuroscientific data – such as event-related brain potentials (ERPs) providing direct online indicators of electrical brain activity during comprehension – seriously, even at the cost of trading longheld beliefs about how language comprehension should work in principle. Second, it is crucial to precisely understand what these brain signals mean in terms of underlying processes. A principled way to understand a process is to rebuild it and therefore an important focus of my current work is to simulate language-related brain signals, in particular the N400 component which is the most widely used component in research on language and semantic memory, with computationally explicit and theoretically precise implemented models. This approach aims at a deep and thorough understanding of the functional and mechanistic basis of N400 amplitudes, and thereby the functional and mechanistic basis of the underlying language comprehension process.
M&B topicsTopic 3: Language
InstituteFreie Universität Berlin, AG Blankenburg
Association with M&BM&B postdoctoral position
What‘s specialHeinz-Heckhausen Jungwissenschaftlerpreis (young investigator award) by the German Association for Psychology (DGPs 2014); Best paper award by the German Society for Cognitive Science (KOGWIS 2010 and 2014); Student Poster Prize at the Conference on Archi
E-mailmilena.rabovsky-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Homepagehttp://www.ewi-psy.fu-berlin.de/einrichtungen/arbeitsbereich...
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Milena_Rabovsky
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, Virtual Reality
Current statusPostdoctoral researcher
Research areaExperimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, Virtual Reality
DescriptionIn my research I use virtual reality (VR) in combination with other techniques (e.g., EEG) to investigate human cognition. I believe that experimentation in virtual environments and the development of serious VR games will contribute greatly to our understanding of human cognition "in the real world" in addition to providing tools for assessment and intervention.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteMax Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Association with M&BMember of the Villringer group; BMBF VReha project
E-mailtrompjohanne-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Homepagehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/johanne-tromp-1b162358/
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Johanne_Tromp
Berlin School of Mind and Brain & Institut für Psychologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Social and affective neuroscience; neuromodulation
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusPostdoc
Research areaSocial and affective neuroscience; neuromodulation
DescriptionMy main research interest is examining the interplay of emotion and cognition. I am particularly interested in studying the underlying brain networks using different methodological approaches including neuromodulation techniques. In my current research projects, I focus on exploring new treatment options for depression and autism using computer-based training programs and non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS).
M&B topicsTopic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain & Institut für Psychologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Association with M&BPostdoc AG Dziobek (Social Cognition), BMBF project EMOTISK / Member of postdoctoral
What‘s specialAffiliated lab member at Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School http://tmslab.org/aboutus-affiliated-lab-members.php
Phone+49 30 2093-6125
E-mailanne.weigand-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de
Homepagehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anne_Weigand
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anne_Weigand