My research combines aspects from the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (Neuropsychiatry). For one thing, I am interested in the common neural processes underlying visual attention and working memory, with a specific focus on functional connectivity and network communication. To probe these mechanisms, I employ fMRI, MEG and non-invasive brain stimulation. On the other hand, I want to contribute to a better understanding of the network changes occurring in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and explore possibilities for using non-invasive brain stimulation to achieve cognitive enhancement.
I obtained a Bachelor in Psychology (2011) from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and a Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience with a specialisation in Neuropsychology (2013) from Maastricht University. For my Master thesis project, I have worked with Heidi Jacobs at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, investigating functional connectivity changes in early Alzheimer’s Disease. Together with Alexander Sack, I successfully applied for a Research Talent grant, funded by the NWO, in 2013. As a PhD student, I am currently working on a project that investigates the neurophysiological underpinnings of visual short-term memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease.
Quantitative Methods (1st year Bachelor course at Göttingen University)