office: 5.G092 (PEG)
fiebach at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Secretary and Administrative Lab Coordinator
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00
office: 5.G099 (PEG)
tuchtfeld at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Dr. Ulrike Basten
Combining personality and biological psychology, I study the role of individual differences in cognitive and neural information processing for cognitive ability, personality, and resilience.
Cognitive ability: In search for the neural basis of human intelligence, I study individual differences in the intrinsic connectivity of the brain and the efficiency of brain activation during cognitive demands.
Personality: To elucidate how anxiety affects cognitive processes, I compare the implications of an anxious personality for the effectiveness versus efficiency of cognitive processing.
Resilience: For positive biases in affective information processing, which have been shown to foster resilience to stress-related mental disorders, I study underlying neural mechanisms.
office 5.G.013 (PEG)
benz (at) psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Dipl.-Psych. Barbara Benz
Guest Scientist (Projekt der ZNS Hannelore Kohl Stiftung)
Dr. Ursula Budnik
Currently, I am involved in a project investigating long-term effects after early traumatic brain injury (TBI). I am trained in neuropsychological tests and clinical surveys. I am very interested in investigation of brain plasticity after injury. My previous research focuses on visuo-motor, visual and tactile processing in the cortex and in subcortical areas in healthy adults, children and brain damaged patients. I am also working on functional mapping of converging multisensory nodes in the human brain. Previously, I used functional brain imaging (7T, 3T, 1.5T), psychophysics, mapping, attention and subliminar priming paradigms.
Dr. Cindy Eckart
PostDoctoral Researcher and Teaching Coordinator
-- currently on parental leave --
Teaching project: My primary teaching interest focuses on the implementation of E-Learning modules (e.g. Screencasts, E-assessments) to improve undergraduate education in fundamental biopsychology. In parallel, we develop practical implementations and clinical case discussions to make biopsychological basics more vivid and memorable during the actual lecture time.
Research interest: My main interest in research concerns the dopaminergic and cholinergic modulation of cognitive functions (i.e. working memory, cognitive flexibility/stability) and corresponding brain oscillation patterns. So far, I focused on pharmacological stimulation studies in the EEG and MEG; however, in my future work I plan to include genetic analyses, as well.
office: 5.G089 (PEG)
eckart at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
room: 5.G098 (PEG)
eisenhauer at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
My research focuses on predictive coding during language processing, which I investigate using MEG. I am particularly interested in the oscillatory signals underlying predictions and prediction errors, as well as in the time course of interactions between higher- and lower-order language regions during predictive processes.
Dr. Benjamin Gagl
Neuro-cognitive processes during reading and visual word recognition in beginning, dyslexic and adult readers. My previous research focused on phenomena best investigated by eye movement recordings like the optimal viewing position effect, parafoveal pre-processing and reading in natural contexts. My present research focuses on the neuro-cognitive processes underlying efficient reading which combines M/EEG and fMRI measurement with computational modeling.
PhD Student (VIDI Project; Donders Institute Nijmegen)
Emotion-cognition interaction in working memory.
Dr. Kirsten Hilger
Intelligence: Neurobiological bases of individual differences in general intelligence.
ADHD: Relationship between behavioral and neural variability as marker of ADHD.
Methods: Graph Theory & fMRI; mutivariate prediction models; neural variability
Dr. Sebastian Korinth
I am interested in finding sources for individual differences in silent reading skill. The focus of my work lies in research on visual processing capacities as one possible determinant of reading skill variance. The methods applied in this context are eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG) and more recently also functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
office: 5.G104 (PEG)
korinth at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Dominik Kraft, MSc
... research interests ...
kraft at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
... research interests ...
r.mayer at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Dr. Lena Rademacher
My research focuses on the dopamine system and on neural correlates of social reward processing and social emotions. My primary interests are in understanding disturbed processes in psychiatric disorders. Currently, I focus on the relationship between dopaminergic activity, psychological flexibility, and resilience to stress.
Dr. Jona Sassenhagen
... research interests ...
room: 5.G102 (PEG)
sassenhagen at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Collaboration project with Sigmund Freud Institute. DFG funded project on the neural bases of attachment styles in children at risk.
schoett at sigmund-freud-institut.de
Dr. Kai Ueltzhöffer
By combining computational theories of brain function with state-of-the-art deep learning methods, I’m building explicit models of cognitive processes and neural dynamics during the performance of complex tasks, allowing direct experimental tests of the underlying computational hypotheses using behavioral and neuroimaging data. Furthermore, I’m using the same approach to build artificial intelligence agents, testing the resulting dynamics in terms of action, perception and learning in complex, simulated environments. On the theoretical side, I’m interested in how much of cognition, behavior and the underlying neural dynamics can be derived from first principles, e.g. in terms of the properties required by complex, dynamic systems to sustain themselves in changing environments. On the practical side, I’m trying to understand psychiatric syndromes in computational terms, e.g. as pathological inference and learning in patients’ generative models of the world.
Dr. Christine Stelzel - now Prof. of Cognitive Psychology at IPU Berlin
Dr. Ruth Schmitt (former PhD student)
Dr. Andrea Gäbel (former PhD student)
Dr. Jan Derrfuss - now Assistant Professor @ the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham
Dr. Corinna Bonhage - now PostDoc at Dept. of Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Dr. Bogdana Ulytska (former PhD student)
Matthias Ekman, PhD - now PostDoc @ Floris De Lange's lab at the Donders Institute
Dr. Jutta Mayer - now at the Department of Child Psychiatry, Goethe University Frankfurt
Dr. Diana Armbrust (former PhD student)
Prof. Dr. Arturo Hernandez (Humboldt award Guest Professor; UT Houston)
Dr. Kai Ueltzhöffer (former PhD student)
Dr. Elena Galaeno Weber (former PhD student)- now PostDoc at DIPF
Dr. Anne Rudolf (former PhD student)