Christian FIebach

Principle Investigator

Research Interests: see here

Citation Metrics: Google Scholar, ResearchGate

Short CV: click here


Sprechstunde: Montag, 11:30 - 12:30 Uhr, Raum 5.G092.

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Sabine Tuchtfeld

Secretary and Administrative Lab Coordinator

Office Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00

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Dr. Ulrike Basten 

PostDoctoral Researcher

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.

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link: researchgate profile

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Dipl.-Psych. Barbara Benz

Guest Scientist (Projekt der ZNS Hannelore Kohl Stiftung)


Dr. Ursula Budnik

PostDoctoral Researcher

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.

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link: Reserch Gate

Dr. Cindy Eckart

PostDoctoral Researcher and Teaching Coordinator

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.

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Susanne Eisenhauer

PhD student

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

PostDoctoral Researcher

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. 

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links: research gate, google scholar, 

Dr. Kirsten Hilger

PostDoctoral Researcher

Research Interests:

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

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links: ResearchGate Google Scholar ORCID Twitter


Dr. Sebastian Korinth

PostDoctoral Researcher

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).

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Dominik Kraft, MSc

PhD Student

... research interests ...

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Rebecca Mayer

PhD Student

... research interests ...

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Dr. Lena Rademacher

PostDoctoral Researcher

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.

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link: ResearchGate 

Dr. Jona Sassenhagen

PostDoctoral Researcher

... research interests ...

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Margerete Schoett

PhD Student

My current research focuses on the developmental neuroscience of human attachment. I am interested in how attachment patterns evolve through early experience and how they influence neural development. To this end, I use magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the influence of attachment experiences on perception of social scenarios in children. (Collaboration project with Sigmund-Freud-Institut Frankfurt)

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Link: NeuroBind Project


Dr. Kai Ueltzhöffer

PostDocotral Researcher

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.

Lab Alumni

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)