Julian Kosciessa receives Brain Products Young Scientist Award

Prize for an outstanding contribution to EEG research awarded by the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Application (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung)

June 04, 2021

Julian Kosciessa, a postdoctoral fellow in the Lifespan Neural Dynamics Group (LNDG), is the recipient of the Brain Products Young Scientist Award 2021 for his article published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The study reveals the mechanisms responsible for our brain's flexibility to adapt information processing to environmental demands. Kosciessa and the researchers of the LNDG and the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research were able to show that neuronal networks shift quickly and flexibly from a rhythmic state to a state of noise as soon as the world reveals more complex demands.

The Brain Products Young Scientist Award recognizes outstanding empirical or theoretical work in psychophysiological EEG (i.e., electroencephalography) research. The Society for Psychophysiology and its Application, which awards the prize, is an association to promote research into the interaction of physiological, psychological, and social processes.

Press release on the honored study

Honored Original Publication
Kosciessa, J. Q., Lindenberger, U., & Garrett, D. D. (2021). Thalamocortical excitability adjustments guide human perception under uncertainty. Nature Communications, 12:2430. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22511-7

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