Otto Hahn Medal for Garvin Brod

Garvin Brod


Garvin Brod, former postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Lifespan Psychology of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and now researcher at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal 2016 for his dissertation entitled „Prior knowledge effects on memory: Neural correlates, developmental differences, and longitudinal dynamics,“ which was completed in the context of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE). Garvin Brod’s doctoral research focused on the behavioral and neural effects of relevant prior knowledge on learning. As well as carrying out longitudinal studies, he conducted cross-sectional studies comparing age groups to examine developmental differences in the influence of prior knowledge on children’s and younger adults’ memory performance. The Max Planck Society honors junior researchers for their outstanding scientific achievements with the Otto Hahn Medal.

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