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Verena R. Sommer

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Predoctoral Fellow
+49 30 82406-286
vsommer [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Short CV: 

BSc Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, 2013

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, 2016

Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course, since 2016


Research Interests: 
  • Development and interaction of (multisensory) perception and memory across the lifespan 
  • Age-related changes in the quality of memory representations
  • Multivariate Pattern Analysis, Representational Similarity Analysis, Machine Learning 

Selected Literature: 

Teng, S., Sommer, V. R., Pantazis, D., & Oliva, A. (2017). Hearing Scenes: A Neuromagnetic Signature of Auditory Source and Reverberant Space Separation. eNeuro4http://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0007-17.2017.

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zuklappen Professional Experience

Since Feb 2016

Doctoral candidate at the MPI for Human Development, Center for Lifespan Psychology. Advisors: Dr. Myriam C. Sander & Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger.

Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

Internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (USA). Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Supervisors: Dr. Santani Teng & Dr. Aude Oliva.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Internship at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Supervisor: Dr. Ysbrand van der Werf. 

Jan 2013 - Aug 2013 

Internship and research assistance at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel.

May 2013 - Jul 2013

Student assistance at the University of Osnabrück (Germany). Proofread the book "Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft" (Handbook Cognitive Science) edited by Prof. Dr. Achim Stephan and Prof. Dr. Sven Walter. 

Apr 2012 - Jul 2012

Student assistance at the University of Osnabrück (Germany). Tutor for the undergraduate course “Philosophy of Mind”.

Feb 2010 - Mar 2010

Internship at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany).  Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel.

zuklappen Awards

Poster award at the Aging & Cognition Conference, Zurich, Switzerland (April 2017). Sommer, V. R., Sander, M. C., Fandakova, Y., Grandy, T. H., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M. Age differences in the distinctiveness of memory representations.