Main Focus

  • Development and interaction of perception and memory across the lifespan 
  • Age-related differences in the properties of memory representations
  • Multivariate analysis tools for M/EEG and fMRI

Curriculum Vitae

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


Sommer, V. R., Fandakova, Y., Grandy, T. H., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2019). Neural pattern similarity differentially relates to memory performance in younger and older adults. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(41), 8089–8099.

Teng, S., Sommer, V.R., Cichy, R., Pantazis, D., & Oliva, A. (2018). Auditory letter-name processing elicits crossmodal representations in blind listeners. Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, Philadelphia, USA.

Teng, S., Sommer, V.R., Pantazis, D., & Oliva, A. (2017). Hearing Scenes: A Neuromagnetic Signature of Auditory Source and Reverberant Space Separation. eNeuro,


2017: Poster award at the Aging & Cognition Conference, Zurich, Switzerland

2015: Master thesis award (editor’s pick in ABC master’s thesis journal of the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center)

2015: Travel award, Berlin School of Mind and Brain

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