Main Focus

Influence on structural and functional characteristics of the brain through...

  • ...experience, learning, and environment
  • ...the process of aging


Reinforcement learning models


State-spaces and modeling of state-spaces by applying hidden Markov models and attractor models


Neural representations of higher cognitive processing and their change over the lifespan

Curriculum Vitae

Since April, 2017

Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (IMPRS LIFE),

Max Planck Institute for Human Development


Since November, 2017

Predoctoral Fellow,

Max Planck Research Group NeuroCode, Max Planck institute for Human Development



Master of Science Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience,

Ruhr-University Bochum

Thesis: Relationship between general as well as primary intelligence factors and segmented white-matter fiber tracts using the multi-fiber visualization technique 'constrained spherical deconvolution'



Bachelor of Science Psychology,

Ruhr-University Bochum

Thesis: Influence of different resting-state functional networks on the cortical thickness of involved brain areas

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