Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

  • Citizenship: German, Italian
  • Marital Status: Married, two children
  • Birth: 8 February 1961, Heidelberg, Germany

Director, Center for Lifespan Psychology
Co-Director, Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
Managing Director (2006-2009; 2016-2019)

Vice President, Human Sciences Section, Max Planck Society (since July 2020)

Work address

Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Center for Lifespan Psychology, Director
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
Germany

Phone: +49 30 82406-572 / 573
Fax: +49 30 82406-571
E-mail: seklindenberger(at)mpib-berlin.mpg.de


Education

1967 - 1968 Tews-Grundschule Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany
1969 - 1971 Ecole Elémentaire Meyrin, Genève, Switzerland
1972 - 1973 Nord-Grundschule Zehlendorf, Berlin
1974 - 1977 Schadow-Oberschule (Gymnasium), Berlin
1978 - 1979 Arndt-Gymnasium Dahlem, Berlin
1979 Abitur, Arndt-Gymnasium Dahlem, Berlin
1980 - 1981 UC Berkeley, USA (Undeclared Major)
1982 - 1985 Technische Universität Berlin (Psychology)
1986 - 1988 Freie Universität Berlin (Biology)

Degrees

1985 Dipl.-Psych. [MA in Psychology], sehr gut [highest grade]; Technische Universität Berlin; MA thesis: Psychometric and Piagetian measures of intelligence, and the developmental study of transitive reasoning
1990 Dr. phil. [PhD], summa cum laude [highest grade]; Freie Universität Berlin; members of dissertation committee: Margret M. Baltes, Paul B. Baltes (thesis advisor), Angela Friederici, and Wolfgang Schönpflug; PhD thesis: Aging, professional expertise, and cognitive plasticity in imagery-based memory functioning
1998 Habilitation in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin; habilitation lecture: Limits and potentials of brain imaging in cognitive psychology
1999 Qualification for psychology professorships in France, Centre National des Universités (C.N.U.), France

Professional Experience

2/1982 – 4/1982 Research Internship in Developmental Psychobiology, Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
7/1983 – 8/1985 Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
1986 – 1989 Predoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

1989 – 1993

Research Scientist, Berlin Aging Study, Academy of Sciences and Technology in Berlin, Germany
1994 – 1998 Research Scientist (tenured), Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
1999 Senior Research Scientist (tenured), Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
1999 – 2001 Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany (C3 level, tenured)
1/2000 Visiting Professor, University of Vienna, Austria
2/2000 Visiting Scientist, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2001 – 2003 Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany (C4 level, tenured)
2003 – present Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society (MPS) and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
2004 Honorary Professor of Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 
  Honorary Professor of Psychology, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany  
  Honorary Professor of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany  
09/2006 – present Berlin Speaker of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE), Max Planck Institute for Human Development
11/2006 – present Faculty member of the Mind & Brain Graduate School at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
9/2006 – 6/2009 Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
6/2010 – 6/2013 Chair of the Humanities Section of the Max Planck Society
6/2010 – 6/2013 Senator of the Max Planck Society
6/2011 – 6/2018 Deputy Chair of the Wilhelm Wundt Society
6/2013 – 6/2015 Deputy Chair of the Humanities Section of the Max Planck Society
4/2014 – 3/2024 Co-Director (together with Ray Dolan, UCL) of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
7/2016 – 06/2019 Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
10/2016 – 10/2022 Berlin Speaker of the International Max Planck Research School on Computational Methods in Psychiatry and Ageing Research (COMP2PSYCH)
6/2020 – present Senator of the Max Planck Society
7/2020 – present Vice President of the Human Sciences Section of the Max Planck Society

Projects and Research Grants

1993 – 1999 Principal investigator and co-investigator on several projects, MPI for Human Development
1994 – 1999 Principal investigator, psychology unit of the Berlin Aging Study
2001 – 2003 Co-investigator (together with Jutta Kray), subproject “Age differences in executive control”, cooperative research project SPP 1107 “Executive functions”, DFG
2001 – 2002 Member, international research network "Modeling variability in cognitive change", Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France
2002 – 2004 Principal investigator, subproject “Age, resources, and cognition”, cooperative research project SFB 378 “Resource-adaptive cognitive processes”, DFG
2002 – 2004 Principal investigator and coordinator, cooperative research program FOR 448 “Binding: functional architecture, neuronal mechanisms, and ontogenesis”, DFG
2005 – 2007 Principal investigator, subproject “Episodic memory in childhood and old age: The role of cortical coherence”, cooperative research program FOR 448 “Binding: functional architecture, neuronal mechanisms, and ontogenesis”, DFG
2005 – 2008 Principal investigator (together with Lars Bäckman, Hauke Heekeren, and Shu-Chen Li), subproject P11 “Neuromodulation and cognitive aging“, cooperative research program „Berlin NeuroImaging Center“ (BNIC), Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
2005 – 2009 Senior fellow of "MaxNetAging" - Research network on aging (founded by Pail B. Baltes, directed by James Vaupel), MPS
2006 Principal investigator (together with Martin Lövdén, Florian Schmiedek, and Emrah Düzel), project “Functional reorganization and plasticity of intelligence in early and late adulthood”, Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society
2006 Principal investigator (together with Lars Bäckman, Hauke Heekeren, Shu-Chen Li, Lars Nyberg, and Arno Villringer), project “Dopaminergic neuromodulation of cognitive aging: Influences of COMT genotype and pharmacological intervention,” Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society
2006 – 2009 Principal investigator, subproject “Conflict monitoring across the lifespan: Functions and mechanisms”, cooperative research program FOR 778 “Between interference and optimization: Conflicts as signals in cognitive systems”, DFG
2006 – 2009 Co-investigator (together with Michaela Riediger and Gert Wagner), project “Overcoming design problems in prospective panel studies”, BMBF
2008 – 2010 Principal investigator, project “Berlin Aging Study: Continuation and extension” (together with Lars Bertram, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert Wagner, and others), BMBF
2008 – 2012 Principal investigator (together with Peter Hagoort - Nijmegen und Arno Villringer - Leipzig) of “Maxnet Cognition” - Max Planck Research Networks on Cognition, Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society
2009 – 2012 Continuation of the cooperative research program FOR 778 “Between interference and optimization: Conflicts as signals in cognitive systems” (headed by Shu-Chen Li), DFG
2009 – 2012 Principal investigator (together with Michael Schellenbach), subproject “SmartSenior” part of the cooperative project “Intelligent Services for Senior Citizens” BMBF
2009 – 2012 Co-investigator (headed by Hauke Heekeren), “Visual memory in younger and older adults: EEG and fMRI Studies of Neural Dynamics underlying Repetition Priming“, DFG
2009 – 2014 Co-investigator (headed by Shu-Chen Li), Bernstein Focus Learning – “Using computational models to understand mechanisms underlying complex human learning and its genetic basis across the life-span”, BMBF
2010 – 2012 Principal investigator (together with Lars Bäckman), “Dopamine and cognitive plasticity”, Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society
2010 – 2013 Principal investigator, subproject "Testing the resources modulation hypotheses", cooperative research program "Genetic and Neurocognitive Reading Skill Factors: Determining the 'Individual Reading Associative Genetic Score'" (IRAGS), BMBF
2011 – 2014 Principal investigator (together with Ray Dolan), “Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research”, a joint initiative of the Max Planck Society and University College London, Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society
2011 – 2015 Principal investigator, project “Berlin Aging Study II” (together with Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert Wagner, and others), BMBF
2013 – 2022 Principal investigator (together with Lars Bäckman, Martin Lövdén, Lars Nyberg and others), COBRA: Cognition, Brain, and Aging Study
2014 – 2016 Principal investigator, project “Hippocampal Subfield Volumes in Normal Human Cognitive Aging: Individual Variation and Plasticity”, Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society
2014 – 2026 Director and principal investigator (together with Ray Dolan), Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, Central funds of the Max Planck Society
2015 – 2020 Principal investigator, subproject 2 of the cooperative research consortium “Energizing the Hippocampus in Aging Individuals (EnergI)” (together with Emrah Düzel and others), BMBF
2015 – 2018 Principal investigator, project "Probing and enhancing plasticity of auditory cortex in human adults: Investigating functional and structural changes following pitch discrimination training", Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society
2017 – 2022 Scientific partner of the LIFEBRAIN Consortium project "Healthy minds from 0-100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts", EU Horizon 2020 grant agreement no. 732592
2019 – 2024

Principal investigator (together with Martin Lövdén, Nancy Pedersen, Fredrik Ullén, and Robert Zatorre), project “How does plasticity differ across people, and why? Probing age differences in gene-environment interplay during musical skill learning”, Strategic Innovation Funds of the Max Planck Society


Awards and Honors

1979 Award for outstanding achievements; Arndt-Gymnasium Dahlem, Berlin
1981 Honor standing, University of California, Berkeley, USA
2003 – present Member, Wilhelm-Wundt-Gesellschaft
2006 – present Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Section "Empirical Psychology and Cognitive Sciences"
2006 – present Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
2009 – 2010 Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, USA
2009 – present Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 20
2010 – present Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
2010 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
2011 Mentoring Award of the German Psychological Society’s (DGPs) Section on Lifespan Psychology
2012 Award for the Berlin Aging Study, Initiative "Deutschland – Land des Langen Lebens"
2014 – present Member, Academia Europaea
2015 – 2016 Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy
2019 – 2025 Fellow, Max Planck School of Cognition

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Behavior Genetics Association
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
  • German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Research in Child Development

Professional Services

Member of Editorial Board

1996 – 2003Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences
1997 – presentPsychology and Aging
1997 – 2021Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
2000 – presentInternational Journal of Behavioral Development
2001 – 2004Psychologische Rundschau
2007 – 2011European Journal of Developmental Science
2008 – 2009Gerontology: Regenerative and Technological Science Section
2009 – presentGeroPsych – The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry
2011International Journal of Developmental Science
2014 – presentNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
2016 – presentJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, Consulting Editor
2018 – 2019Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Guest Editor

Reviewer of Journal Submissions

  • Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
  • British Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Developmental Review
  • Diagnostica
  • European Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Development
  • International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • International Journal of Aging and Human Development
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences
  • Journal of Motor Behavior
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Memory and Cognition
  • NeuroImage
  • Neuron
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Psychology and Aging
  • Psychological Bulletin
  • Psychological Methods
  • Psychological Science
  • Psychologische Rundschau
  • Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Science
  • Science
  • Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie
  • Zeitschrift für Gerontopsychologie und -psychiatrie

Reviewer of Grant Applications

  • Agence Nationale de Recherche, France
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • National Science Foundation, USA
  • Scandinavian Academies of Science – Nordic Centers of Excellence
  • Swiss National Research Fund
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Velux Foundation
  • Volkswagen Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust

Committees, Advisory Boards, and Other Services (Selection)

1995 – 1999 Member of Scientific Staff Selection Committee, Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
1996 – 1999 Member of Scientific Staff Governance Committee, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
1997 – 1999 Executive Board Member, Division of Developmental Psychology, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
1997 – 1999 Member of the Organizing Committee of the First German American Frontiers of Social and Behavioral Sciences Symposium (GAFOSS) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2000 – 2003 Member of Department Council, Faculty of Empirical Human Sciences, Universität des Saarlandes
2000 – 2002 Member of Intramural Research Funds Allocation Committee, Universität des Saarlandes
2000 – 2002 Head of School, School of Psychology, Universität des Saarlandes
2002 Member of Executive Board Search Committee, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
2002 – 2003 Deputy Dean, Faculty of Empirical Human Sciences, Universität des Saarlandes
2002 – 2003

Deputy member, Academic Senate, Universität des Saarlandes

2003 – 2012 Member of Selection Committee, Humboldt Research Awards, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2006 – 2010 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Nordic Centre of Excellence in Cognitive Control
2006 – 2008 Member, Working Group on Aging, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and acatech-Council for Engineering Sciences at the Union of the German Academies of Science and Humanities
2007 – 2011 Board Member, Ageing and Living Conditions Programme (ALC), Centre for Population Studies (CPS), Umeå University, Sweden
2007 – present Board Member, Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation for the Advancement of Research in Developmental Psychology and Gerontology
2008 – 2012 Member of Review Board 110 “Psychology”, Sub-division 110-02 "Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology", Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
2008 – 2014 Member of Executive Committee, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)
2008 – present Member of Advisory Board, Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie
2008 – 2016 Member of Scientific Advisory Board, German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 – 2014 Member of Scientific Board, Interdisciplinary Wolfgang Köhler Research Centre on Conflicts in Intelligent Systems, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
11/2008 Member of External Review Team, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
2009 Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Ontario Brain Initiative, Toronto, Canada
2010 – 2014 Member of the International Scientific Committee, LIVES National Centre of Competence in Research, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation
2010 – 2012 Member, Jury for the Lifetime Career Award 2012, International Union of Psychological Science
2011 – 2014 Member, Working Group on Neurobiological and psychological factors of socialization, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and acatech-­Council for Engineering Sciences at the Union of the German Academies of Science and Humanities
2012 – 2014 Member of the Scientific Board of the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
2012 – present Member of the Board of Trustees, Jacobs Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
2012 – 2014 Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Toronto, Canada
2014 – present Member of the Board of Trustees, CARINA Foundation
2015 – 2020 Member of the Board of Trustees of the German Thesis Award (Deutscher Studienpreis), Körber Foundation, Hamburg
2016 – 2022 Member, Jury for C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science
2016 – 2022 Member, Jury for Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Program, German Research Foundation

2017 – 2020

Member, Jury for the Lifetime Career Award 2020, International Union of Psychological Science

2018 – 2020 Member, FENS Brain Conferences Committee
2018 Expert Panel Reviewer, CIFAR Program: Child & Brain Development (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
2019 – present Member, Advisory Committee of the CIFAR Child & Brain Development Research Program (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
6/2020 – present Scientific Managing Director, Minerva Stiftung

Dissertations

Dissertations (Primary supervisor unless stated otherwise)

  • Prof. Dr. Jutta Kray, Freie Universität Berlin, 1998, Adult age differences in task switching: Components, generalizability, and modifiability
  • Prof. Dr. Tania Singer, Freie Universität Berlin, 2000, Testing-the-Limits in a mnemonic technique: A study of cognitive plasticity in very old age
  • Dr. Yvonne Brehmer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2006, Episodic memory plasticity across the lifespan
  • Dr. Christina Röcke, Freie Universität Berlin, 2006, Intraindividual variability in positive and negative affect: Age-related and individual differences in magnitude and coupling with cognitive performance
  • Dr. Oliver Huxhold, Freie Universität Berlin, 2007, Processing fluctuations in postural control: Relations to adult age and fluctuations in cognition
  • Dr. Anna Kleinspehn, 2008, Freie Universität Berlin, Interpersonal action coordination across the lifespan
  • Dr. Dana Kotter-Grühn, 2008, Freie Universität Berlin, Emergence and functionality of Sehnsucht (Life Longings): The case of involuntary childlessness
  • Dr. Antje Rauers, 2008, Freie Universität Berlin, Interactive expertise and dyadic common ground in younger and older couples
  • Dr. Yee Lee Shing, 2008, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Associative and strategic components of episodic memory across the lifespan
  • Dr. Annette Brose, 2009, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Daily stress, affect, self-regulation, and cognitive performance: Person-context and cross-domain couplings in younger and older adults
  • Dr. Dorothea Hämmerer, 2009, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Understanding the effects of neuromodulators on cognitve functions with computational models
  • Dr. Irene Nagel, 2009, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Understanding the heterogeneity of working memory aging: Contributions from behavioral neuroscience and genetics
  • Dr. Frank Paulus, 2009, Universität des Saarlandes, Hyperkinetische Störung: Zur Wirksamkeit von Medikation und Training bei Kindern
  • Dr. Markus Werkle-Bergner, 2009, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Age differences in episodic memory and visual perception across the lifespan: Insights into dynamic structure-function relations from behavioural and electrophysiological investigations
  • Dr. Karen Bartling, 2010, Freie Universität Berlin, Social interaction in infancy: Contingency perception and the role of maternal affect attunement
  • Dr. Agnieszka Burzynska, 2010, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Adult age differences in brain structure and their cognitive and functional implications
  • Dr. Julius Verrel, 2010, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Movement variability and coordination in early and late adulthood
  • Dr. Kristina Musholt, 2011, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Self-consciousness: From nonconceptual content to the concept of a self (secondary supervisor)
  • Dr. Myriam C. Sander, 2011, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Lifespan age differences in working memory: Insights from behavioral and electrophysiological markers of capacity and selectivity
  • Dr. Viola Störmer, 2011, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Adult age differences in visual attention and working memory: Neural and behavioral evidence on early selection and updating
  • Dr. Julia Wolff, 2011, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Social support and subjective health as within-person processes - Adult age differences in intraindividual variability and in associations between social support measures and physical and emotional well-being
  • Dr. Yana Fandakova, 2012, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Age and individual differences in true and false memory across the lifespan
  • Dr. Hannes Noack, 2012, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Limits in spatial cognition: Probing behavioral and brain plasticity in aging
  • Dr. Goran Papenberg, 2012, Freie Universität Berlin, Contributions of intraindividual variability and dopaminergic modulation to episodic memory in old age
  • Dr. Susanne Passow, 2012, Freie Universität Berlin, Attentional control of auditory perception: Age-related differences and genetic modulation
  • Dr. Johanna Sänger, 2013, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Within- and between-brain synchronization phenomena as neural correlates of interpersonal action coordination in guitar duets
  • Dr. Nicolas Wolfgang Schuck, 2013, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Aging and functional reorganisation of striatum- and medial-temporal lobe-dependent memory systems (member of dissertation committee)
  • Dr. Elisabeth Wenger, 2014, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brain plasticity: Temporal dynamics of training-induced gray matter alterations
  • Dr. Garvin Brod, 2015, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prior knowledge effects on memory: Neural correlates, developmental differences, and longitudinal dynamics
  • Dr. Thomas Grandy, 2015, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prerequisites for a person-centered cognitive psychology and neuroscience
  • Dr. Cathleen Bache, 2015, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Out of sight is not out of mind: Infants' processing of moving targets
  • Dr. Charles C. Driver, 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dynamic models and the development of subjective well-being
  • Dr. Caroline Szymanski, 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Synchronized neural patterns in social interaction
  • Dr. Maike Kleemeyer, 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Effects of cognitive and aerobic fitness interventions on adult cognition
  • Dr. Janne Adolf, 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Investigating the dynamics of intra-individual emotional functioning
  • Dr. Laurel Raffington, 2018, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Socioeconomic disparities in children's cognitive development: Longitudinal dynamics and stress mechanisms
  • Dr. Martin Dahl, 2020, Freie Universität Berlin, Neuromodulation and rhythmic neural activity shape cognition across the lifespan
  • Dr. Beate Mühlroth, 2020, Freie Universität Berlin, Sleep-associated consolidation of episodic memories in old age – The challenge of studying cognitive and cerebral aging
  • Dr. Julian Kosciessa, 2020, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Measurement and relevance of rhythmic and aperiodic human brain dynamics
  • Dr. Verena R. Sommer, 2020, Freie Universität Berlin, The fidelity of neural representations shapes episodic memory across the human lifespan
  • Dr. cand. Manuel Arnold, 2021, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Score-based approaches to heterogeneity in psychological models

Supervision of Dissertations (On-going)

  • Elisa Buchberger
  • Maike Hille, Freie Universität Berlin, Training-induced brain changes during motor skill learning in humans and mice
  • Ann-Kathrin Jöchner
  • Neda Khosravani, M.Sc., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Practice-related plasticity in task-switching during childhood: An individual differences perspective
  • Eleftheria Papadaki
  • Sarah Polk, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Liliana Polyanska, M.Sc., Freie Universität Berlin, Relationship between arousal and decision making under perceptual uncertainty: Evidence from neurocognitive and computational approaches
  • Alexander Skowron
  • Sonja Sudimac, Freie Universität Berlin

External Member on Dissertation Committees

3 / 1996 External Examiner, PhD Thesis, Gueorgui Pachev; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1 / 2001 External Examiner, PhD Thesis, Isabelle Fort, Université de Nancy, France
1 / 2003 External Examiner, PhD Thesis, Emmanuelle Tognoli, Université de Nancy, France
2 / 2011 Opponent, PhD Thesis Lars Tjelta Westlye, University of Oslo, Norway
5 / 2020 External Examinar, PhD Thesis, Olga Trofimova, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Research Interests

  • Behavioral and neural plasticity across the lifespan
  • Brain-behavior relations across the lifespan
  • Lifespan developmental theory
  • Multivariate developmental methodology
  • Formal models of behavioral change

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