D.Phil. Student, Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre
My present research focuses on the cognitive, neuroanatomical and neurobiological basis of fatigue and its impact on people's motivation and decisions on whether to engage in a task. To investigate the underlying mechanisms in both the healthy population and Parkinson's Disease patients, I use computational modelling approaches in combination with effort-based decision-making paradigms, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and self-report measures.
In another line of research, I am investigating how social context influences our visual attention by using behavioural measures and electroencephalography (EEG).
I received a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Freiburg, Germany, before working as a research intern at Stanford University School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in a project evaluating the effects of a breathing training and sleep hygiene treatment on psychological and physiological hyperarousal in veterans with PTSD. Following this, I completed an international M.Sc. programme in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, focusing on research on visual attention and perception, and spent one term at St Catherine´s College, University of Oxford, studying Quantitative Methods and Social Psychology. Currently, I am a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) student in Experimental Psychology.
Professional Experience and Referencing Context Explain Variance in Use of Spatial Frames of Reference
Hüther L. et al, (2016), Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 580 - 590
Interaction between object-based attention and pertinence values shapes the attentional priority map of a multielement display.
Gillebert CR. et al, (2016), J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 42, 866 - 877