About Me

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I'm a psychologist and neuroscientist from Germany, born in Australia. After studying Psychology for 3 years at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, I worked for one semester with Jason Mattingley at Melbourne University. I continued my studies with the Master's program Neuro-cognitive Psychology at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. I then did my PhD at Humboldt University in Berlin with John-Dylan Haynes and a Postdoc with Jan Gläscher at the University Medical Center in Hamburg. Today I live in Washington D.C. and work with Chris Baker in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition at NIMH in Bethesda. full CV

I am happy that I have had the chance to collaborate with many interesting people, including (but not limited to) Carsten Allefeld, Radoslaw Cichy, Tobias Donner, Kai Görgen, Assaf Harel, Matthias Guggenmos, Timo Stein, Philipp Sterzer and Raul Vicente.

I enjoy teaching Cognitive Neuroscience and methods. In the past, I led two classes at summer schools for gifted high-school students. In addition, I have given courses on multivariate pattern analysis in Hamburg, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Berlin, Sydney, Brisbane, Bern, and at NIMH, with practical examples using The Decoding Toolbox.

I am very interested in film and music. For many years I have been an active singer in various choirs, including the Windsbach Boys Choir, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Munich Bach Choir. Currently, I'm an active member of the Six Degree Singers. During my time in Hamburg, I was an active member of the rowing club Favorite Hammonia.