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Svenja Brodt

Principal Investigator

Manfredi Alberti

PhD Candidate

My PhD project focuses on analysing the complex interplay between psychological, cognitive and biological processes, by using multimodal MRI, such as fMRI, DWI or MWI. As a biologist, my focus is on investigating microstructural changes co-occuring with the formation and consolidation of engrams in order to identify new potential biomarkers at the cellular and tissue level. Furthermore, I would like to study the link between changes in brain connectivity and memory retrieval.

Florentine Klepel

PhD Candidate (co-supervision with Prof. Steffen Gais, University of Tübingen)

For my PhD project, I am researching the process of falling asleep. Thereby, I specifically focus on the time period shortly before sleep onset in which we are often still able to show behaviour but afterwards we have no memory of it. Additionally, I am highly interested in how the noradrenergic system and the locus coeruleus might contribute to these different cognitive states and the wake-sleep transition.

Svenja Klinkowski

PhD Candidate (co-supervision with Prof. Steffen Gais, University of Tübingen)

I am highly interested in the neurobiological mechanisms of human behavior, as well as the interaction of psychological, cognitive and biological processes. In my current research, I combine different imaging methods to identify the functional dynamics, as well as microstructural plasticity of neural systems that are implicated in memory formation and consolidation. In addition, I investigate whether these memory systems differ in the quality of their memory representations using multivariate methods.

Marius Kreis

PhD Candidate

In my PhD research, I use different neuroimaging techniques to study the functional dynamics and microstructural plasticity changes involved in memory formation in the human brain. I’m interested in how different aspects of complex memories are stored at the systems level. This includes identifying memory engrams for basic visual features in early visual areas and gaining insight into the mechanisms involved.

Lena Schroeder

PhD Candidate