Our Second Cohort (started in 2020)

Tamer Ajaj

Tamer Ajaj

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • computational neuroscience • social neuroscience • group synchrony • higher-order cognition • neural Interactions and dynamics • cross-frequency neuronal interactions
Maria Azanova

Maria Azanova

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • neural traits that explain interindividual differences in decision-making • unconscious determinants of choice
Maria Badanova

Maria Badanova

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • human neuroscience • brain plasticity • positive psychology and science of well-being • translational science / intervention development
Clara Bersch

Clara Bersch

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • principles of intelligence in both biological and artificial systems • conscious and unconscious information processing • modeling of neural systems • deep learning • computational neuroscience • human-computer interaction • formation, maintenance and stability of complex systems • collective intelligence and collective decision making • metacognition
Giacomo Bignardi

Giacomo Bignardi

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • aesthetic science • etiology of aesthetic appraisal • quantification of aesthetic experiences • neural correlates of appraisal • genetic architecture of aesthetic experiences
J. Karolis Degutis

J. Karolis Degutis

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • working memory • predictive processing • neural correlates of visual awareness • high-resolution fMRI • functional connectivity
Susanne Haridi

Susanne Haridi

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: : • computational cognitive science • generalization and intelligence • statistical models of cognition • learning • foundations of cognitive science
Meike Hettwer

Meike Hettwer

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • imaging genetics • neural correlates of risk and resilience to psychiatric disorders • functional networks and inter-hemispheric interactions • adaptation and plasticity
Janis S. Keck

Janis S. Keck

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • brain-computer-interfacing • computational modelling of sensorimotor control • modelling action & perception as bayesian inference • effective connectivity • variational bayesian methods • embodied cognition
Johannes J. Mohn

Johannes J. Mohn

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • interareal synchronization and top-down control • functional interrogation of interneurons using optogenetic tools • stress and stress-related pathologies in neural network function • neurocognitive development
Surabhi S. Nath

Surabhi S. Nath

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • computational/probabilistic modelling of cognitive processes • emotions in decision-making • affective neuroscience • learning and improvisation • deep learning, reinforcement learning
C. Ofure Okoh

C. Ofure Okoh

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • synaptic plasticity, connectivity, and regulation in cognitive mechanisms • epigenetics in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism • association between social-behavioral output and neuronal signaling using neuroimaging techniques as EEG, MRI, and fMRI
Fabian M. Renz

Fabian M. Renz

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • integration of methodological approaches in cognitive science research• neurophysiological underpinnings of conscious experience • computational approaches in cognitive science • levels of analysis
Jennifer Sander

Jennifer Sander

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • language acquisition and language processing • visual attention • theory of mind • neuroimaging and eyetracking
M. Hashim Satti

M. Hashim Satti

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • cognitive and computational basis of decision making • neural correlates of action selection • neural signal processing • mathematical modelling • neural population encoding
Robert Scholz

Robert Scholz

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • rule acquisition and processing • interactions between cortex and subcortical structures • evolution of brain structures • genetic influence on circuit markup and wiring • deep reinforcement learning
John Tuff

John Tuff

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • avian cognitive neuroscience • action selection • executive functions • methods in comparative neuroscience
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