|2016 - 2019
||B.Sc. Psychology, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Bachelor Thesis: “Improving Paralysed Patients’ Brain-Computer Interface Performance: An Analysis of Psychological Factors”, Maastricht University
Supervisor: Lars Hausfeld, PhD
|2019 - 2021||M.Sc. „Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience with Specialisation in Psychopathology”, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Master`s Thesis: “Stress-induced Reconsolidation Impairment of Arousing Associative Memory: Roles of Amygdala and Hippocampus”, University of Hamburg, Department: Cognitive Psychology
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lars Schwabe (UHH) & Conny Quaedflieg, PhD (UM)
||PhD Student and Research Associate at the Research Group Neuroendocrinology, Department Biology, University of Hamburg
Topic of research: The influence of Stress and Sex Hormones on the Adolescent Brain
Supervisor: Prof. jun. Dr. Esther Diekhof
- brain development
- cognitive neuroscience
I am curious about the influences of intrinsic and environmental factors on brain development and the resulting cognitions and behaviours. Thus, I am particularly fascinated by cognitive neurosciences at the intersection to psychopathology and clinical practice.
As part of my PhD, I am investigating the effects of stress and sex hormones on the adolescent brain. Specifically, I explore the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying social hierarchy learning and non-social reinforcement learning during stress. To this end, I am comparing adolescents across age and menstrual cycle or hormonal contraceptives intake in women. These learning mechanisms guide adaptive behaviors in the social world while growing up, thus it is necessary to investigate processes via which healthy development is at risk.