I graduated from Complutense University of Madrid with a background in Psychology and Neuroscience. I am a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Ute Habel, and my research project will study the neural intra- and inter- brain underpinnings of aggression and conflict using fMRI hyperscanning.
I am holding a master degree in biomedical physics from University of Oldenburg. I started my work as a PhD student in the framework of IRTG2150 under supervision of Prof. Jon Shah at research center of Jülich in the beginning of January 2018. I am working on modifiction and application of different MR pulse sequences in both 3T and 7T MR machine, such as echo planar imaging with a keyhole (EPIK), slice-dependent echo time pulse sequence with EPIK readout. I also work on fMRI data analysis on patient with impulsivity and aggression.
I have a joint-master’s degree in Clinical Linguistics from the University of Groningen, University of Eastern Finland and the University of Potsdam. After graduating, my interest in neuroscience and psychology grew, which led me to pursue a second master’s degree in Psychology from the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. In my PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. Danilo Bzdok, I investigate complex social variables using a recentlyavailable social brain atlas that provides topographical definitions of 36 brain regions consistentlyimplicated in social and affective processes. Extracted brain volumes will be looked at with data madeavailable through the UK BioBank, one of the largest medical databases currently available. Areas ofspecialized interest are hemispheric asymmetry, gender, age and the combination of changes across thelifespan and major phenotypical aspects with other social variables. These multivariate brain-behaviorassociations will be charted and tested for extrapolation at the population level using Bayesianhierarchical approaches for multilevel modeling of structured variables and generalized additive modelsfor complicated nonlinear relationships. Combining a recently emerged rich data resource and advanceddata analytics, our work may open a new window into the brain basis underlying human socialinteraction.
Hamzah Hamid Baagil
I have a background in experimental and clinical neuroscience (Master from the University of Cologne, Germany). Currently, I am working in the research group of Prof. Reetz at the Department of Neurology RWTH Aachen. My project will focus on understanding the neural mechanisms as well as mediating factors underlying impulse control disorder in Parkinson’s Disease and REM-Sleep Behavior Disorder.
I’m a PhD student from Italy, graduated at the university of Trieste. I have a background in biology and neuroscience and I conducted my master thesis at the department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University, in Belgium. I am interested in Theory of Mind and in the neurobiological basis of human social behaviours. I am part of the group of Prof. Dr. Neuner and my project aims to conduct a multi-modal investigation of the Theory of Mind network and its relations to impulsivity and aggression.
My name is Friederike Seifert and I graduated from RWTH Aachen with a background in neurobiology. I started my PhD in October 2019 in the Department of Chemosensation under supervision of Prof Dr. Marc Spehr. My project deals with the role of receptor proteins in the mouse vomeronasal organ.
In summer 2019 I graduated from Maastricht University with a Research Master in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience. Currently, I am a PhD student within the department of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kerstin Konrad. My project will focus on understanding the role of the gut-brain interaction in relation to impulsivity in developmental Psychopathology.
Alina Theresa Henn
After obtaining a B.Sc. in both Social Sciences at Cologne University as well as Psychology at Hagen University, I graduated from Osnabrück University with a M.Sc.in Clinical Psychology. In Fall 2019 I joined Prof. Ute Habel´s research group as a PhD student within the IRTG 2150. My research project focuses on the evaluation of the predictive power of different brain networks for behavioral impulsivity in psychiatric disease and health using a data driven as well as an experimental fMRI approach.
I completed my Master Degree in Biology at the RWTH Aachen. I wrote my thesis about “Object discrimination by size in the American barn owl”. I am working on my doctoral thesis in the group of Prof. Ute Habel since the end of August 2019. During my doctoral project I will examine signal changes in the neural activity and connectivity that underlies the reaction to watching violent scenes.
I started my undergrad studies in engineering, then for graduate studies, I moved on to Cognitive Neuroscience and did my master’s studies at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento. For my master’s project, I visited the university hospital RWTH Aachen, worked on analyzing neuroimaging big-datasets. I then stayed in Aachen and joined Prof. Mathiak’s lab as a PhD student. For my project, we aim to examine the brain networks underlying impulsivity and their modulation using real-time fMRI neurofeedback in healthy and individuals with substance dependence.
I am Linda Orth, a PhD student working in the group of Prof. Irene Neuner. I graduated from RWTH Aachen University, and have a background in biology. Currently, I am working on a project investigating the feasibility of real-time fMRI neurofeedback to learn self-regulation of brain activity in patients with tic disorders in order to reduce symptoms and lead to clinical improvement.