I did my PhD within the International Research Training Group IRTG2150 on the the effect of prefrontal tDCS on aggression and impulsivity with regard to the COMT and OPRM1 genotype using fMRI in healthy and alcohol dependent participants.
I have a background in biology and cognitive neuroscience. My research interests lie in neurobiology of decision-making, reward system, social interactions and neuroeconomics.
After obtaining my Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University, I pursued my PhD at RWTH Aachen University. In my research I combine both fMRI and non-invasive brain stimulation, to study the neurobiological mechanisms underlying attention, memory and executive functions. More recently, I started to examine the influence of gender and aggression on fMRI-based resting-state networks.