D.Phil. Student (Motivation & Social Neuroscience Lab | Cognitive Neurology Lab)
My present research focuses on the cognitive, neuroanatomical and neurobiological basis of fatigue and its impact on people's motivation and decisions on whether to engage in a task. To investigate the underlying mechanisms in both the healthy population and Parkinson's Disease patients, I use computational modelling approaches in combination with effort-based decision-making paradigms, self-report measures, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).
I received a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Freiburg, Germany, before working as a research intern at Stanford University School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in a project evaluating the effects of a breathing training and sleep hygiene treatment on psychological and physiological hyperarousal in veterans with PTSD. Following this, I completed an international M.Sc. programme in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, focusing on research on visual attention and perception, and spent one term as a visiting student at St Catherine´s College, University of Oxford, studying Quantitative Methods and Social Psychology. Currently, I am a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) student at the Department of Experimental Psychology and New College, University of Oxford, supervised by Dr. Matthew Apps and Prof. Masud Husain.
Motivational fatigue: A neurocognitive framework for the impact of effortful exertion on subsequent motivation.
Müller T. and Apps MAJ., (2018), Neuropsychologia
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation? A brief overview
Müller T., (2017), The New Collection, 12, 38 - 45
Professional Experience and Referencing Context Explain Variance in Use of Spatial Frames of Reference
Hüther L. et al, (2016), Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 580 - 590
Interaction between object-based attention and pertinence values shapes the attentional priority map of a multielement display.
Gillebert CR. et al, (2016), J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 42, 866 - 877