Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre (Apps)
My present research focuses on the mechanisms that underlie our motivation and decisions about whether to engage in a task, particularly when we become fatigued over time. To investigate these, I use cost-benefit decision-making paradigms in combination with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational modelling approaches.
In another but somewhat related line of research, I am investigating how social context influences our visual attention by using behavioural and electrophysiological measures.
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 at St Catherine´s College, University of Oxford, studying Quantitative Methods and Social Psychology. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Experimental Psychology.
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