Doctoral degree in Neuroscience @ IMPRS for Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience, GTC Tübingen
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience in the Vision and Cognition lab of Prof. Dr. Andreas Bartels
My research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural underpinnings of visual processing and the role of predictive coding. I am specifically interested in understanding how top-down information (i.e. expectation) is fed back from higher brain areas for the integration with bottom-up sensory processing in earlier visual areas. During the experiments, participants view high-level visual stimuli that trigger top-down processing (i.e. prediction) while I record their brain activity. I use multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) to classify patterns of blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) activity in the visual cortex. My research aims to uncover the neural mechanisms in the human brain that make it possible to see the world around us and to construct the continuous and unified perception of our environment.
Since January 2017 I was an Exchange scholar at Innovative Neuroimaging Research Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Tübingen working with Prof. Dr. Birgit Derntl.
Besides my main PhD research topic I worked on a project focuses on sex hormone related functional connectivity with Dr Lydia Kogler and Prof Birgit Derntl.
NeNa is an annual event organized by Tübingen University doctoral students. The conference is largely for neuroscientists from various disciplines. Interested students are encouraged to join and help make NeNa a fun and interactive conference.
Organizers committee member of the Winter School on “Sex Hormones and the Brain” that took place at the University of Tübingen, Germany, from 31 January to 2 February 2018. It is organized by the Universities of Tübingen, Germany, and Uppsala, Sweden, within the Matariki Network of Universities.
A workshop that Florian Sandhäger and myself offered to NeNa 2017 participants to give useful tips on how to prepare pretty figures that ready for publications and presentations.