News 2019

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Ingo Fründ (University of York, Toronto, Canada)

Visual perception of (almost) natural images
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2019/2020 is Prof. Dr. Ingo Fründ  (University of York, Toronto, Canada).

  • Time: December 18th, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Announcement

New OCC PhD Student - Krischan Koerfer

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With Krischan Koerfer we welcome the newest member in our OCC PhD Program. He studies the motion perception of non-rigid objects. The project is supervised by OCC member  Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe and the Phd Committee is completed by the OCC members Prof. Dr. Niko Busch and Prof Dr. Heiko Wagner.

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Simon Sprecher (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Experiencing the world with small brains: Exploring principles in fruit flies
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Our first speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2019/2020 is Prof. Dr. Simon Sprecher  (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).

  • Time: November 27th, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Announcement

Poster Award for Torge Dellert

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We congratulate OCC PhD student Torge Dellert from the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Thomas Straube, who won the Poster Award at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Washington, D.C., USA, for the presentation of his project "Effects of consciousness and task relevance in face processing as revealed by ERPs and fMRI".

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Poster Award for Jana Masselink

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We congratulate our OCC PhD student Jana Masselink from the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe on the SR Research Poster Award at the European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 2019). The conference was held from 18-22 August in Alicante (Spain) where she received the award for giving the best interactive presentation of a model on oculomotor plasticity in visual, motor and forward model representations (title: ’Saccadic motor command adapts to post-saccadic target representation in pre-saccadic coordinates’)

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New OCC PhD Student - Johannes Kirchner

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Johannes Kirchner is the newest member in our OCC PhD Program. His research focuses on the development of novel experimental techniques to study the blink-related eye movements and their integration with regular eye movements like saccades. The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe and the Phd Committee is completed by Dr. Tamara Watson and OCC member Dr. Svenja Gremmler. Welcome!

OCC Retreat 2019

Talks by OCC PhD Students

Retreat 2019
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This year's OCC Retreat was held at the Institute of Psychology on July 8. From 9 to 5 the OCC PhD students presented the current state of their projects in twenty-minute talks each followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Again, the diversity of the covered topics within the field of cognitive and behavioural neuroscience was impressive (Program Retreat 2019). After the presentations, OCC members and PhD students braved the cold weather and had the traditional BBQ in the backyard of the institute where several ideas regarding the ongoing and future research projects were discussed.

Upcoming Talk

Prof. Dr. Peggy L. St. Jacques

A new perspective on visual perspective in memory
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2019 is Prof. Dr. Peggy L- St.. Jacques (University of Alberta, Canada)

  • Time: June 10th, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Neuroscience in School

Time Slots Available for Project "Wir sind Hirnforscher"

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The OCC offers the teaching material for the the 2-week teaching unit „Wir sind Hirnforscher“ designed by the Hertie Foundation including the robot „Herr Tie“ to primary schools in Münster. At first glance, the brain is abstract and difficult to grasp for primary school children because it is hidden inside the head. The aim of this teaching unit for 3rd and 4th grades is to make the brain, the control center of our body, accessible for the pupils. The pupils themselves take the role of brain researchers and, through their own experimentation, find the answers to questions about the brain. They learn that the brain is exciting, that anyone can explore it, and that it is worth protecting. Furthermore, each project can be completed with a question-and-answer session about the brain with OCC PhD students. Interested schools and teachers can contact the OCC coordinator for further information. Please click the on the heading above to find the bookable timeslots for the project in the school year 2019/2020.

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New OCC member - Dr. Daniel Kluger

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We welcome Dr. Daniel Kluger as a new member of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center in 2019. Dr. Kluger works on questions about functional neuroimaging, body-brain interactions, predictive brain processing and brain oscillations in the group of OCC member Prof. Dr. Joachim Groß at the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis at the WWU.

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Baune (Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, WWU)

Neuroinflammation and cognition across psychiatric disorders
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2019 is Prof. Dr. Bernhard Baune (Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, WWU).

  • Time: June 26th, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Dr. Milena Rabovsky (Freie Universität Berlin)

Modeling the N400 brain potential as change in a probabilistic representation of meaning
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2019 is    Dr. Milena Rabovsky (Freie Universität Berlin).

  • Time: June 5th, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Announcement

New OCC Executive Board

OCC Executive Board 2019
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A new Executive Board for the Otto Creutzfeldt Center has been elected during the OCC general assembly in April 2019. The new Board is composed of five representatives of the university professors, two representatives of the scientific staff and one representative each of the students and the employees from technology and administration. The members of the new Executive Board are looking forward to organizing the established OCC events and activities and to developing new initiatives.

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Ritter (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

From machine learning to deep learning in clinical neuroimaging
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2019 is Prof. Dr. Kerstin Ritter (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin).

  • Time: May 22nd, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Dr. Tamara Watson (Western Sydney University)

A Bayesian approach to person perception
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2019 is Dr. Tamara Watson from the Western Sydney University.

  • Time: May 15th, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Thesis Defense

PhD for Daniel Kluger

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Dr. Daniel Kluger has successfully defended his thesis this month. His thesis "Informational segmentation in event prediction: Temporal dynamics and predictive efficiency" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz, Prof. Dr. Pienie Zwitserlood and Dr. Svenja Gremmler. Congratulations!

Thesis Defense

PhD for Constantin Winker

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We congratulate Dr. Constantin Winker on successfully defending his thesis "Noninvasive stimulation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex
in the context of emotional face and scene processing" at the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis on Tuesday, April 23rd. The thesis was supervised by the OCC members Prof. Dr. Markus Junghöfer, Prof. Dr. Pienie Zwitserlood and Prof. Dr. Christian Dobel.

Announcement

New OCC PhD Student - Nils Winter

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With Nils Winter we welcome the newest member in our OCC PhD Program. His research interest focuses on resting-state fMRI, Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks and Bayesian statistics. The project is supervised by OCC members  Prof. Dr. Tim Hahn, Prof. Dr. Niko Busch and the Phd Committee is completed by the OCC member Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Dannlowski. Welcome!

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New OCC PhD Student - Svea Schröder

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Svea Schröder is the newest member in our OCC PhD Program. She investigates in her PhD project how alpha oscillations are involved in memory processes, particularly in the short-term memory range. The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Niko Busch and the Phd Committee is completed by the OCC members Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz and Dr. Maximilian Bruchmann. Welcome!

Thesis Defense

PhD for Ima Trempler

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Dr. Ima Trempler has successfully defended her thesis this month. Her thesis "Behavioral and fMRI studies on the role of striatal and frontal dopamine for cognitive flexibility and stability in patients with Parkinson's disease and healthy subjects" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz, Prof. Dr. Gereon Fink and Prof. Dr. Karen Zentgraf . Congratulations!

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New OCC member - Dr. Sebastian Schindler

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We welcome Dr. Sebastian Schindler as the second new member of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center in 2019. Dr. Schindler works on questions about emotions, language and social cognition in the group of OCC member Prof. Dr. Thomas Straube at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Systems Neuroscience at the WWU.

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New OCC member - Prof. Dr. Bernhard Baune

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With Porf. Dr. Bernhard Baune we welcome the first new member of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center in the year 2019. Prof. Bernhard Baune is the Director of the University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the WWU. His main research interest is in personalised psychiatry, molecular psychiatry, prediction and biomarker research in psychiatry and treatment response prediction and in neuroimmunology and he has a particular interest in cognitive function and psychosocial function in psychiatric disorders and in the severe course of mental illness, treatment response and recovery.

Thesis Defense

PhD for Ilona Schneider

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We congratulate Dr. Ilona Schneider on successfully defending her thesis "Stress resilience from a neuroscientific and intergenerational perspective: Epigenetic mechanism as mediators between genes and the environment" at the Department for Psychiatry und Psychotherapy on Friday, March 15th. The thesis was supervised by the OCC members Prof. Dr. Weiqi Zhang, Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz and Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Dannlowski.

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New OCC PhD Student - Nicole Kerkenberg

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Nicole Kerkenberg is the newest member in our OCC PhD Program. In her research project, she investigate the role of ZDHHC7 in the sex-specific stress response of mice. The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Weiqi Zhang and the PhD committee is completed by the OCC members Prof. Dr. Ralf Stanewsky and Prof. Dr. Cornelius Faber. Welcome!

Announcement

New OCC PhD Student - René Michel

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René Michel is the newest member in our OCC PhD Program. He investigates in his PhD the focus on the slower attentional rhythm and aim to shed light on its characteristics and try to find neural correlates by means of EEG, psychophysics and machine learning. The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Niko Busch and the Phd Committee is completed by the OCC member Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe and Prof. Dr. Laura Dugué. Welcome!

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Dr. Radoslaw Cichy (FU Berlin)

Dynamics of visual cognition: A spatio-temporally resolved and algorithmically explicit account
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2018/19 is Dr. Radoslaw Cichy from the FU Berlin.

  • Time: January 23, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Hanno Würbel (University of Bern)

More than 3Rs – Improving the validity and reproducibility of animal research
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2018 is Prof. Dr. Hanno Würbel from the University of Bern.

  • Time: January 09, 2019 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074