News 2021

Upcoming Talk

Talk by PH Dr. Med. Elisabeth Kaufmann (LMU München)

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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2021/2022 is PH Dr. med. Elisabeth Kaufmann (LMU München).

  • Time: December 15, 2021 (Wed), 4.15 p.m.
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)

Thesis Defense

PhD for Margarita Hessel

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We congratulate Dr. Margarita Hessel  on successfully defending her thesis "Contribution of serotonergic receptors of the bed nucleus of stria terminalis (BNST) to phasic and sustained fear" at the Institute of Physiology I. The thesis was supervised by Dr. Thomas Seidenbecher, Prof. Dr. Norbert Sachser und Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Pape.

Thesis Defense

PhD for Vanessa von Kortzfleisch

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Dr. Vanessa von Kortzfleisch has successfully defended her thesis this month. Her thesis  “At the edge of standardisation – Embracing heterogeneity for improved reproducibility in animal research?” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helene Richter, Prof. Dr. Norbert Sachser and Prof. Dr.  Matthias Gamer (University of Würzburg). Congratulations!

Thesis Defense

PhD for Nicole Kerkenberg

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We congratulate Dr. Nicole Kerkenberg  on successfully defending her thesis "The sex-specific role of the palmitoyl acyltransferase ZDHHC7 in the pathobiology of mental disorders" at the Faculty of Biology on  September 16th. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Weiqi Zhang, Prof. Dr. Ralf Stanewsky und Prof. Dr. Cornelius Faber.

OCC Retreat 2021

Talks by OCC PhD Students

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After the all digital Retreat in 2020 this year's OCC Retreat was held as a hybrid event in Zoom and at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences on September 27th and 28th. 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 (complete program). In the evening on Monday OCC members and PhD students braved the cold weather outside and had the traditional OCC BBQ with a lot of interesting discussions and interdisciplinary discourse.

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Dr. Anna Boback (University of Stirling)

Measuring individual differences in face cognition: lessons learned from super- recognisers and typical perceivers
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Our first speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2021/22 is Dr. Anna Boback from the Uniersity of Stirling.
 

  • Time: Oktober 06, 2021 (Wed), 16.15 h
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)

Announcement

OCC Retreat

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This year, the OCC Retreat will be held as a hybrid event at the Leonardo Campus and via Zoom on September 27-28, 2021.

We will have   11 talks from OCC PhD students covering a broad range of interesting topics and different methods. Each talk will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Announcement

Open Science Workshop

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We are pleased to announce the virtual workshop by David Mehler. Dr. David Mehler is a medical doctor and neuroscientist, he works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Translational Psychiatry, University of Münster. The workshop on the topic "How to draft a registered report?" takes place on June 29th and July 2nd, 2021 between 9am to 12:30pm via ZOOM.

Announcement

New OCC PhD Student - Hui-Fen Chen

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In our OCC PhD Program we welcome Hui-Fen Chen. In her research she is focused on the investigation of sex differences in peripheral and spinal signaling pathways and changes in supraspinal networks relevant for pain-related behaviors following acute incisional and chronic neuropathic pain in mice. The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Cornelius Faber. The PhD Committee is completed by Prof. Dr. med. Esther Pogatzki-Zahn and OCC member Prof. Dr.Helene Richter.

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Sonja Bröer

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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2021 is Prof. Dr. Sonja Bröer  (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany ).

  • Time: June 16, 2021 (Wed), 4.15 p.m.
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Lisa Genzel

Semantic-like memory in rodents
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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2021 is Prof. Dr. Lisa Genzel  (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Netherlands).

  • Time: June 2, 2021 (Wed), 4.15 p.m.
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)

Announcement

New OCC member - Dr. Antje Peters

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We welcome Dr. Antje Peters from the Institute of Medical Psychology and Systems Neuroscience as a new member of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center in 2021.

Dr. Antje Peters works on questions about

• Neural correlates of consciousness
• Multivariate pattern analysis of EEG and fMRI data
• Modelling of consciousness and load effects

Announcement

New OCC PhD Student - Thomas Kroker

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Thomas Kroker is the newest member in our OCC PhD Program. In his PhD project he will try to extend his knowledge on vmPFC functioning by a causal modulation of its activity. TDCS is non-invasive brain stimulation technique that allows us to alter brain activity from outside the skull. The vmPFC stimulation will modulate decision-making and the processing of emotions after a feedback stimulus is presented. Thus, the vmPFC in involved in fear inhibition, risk-taking and the estimation of outcomes of our behavior. By altering vmPFC-activity we will be able to further investigate vmPFC functioning and change potentially dysfunctional cognitive processes, that induce maladaptive behavior.

The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Markus Junghöfer. The PhD Committee is completed by the OCC members Prof. Dr. Jens Bölte and Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz. Welcome!

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New OCC PhD Student - Falko Mecklenbrauck

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In our OCC PhD Program we welcome Falko Mecklenbrauck. In his research he investigates temporal persistence as a neural organizational principle of hierarchical stimuli as well as the underlying neural structure of hierarchy. The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz. The PhD Committee is completed by OCC member Prof. Dr. Joachim Groß and Dr. Moritz F. N. Wurm.

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Dr. Meike Ramon

Super-Recognizers: What we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know
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Our second speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2021 is Dr. Meike Ramon  (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).

  • Time: May 12th, 2021 (Wed), 3 p.m.
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Benjamin Risse

Artificial Intelligence: Theory or Tool? A Brief Discussion Drawn From Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Examples.
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Our first speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the summer semester 2021 is Prof. Dr. Benjamin Risse  (WWU Münster, Germany).

  • Time: May 5th, 2021 (Wed), 4.15 p.m.
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)

Reinforcement in our coordination team
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Svea Schröder has joined the OCC coordination team. We look forward to working with Svea and wish her a good start and a warm welcome.

Upcoming Talk

Talk by Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage

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Our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2020/2021 is Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage  (WWU Münster, Germany).

  • Time: March 17, 2021 (Wed), 4.15 p.m.
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)

Save-the-date

Save-the-date

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The OCC is glad to announce that Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage (Neuromotor Behavior and Exercise / Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences) will give a talk in the OCC-Neuroscience-Colloquium on Wednesday, 17th of March.

Her colleague Dr. Nils Henrik Pixa will give the Masterclass the next day (Thursday, 18th of March).

More information like the title and abstract will follow. Please save the dates.

Thesis Defense

PhD for Wanja Mößing

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We congratulate Dr. Wanja Mößing on successfully defending his thesis "Dynamics of electroencephalographic alpha oscillations during visual memory" at the Institute of Psychology on Friday, February 5th. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Niko Busch, Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe and Prof. Dr. Jens Bölte.

Upcoming Talk

Cancelling talk by Prof. Dr. Volker Stefanski

Behavioral Physiology in Pigs – from Bench to Practice
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Unfortunately our next speaker in the OCC Colloquium Series in the winter semester 2020/2021  Prof. Dr. Volker Stefanski  (University Hohenheim, Germany)

  • Time: January 27, 2021 (Wed), 4.15 p.m.
  • Location: Online Zoom Meeting – Registration Required (occinfo@uni-muenster.de)
and his masterclass (January, 28, 2021) have to be cancelled. It has not yet been finally clarified whether there will be an alternative date.

Thesis Defense

PhD for Nico Broers

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Dr. Nico Broers has successfully defended his thesis this month. His thesis  “Exploring Memories of Scenes" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Niko Busch, Prof. Dr. Pienie Zwitserlood and Dr. Radoslaw Martin Cichy. Congratulations!

Announcement

New OCC PhD Student - Frauke Heins

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In our OCC PhD Program we welcome the first new member in the year 2021 . It is Frauke Heins. Her research project aims to examine how post-saccadic feedback signals have to be designed to induce learning of new action-perception contingencies in an efficient and natural way. The project is supervised by OCC member Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe and the PhD Committee is completed by Dr. Svenja Gremmler and Prof. Dr. Annalisa Bosco from the University of Bologna. Welcome!