Research Project

Episodic memory does not only store past experiences but is also used to predict the future to help us be prepared and behave adequately in everyday life. In the project, „Learning from quantified episodic prediction errors: individual biases in gist revision” we investigate episodic memory in its function of “predicting the past” and in particular its revision by prediction errors. Previous research has shown that the prediction error signals the need to update and dynamically adapt memory representations to account for changes in the environment. However, it remains unknown whether the magnitude of the prediction error is related to the likelihood of memory updating. Furthermore, individual preconditions altering the size of prediction errors have not been taken into account in previous research. We aim to address these gaps in a series of behavioral, fMRI and EEG experiments by inducing prediction errors of different strengths through modification of episodic cues during reactivation.

PhD Committee

Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz
Prof. Dr. Joachim Groß
Prof. Dr. Kristina Liefke


Conference Contributions




Beginning of PhD research project at the Institute of Psychology and Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience in Muenster, Germany


M.Sc. Psychology (specialization in cognitive neuroscience) at the University of Muenster, Germany

2017-2019 B.Sc. Psychology at the University of Muenster, Germany