Joined OCC in 2019
In everyday life, we experience our visual perception as a continuous stream.
Nevertheless, accumulating evidence from both psychophysical and neuronal data indicates that this perceived continuous stream relies on a series of discrete snapshots (comparable to a video camera taking pictures at a certain frame rate). This sensory rhythm is mostly found within the alpha band (8-12 Hz). Among this sensory rhythm, recent research also found covert attention (the selective enhancement of information processing in certain regions of our visual field in absence of eye movements) to operate rhythmically, but in a slower fashion, located within the theta range (4-7 Hz).
In my PhD project, we 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.
Prof. Dr. Niko A. Busch
Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe
Prof. Dr. Laura Dugué
Michel, R.; Bölte, J., & Liepelt, R. (2018). When a Social Experimenter Overwrites Effects of Salient Objects in an Individual Go/No-Go Simon Task – An ERP Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(674). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00674.
Biella, M., & Michel, R. (2018). Grenzen menschlicher Leistungsfähigkeit im Cockpit: wie können rechtzeitig Performanzeinbrüche erkannt werden? Vortrag beim Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
*1991 Remscheid, Germany
2011–2014 B.Sc. Psychology at the University of Muenster, Germany
2014–2017 M.Sc. Psychology at the University of Muenster, Germany
2017-2018 Research Associate, Neurobiopsychology (Prof. Dr. König), University of Osnabrueck, Germany
2018 - now PhD student, Experimental Psychology (Prof. Dr. Busch), University of Muenster, Germany
2019 - now PhD student, Otto-Creutzfeldt-Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Muenster, Germany