my research

In general, my research is aimed at gaining improved insight regarding humans' behavior as well as its underlying brain mechanisms in a world which becomes increasingly complex.

Specifically, I am interested in processes of attention and inhibition, and working memory. Next to basic mechanisms of cognitive functions, my current research focuses on the effects of new technologies as well as training programs on respective functions.

I develop new approaches aiming to improve training-related gains, reduce occurring loads, as well as get participants in an 'optimal state' prior to the training. Within this context, I am also interested in aspects such as aging and psychiatric / neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, behavioral addiction). Another area of interest of mine is concerned with aspects of autonomous driving as well as the use of new technologies and related cognitive functions. I address these topics by using electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eye tracking, physiological measures (e.g., hormone analysis), as well as behavioral approaches.