I am a PhD student working primarily in the GUI and Gestik3 projects and further contributing to the EEG-CON project. In August 2013 I completed my B.A. in Language and Communication at the University of Marburg and began a fast-track program in neurolinguistics, supported by a qualifying fellowship by the IRTG 1901 ‘The Brain in Action’.
I have been working at the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Marburg since June 2011, first as a student research assistant, then a fast-track fellow and lastly a PhD student and associated member of the IRTG 1901. During this time I have been involved in several fMRI, EEG and behavioral studies on the processing of language, gesture and social interactions in healthy subjects as well as various psychiatric populations.
My research on neural correlates of verbally and nonverbally expressed communicative intentions is now carried on in my PhD project. Here, I further focus on the influence of an increased genetic risk for schizophrenia on social interactions in different intergroup contexts.
- communicative intentions
- language and gesture
- social interactions in intergroup contexts
- extended mirror neuron system
- theory of mind, empathy
He, Y., Steines, M., Sommer, J., Gebhardt, H., Nagels, A., Sammer, G., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2018). Spatial-temporal dynamics of gesture-speech integration: a simultaneous EEG-fMRI study. Brain Structure and Function. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00429-018-1674-5
He, Y., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Straube, B. (2018). Action-Related Speech Modulates Beta Oscillations During Observation of Tool-Use Gestures. Brain Topogr. doi:10.1007/s10548-018-0641-z IF: 3.394
He, Y., Gebhardt, H., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Kircher, T., Nagels, A., & Straube, B. (2015). The EEG and fMRI signatures of neural integration: An investigation of meaningful gestures and corresponding speech. Neuropsychologia, 72, 27-42. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.04.018
Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Steines, M., & Straube, B. (2015). Feeling addressed! The role of body orientation and co-speech gesture in social communication. Human Brain Mapping, 36(5), 1925-1936.http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22746
Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Steines, M., Grosvald, M., & Straube, B. (2015). A brief self-rating scale for the assessment of individual differences in gesture perception and production. Learning and Individual Differences, 39, 73-80. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2015.03.008
Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Grosvald, M., Steines, M., & Straube, B. (accepted). Evidence for gesture-speech mismatch detection impairments in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. IF: 2.223
Straube, B., He, Y., Steines, M., Gebhardt, H., Kircher, T., Sammer, G., & Nagels, A. (2013). Supramodal neural processing of abstract information conveyed by speech and gesture. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 1-14. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00120