I acquired my bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013 at the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences. In 2016, I completed my master’s studies in psychology at the University of Trier and the University of Bergen in Norway. Since January 2017, I am a PhD candidate and collaborator on the PACT-SZ project. I am also an associated member of the International Research Training Group (IRTG) No. 1901 “The Brain in Action”.
In my doctoral thesis, I will focus on neural correlates that underlie predictive mechanisms paying special attention to multisensory feedback accompanying specific motor actions. In this respect, I am especially interested in the difference in performance between healthy control persons and patients with schizophrenia when it comes to tasks requiring adequate prediction of multisensory consequences of one’s own actions. The project will entail combined behavioural and neuroimaging studies using fMRI. The research results will contribute to a better understanding of the neurocognitive foundations of core schizophrenia symptoms.
Pazen, M., Uhlmann, L., van Kemenade, B.M., Steinsträter, O., Straube, B. & Kircher, T. (accepted). Predictive perception of self-generated movements: Commonalities and differences in the neural processing of tool and hand actions. NeuroImage IF: 5.426