About me

This page is my personal research page, and my entries should be considered private opinion. I blog about my current research projects, discuss tools i found to be helpful or interesting, and comment on developments in my area of expertise.

Current Work

Since 2010, I am working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Lab of Prof. Alireza Gharabaghi, where we research brain stimulation for the treatment of motor disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s, stroke). My daily work routine is applying for grants, setting up experiments, supervising students, conducting data analysis, and writing papers. We are mostly performing experiments with EEG, BCI, TMS and TCS.

I defended my Dr.rer.nat in March 2017, and my Dr. rer.soc. in July 2012. Both were received from the University Tübingen.

During my natural scientific doctorate research, I was enrolled in the International Max Plack Research School / Graduate Training Centre for Neural and Behavioral Sciences. My thesis was based on new ways to improve the instructional efficiency of restorative BCIs, especially regarding cognitive and reinforcement learning.

During my social scientific doctorate research, I was enrolled at the European Graduate School in Addiction Research at Dresden International University (ESADD) and the Research Training Group on Bioethics at the International Centre for Ethics in Sciences and Humanities (IZEW). My thesis was based on responsibility attribution for addiction. It was interdisciplinary between philosophy and social science. It was based on two key research questions. One was empirical research about how addiction care professionals do attribute responsibility for relapse, the other justification of responsibility attribution for relapse.

I graduated in 2007 with a Dipl.-Päd., which is roughly equivalent to a Master in Education, from Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg. I was trained in education, sociology, psychology and philosophy, and put my study focus on Frankfurt School critical theory. During my study period, I worked part-time at an inpatient centre for drug addiction rehabiliation.