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Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

Topics Visual processing: in particular visual consciousness, encoding of perceptual content, binocular rivalry
Auditory processing: in particular encoding/learning of rules, involuntary attention, distraction
Memory processes: in particular encoding, recall/recognition, working memory
Methods Electroencephalography (EEG): in particular event-related potentials (ERPs), source localization, frequency-tagged stimulation
Behavioural performance: in particular psychophysics, reaction times, recursive correlations, circular statistics, data modelling

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Qualifications

01/2013 Higher Doctorate [Habilitation, venia legendi] in Psychology (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Thesis: "Binocular Interactions: From Receiving to Perceiving"
10/2003 PhD [Doctor rerum naturalium] in Psychology (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Thesis: "Involuntary attention: Behavioral and event-related potential effects in an auditory distraction paradigm [Unwillkürliche Aufmerksamkeit: Effekte auf Verhalten and ereigniskorrelierte Potentiale in einem auditiven Distraktionsparadigma]"
06/1999 Diploma (equivalent to Master's degree) in Psychology (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Thesis: "Memory scanning's dependence on list length and distraction [Suche im Gedächtnis in Abhängigkeit von Listenlänge and Störaufgabe]"

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Employment

since 09/2014 Maternity leave
03/2014-09/2014 Assistant Professor [Wissenschaftliche Assistentin]
University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of Psychology, Cognitive & Biological Psychology Unit
09/2013-02/2014 Visiting Scientist / Senior Research Fellow in Psychology
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (Australia)
since 03/2013 Adjunct Professor [Privatdozentin]
University of Leipzig (Germany), Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology
08/2012-08/2013 Maternity leave
10/2010-07/2012 Visiting Scientist / Research Fellow in Psychology
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (Australia)
since 09/2009 Honorary Research Associate
Biomedical Sciences, The University of Sydney (Australia)
10/2008-09/2010 Maternity leave
05/2005-10/2008 Assistant Professor [Wissenschaftliche Assistentin]
University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of Psychology, Cognitive & Biological Psychology Unit
(position deferred from 10/2008 to 02/2014)
10/2003-04/2005 Full-time Research Fellow/Lecturer [Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin])
University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Research Methods Unit
08/2002-09/2002 Visiting Scholar
School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney (Australia)
04/2001-09/2003 Research Fellow/Lecturer [Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin]
University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of Psychology, Cognitive & Biological Psychology Unit
05/2005-10/2008 stand-in Assistant Professor [Wissenschaftliche Assistentin (Vertretung)]
University of Technology Chemnitz (Germany), Department of Psychology, Experimental and Biological Psychology Unit
07/1999-09/2000 Research Assistant [Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft]
University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of Psychology, Cognitive & Biological Psychology Unit
10/1997-06/1999 Research Assistant [Studentische Hilfskraft]
University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of Psychology, Cognitive & Biological Psychology Unit
1994-1997 various Research internships
University of Southern California, Psychology Department, Los Angeles, USA (6 months); Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Madigan
Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, Germany (2 months); Supervisor: Dr. Bernhard Hommel
German Sport University Cologne, Institute of Psychology, Cologne, Germany (2 months); Supervisor: Dr. Jörn Munzert
1995 Clinical Psychology internship
Hospital for Psychiatry and Neurology Christophsbad, Göppingen (3 months); Supervisor: Rolf Brüggemann, Dipl.-Psych.

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Education

1991-1999 Studies of Psychology, Computer Science, and Mathematics
University of Leipzig (Germany) and University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA)

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Grants / Scholarships / Awards

01/2009-12/2010 German Academic Exchange Service [Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD]
grant for a Project-based Personnel Exchange Programme (PPP) with Spain (Acciones Integradas Hispano-Alemanas) between the Biological and Cognitive Psychology group of the University of Leipzig and the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group of the University of Barcelona for "The role of predictive models in auditory processing" (awarded to Erich Schröger and Carles Escera)
07/2007-06/2009 German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG]
for RO 3061/1-2 "Binocular Rivalry: Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Organization"
07/2005-06/2007 German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG]
for RO 3061/1-1 "Binocular Rivalry: Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Organization"
08/2002-09/2002 German Academic Exchange Service [Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD]
Visiting Scholar of Dr. Alan Freeman at the School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney (Australia)
2002 Student Poster Award
at the 42nd Conference of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) in Washington DC (USA)

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Services to the profession

2014-2015 Member of the organizing committee
Error Signals from the Brain: 7th Conference on the Mismatch Negativity (MMN), Leipzig (Germany), September 2015
2008 Symposium co-organizer (with R. P. O'Shea)
"Visual consciousness at different levels of the brain"
10th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON X), Bodrum (Turkey)
2008 Symposium co-organizer (with R. P. O'Shea and J. Kornmeier)
"Constructing the visual world - What perceptual instability tells us about conscious visual perception"
31st European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Utrecht (The Netherlands)
2008 Symposium organizer
"Converging on Consciousness"
Conference Psychology and Brain [Tagung Psychologie and Gehirn], Magdeburg (Germany)
2008 Member of the organizing committee
Evoked Potentials International Conference (EPIC) XIV, Leipzig (Germany)
since 2003 Ad-hoc reviewer for
Journals
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain Research
  • European Journal of Neuroscience
  • Experimental Brain Research
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • i-Perception
  • Journal of Vision
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • PLOS ONE
German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)]

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Services to university administration

2006-2008 Organizer of the research colloquium
Institute for Psychology I, University of Leipzig (Germany)
2006-2008 Editor of the annual research report
Institute for Psychology I, University of Leipzig (Germany)
2006-2007 Member of the selection committee
Associate Professorship [W2-Professur] for Social Psychology und Research Methods, University of Leipzig (Germany)
2005 Member of the committee to change from the Diploma to the Bachelor/Master Degrees (Bologna-Model) in Psychology
University of Leipzig (Germany)

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Teaching


Since 1999 I have taught more than 1200 hours. I have taught at University of Leipzig (Germany), at University of Technology Chemnitz (Germany), and at Murdoch University (Australia).
My teaching experience includes:
  • Course development, administration, delivery (lectures and seminars) and assessment:
    • Advanced Research Methods and Evaluation (post-graduate level [Diplom-Hauptstudium])
    • Psychophysics, Scaling Methods, and Theory of Measurement (undergraduate level [Diplom-Grundstudium])
  • Course development, administration, delivery (laboratory classes):
    • Cognitive Electrophysiology (undergraduate level [Diplom-Grundstudium])
    • Observational Methods (undergraduate level [Diplom-Grundstudium])
  • Course development, administration, and delivery (seminars):
    • Research Methods (postgraduate level)
    • Perception (undergraduate level)
    • Biological Psychology (undergraduate level)
    • Psychology of Emotion (undergraduate level)
    • Introduction to EEG and ERPs (undergraduate level)
  • Contributions to development, administration, delivery (lectures), and assessment:
    • Perception and Psychophysics
    • Biological Psychology
    • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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Supervision of graduate students

since 2011 PhD (R. P. O'Shea, U. Roeber, and S. Provost)
Bradley Jack, B.Psych (Hons, 1st)
Thesis: "Neural correlates of visual consciousness"
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (Australia)
2005-2011 PhD (U. Roeber, E. Schröger)
Sandra Veser, Dr.rer.nat. Dipl.-Psych.
Thesis: "Early neural correlates of perceptual awareness and visual attention by investigating binocular rivalry"
University of Leipzig (Germany)
2013 4th-year Honours-theses
Lachlan Foster (S. Provost and U. Roeber)
Emily Prowse, Tom Sanderson (R. P. O'Shea and U. Roeber)
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (Australia)
2012 4th-year Honours-thesis
Beate Pasch (H. Winskel and U. Roeber)
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (Australia)
2012 4th-year Honours-theses
Jessica Bultitude, Emma-Lee Durrant, Michael Hawes, Ming Heathershaw-Jones, Manja van Rhijn (R. P. O'Shea and U. Roeber)
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (Australia)

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Invited talks

2014 "It does not take much to be distracted"
School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Perth (Australia)
2013 "Of seeing and hearing: Psychological experiments on attention and consciousness [Vom Sehen und Hören: Allgemeinpsychologische Befunde zu Aufmerksamkeit und Bewusstsein]"
Faculty of Philosophy I, Martin-Luther-University Halle (Germany)
2013 "The earliest neural correlate of consciousness"
The University of Hong Kong (China)
2010 "The earliest neural correlate of consciousness of colour, motion, and form"
Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School (Singapore)
2010 "It does not take much to be distracted"
School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (Australia)
2008 "Binocular rivalry: Early feature-specific ERP effects as correlates of visual awareness"
Eye Center, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Germany)
2005 "Auditory distraction and binocular rivalry [Auditive Distraktion und binokulare Rivalität]"
Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg (Germany)
2002 "Binocular rivalry and ERPs"
School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney (Australia)

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Talks at conferences (as speaker)

2014 "Looking at degrees of separation: Early brain responses to binocular orientation differences"
TeaP 2014 - 56th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Gießen (Germany)
2013 "Oddballs that are suppressed or dominant in binocular rivalry are equally processed for the first 300 ms"
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Bremen (Germany)
2010 "Fine-grained temporal analysis of the initiation of binocular rivalry"
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Lausanne (Switzerland)
2008 "A perplexing interplay between binocular rivalry and attention"
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Utrecht (The Netherlands)
2008 "The earliest neural correlate of consciousness of colour, motion, and form"
35th Conference on Psychology and the Brain, Magdeburg (Germany)
2007 "Electrophysiological effects of interocular incongruence during sequential and simultaneous binocular stimulation"
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Arezzo (Italy)
2007 "Early feature-specific ERP-effects of visual awareness following binocular rivalry"
8th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society KogWis2007, Saarbrücken (Germany)
2006 "The influence of binocular interactions on orientation tuning [Der Einfluss binokularer Interaktion auf das Tuning von Orientierungsdetektoren]"
48th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Mainz (Germany)
2005 "Effects of binocular interaction on orientation tuning in human vision"
ICON IX - International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Havanna (Cuba)
2005 "A new approach to investigate the processing of ambiguous visual stimuli [Ein neuer Ansatz zur Untersuchung der Verarbeitung mehrdeutiger visueller Reize während binokularer Rivalität]"
32th Conference on Psychology and the Brain, Bochum (Germany)
1999 "Memory scanning's dependence on list length and distraction [Suche im Gedächtnis in Abhängigkeit von Listenlänge and Störaufgabe]"
41st Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Leipzig (Germany)


Contact

Cognitive and Biological Psychology

University of Leipzig
Faculty of Life Sciences
Institute of Psychology
Neumarkt 9-19
D-04109 Leipzig

Secretariat

Dagmar Schrödl
Phone: +49 341 97-39570
Email: dagmar dot schroedl at uni-leipzig dot de

Dorit Thieme
Phone: +49 341 97-39540
Email: d dot thieme at uni-leipzig dot de

Fax: +49 341 97-39271