Brain Language Laboratory
Before I started working at the Brain and Language Lab at the FU Berlin in November 2012, I finished my MSc at the University of Leipzig and my BSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück.
My studies included several research stays at external institutions, among others the Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK and the Embodied Cognition Lab at the University of Manchester, UK.
I'm interested in theories of embodied cognition and how they could help to understand the processing of linguistic semantics on a single word or sentence level. For my PhD I am investigating whether these theories can also be applied for abstract words, which do not have transparent sensorimotor components. To do so, I am utilizing fMRI and neurostimulation approaches and perform studies on patients suffering from stroke (in collaboration with Prof. Helmut Hildebrandt from the University of Oldenburg) or brain tumors (in collaboration with Dr Thomas Picht from the Charite University Hospital, Berlin).