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Lars Schlenker, M.Sc.

Research Assistant

   Adresse: Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin


   E-Mail: l.schlenker@fu-berlin.de

Personal Profile:

Already during the first year of my B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Twente, I discovered my passion for the human brain. Accordingly, after finishing my bachelor, I decided to do my M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuropsychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I conducted my master thesis at the department of Neuroscience & Anatomy at the Amsterdam UMC, where I investigated fMRI biomarkers for the treatment success of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in neuropsychiatric patients using machine learning. After graduating in 2020 it was clear to me that I wanted to keep doing research and so since February 2021 I work as a research assistant at the Brain Language Laboratory. From October 2021 on I am going to start with my PhD at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

Research Interests:

I am interested in the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of semantic processing and memory. In addition, the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence for analyzing and modelling brain function and dysfunction fascinates me. I am currently involved in a diffusion imaging study in which we are trying to establish the structural connectivity of extrasylvian and perisylvian brain areas to further increase the biological plausibility of a computational model for semantic cognition.