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education
2016 Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) in Experimental Psychology: 'Material Perception for Action'
with Roland W. Fleming, Karl R. Gegenfurtner, & Melvyn A. Goodale
2012 M.Sc. in Psychology
incl. predoctoral programm PreProPsych in visual neuroscience with Karl R. Gegenfurtner
thesis 'On the visual perception of fluid viscosity' with Roland W. Fleming
2010

B.Sc. in Psychology

awards and fellowships
2018 Young Investigator Award, Fall Vision Meeting of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
2017 Dissertation Award, 2nd prize in biennial dissertation contest of the General Psychology Sections of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)
2016 Travel Award for the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
2013 Ph.D. Fellowship (3 years) within the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 1901: The Brain in Action - BrainAct
2013 Postgraduate Fellowship (2 years) from the Justus-Liebig University (declined)
2011

Undergraduate Fellowship ("Deutschlandstipendium", 1 year) from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

summer schools
2014 European Summer School: Visual Neuroscience - from Spikes to Awareness, Rauischholzhausen, DE
2014 Spring School: Multisensory Perception for Action, Wildbad Kreuth, DE
2013

Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience (CoSMo), Kingston, ON, Canada

lab visits
2018 6 months @ Vision and Cognition Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, host: Scott O. Murray
2015 1 month @ Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA, host: Melvyn A. Goodale
2014 3 months @ Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA, host: Melvyn A. Goodale
2011

2 months @ Department of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, NL, host: Eli Brenner

teaching
2012-13 Seminar 'Visual Neuroscience', Department of Psychology, U. Giessen
2009-12 Teaching assistance 'Sensation and Perception', Department of Psychology, U. Giessen