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academic positions
2021-now Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Postdoctoral Fellow
Advisors: Nancy Kanwisher & Joshua Tenenbaum
2016-2021

Justus Liebig University Giessen
Department of Experimental Psychology
Postdoctoral Associate
Advisor: Roland Fleming

education
2016 Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) in Experimental Psychology: 'Material Perception for Action'
Justus Liebig University & University of Western Ontario
Advisors: Roland Fleming, Karl Gegenfurtner, & Melvyn Goodale
2012 M.Sc. in Psychology
Justus Liebig University
Advisors: Karl Gegenfurtner (Predoctoral programm "PreProPsych") & Roland Fleming (Thesis)
2010

B.Sc. in Psychology
Justus Liebig University

awards and fellowships
2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, (2 years) from the German Research Foundation
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
2010

Accepted for PreProPsych predoctoral research program in visual neuroscience

invited talks
apr 2022 ‘Imagistic Cognition’ Workshop, Salzburg, Austria
invited by Christopher Gauker & Prof. Bence Nanay
nov 2021 MIT, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA
invited by Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum & Prof. Nancy Kanwisher
apr 2021 University of California, Department of Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA
invited by Prof. Timothy Brady
dec 2020 Middle East Technical University, METU Sense Lab, Ankara, TUR
invited by Prof. Dicle Dövencioğlu
nov 2019 ‘Dynamics in Vision and Touch’ Meeting, Cappadocia, TUR
invited by Prof. Huseyin Boyaci
oct 2019 Harvard University, Vision Sciences Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, USA
invited by Prof. Talia Konkle
oct 2019 Brown University, Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences Department, Providence, RI, USA
invited by Prof. Fulvio Domini, Prof. William Warren & Prof. Thomas Serre
oct 2019 MIT, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA
invited by Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum & Prof. Nancy Kanwisher
oct 2019 Yale University, Psychology Department, New Haven, CT, USA
invited by Prof. Ilker Yildirim
nov 2018 University of Washington, Psychology Department, Seattle, WA, USA
invited by Prof. Steven Buck

lab visits
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

participation in summer schools
2021 Brains, Minds & Machines Summer Course, Woods Hole, MA, USA
2019 Computational Vision Science Summer School, Freudenstadt, DE
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