My present research focuses on the cognitive, neuroanatomical and neurobiological basis of fatigue and its impact on people's motivation. To investigate the underlying mechanisms in both the healthy population and Parkinson's Disease patients, I use computational modelling approaches in combination with effort-based decision-making paradigms, self-report measures, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
I received a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Freiburg, Germany, before working as a research intern at Stanford University School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Following this, I completed an international M.Sc. programme in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and spent one term at St Catherine´s College, University of Oxford, studying Quantitative Methods and Social Psychology. Currently, I am a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) student at the Department of Experimental Psychology and New College, University of Oxford, supervised by Dr. Matthew Apps and Prof. Masud Husain.