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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder with a prevalence of 1% that causes a severe load for the patients. Yet, the underlying neural mechanisms of the disease have so far remained poorly understood. The aim of my research is to test candidate neurophysiological and behavioral markers for schizophrenia based on the hypothesis of an altered balance between excitatory and inhibitory neurons to provide a better mechanistic understanding of the disease. To this end, I will use electroencephalography and magnetic resonance spectroscopy in combination with computational modeling of behavior.
I did my PhD in computational cognitive neuroscience under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tobias Donner in Hamburg. During my PhD, I investigated how previous choices and stimuli influence our current perceptual decision using magnetoencephalography and computational modeling. I studied physics with a focus on theoretical physics.