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Prof. Dr.

Brigitte Röder

Year of election: 2008
Section: Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
City: Hamburg
Country: Germany
CV Brigitte Röder - Englisch (pdf)

Research

Brigitte Röder’s research investigates how the brain combines input across modalities (multisensory processes) and how learning plasticity changes when humans become adults. She has used behavioural, electrophysiological and brainimaging techniques and has provided evidence for both intramodal and crossmodal plasticity of the human brain and for sensitive phases for the acquisition of sensory-cognitive functions including spatial representations and language. Recent work at the University of Hamburg investigates how the brain changes during development when new functions are acquired, how developmental and adult plasticity interact and how to promote both developmental and adult plasticity in humans.

Career

  • since 2010 Full professor (W3), Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, Hamburg University, Germany
  • since 2004 Adjunct Professor at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  • 2003-2010 Full professor (C4), Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, Hamburg University, Germany
  • 2002 Habilitation, Psychology; Marburg University, Germany
  • 1997-2000 Research and Teaching Associate; Psychology Department, Marburg University, Germany
  • 1995-1997 Postdoc; Department of Psychology and Neuroscience; University of Oregon, USA
  • 1995 Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D. equivalent), Psychology
  • 1993 Visiting Scholar in the Cognitive Psychophysiology-Laboratory; University of Illinois, USA
  • 1991-1995 Ph.D. student, Research and Teaching Associate; Psychology Department, Marburg University, Germany
  • 1991 Diplom, Psychology; Marburg University, Germany
  • 1989-1991 Student Research Assistant; Behavioral and event-related potential studies in long term memory and mental imagery; Psychology Department, Marburg University, Germany
  • 1987-1989 Student Research Assistant; Studies in haptic perception and design of tactile displays for the blind; Psychology Department, Marburg University, Germany
  • 1986-1991 Studies of Psychology, Marburg University, Germany

Projects

  • 2011-2015 German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Center SFB 936: “Multisite communication in the brain”; B2: Changes of large-scale interactions as a mechanism of adaptive plasticity
  • 2011-2012 German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Initiative: “Neurobiological and Psychological factors of socialization: Consequences for economy and education”
  • 2010-2015 European Research Council Advanced investigators grant ERC-2009-AdG 249425 CriticalBrainChanges: “Development and plasticity of multisensory functions to study the principles of age dependent learning plasticity in humans”
  • 2010-2015 German Research Foundation (DFG) GK 1247/2: German-Chinese Graduate Student Training Program; Crossmodal Interaction in Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems (CINACS)
  • 2010-2013 EU collaborative grant, COST project TIMELY: Time In MEntaL activity
  • 2009-2012 German Research Foundation (DFG) GU 227/11-1: “The role of interhemispheric transfer and cerebral asymmetry for multisensory perception”

Functions

  • since 2012 Regional representative of the German / Austrian constituency of the International Neuropsychology Symposium (INS)
  • since 2012 Member of the commission for “European science policy” of the German rector’s conference
  • since 2011 Member of the faculty board of the Psychology Department, Hamburg University, Germany
  • since 2011 Member of the board of directors of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 936
  • since 2009 Contact person at the University of Hamburg for the German Psychological Society
  • 2008/2009 Dean of the Psychology Department at the Hamburg University, Germany
  • 2007-2008 Vice dean of the Psychology Department at the Hamburg University, Germany
  • 2005-2011 Member of the faculty board of the faculty for Education, Psychology and Human Movement, Hamburg University, Germany
  • 2005-2009 Member of the board of directors of the research focus Neuroscience at the Hamburg University, Germany
  • 2005-2008 Member of the board of directors of NeuroImageNord, University of Hamburg, Lübeck and Kiel
  • 2004-2011 Vice chairperson of the examination board of the Psychology Department of the Hamburg University, Germany
  • 2004-2009 Member of the board for the admission of foreign students; Psychology Department of the Hamburg University, Germany
  • 1998 McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, Olympic Valley, USA
  • 1997 McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, USA
  • 1995 Summer School on Methods in Physiological Psychology; Bochum and Düsseldorf Universities, Germany
  • 1994 European Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Honours and Memberships

  • 2014 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2011 Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • 2010 ERC Advanced Investigators Grant
  • 2010 Listed in AcademiaNet.de
  • 2010 Member of the International Neuropsychological Symposium (INS)
  • 2009 Selected for the training program of the Helmholtz Academy
  • 2008 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2007 Member of the Academy of Science in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2005 Member of the Wilhelm-Wundt Society (WWG)
  • 2002 Award for Biology of the Science Academy Göttingen.
  • 2000-2003 Emmy Noether-fellow (German Research Foundation); head of a junior research group at the Psychology Department of the Marburg University, Germany
  • 2000 Publication Award of the Biological Psychology section of the German Psychological Society
  • 2000 Young Scientist Award of the Federation of the European Societies for Psychophysiology
  • 1996 Heinz Heckhausen Dissertation award of the German Psychological Society

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