Simone Schütz-Bosbach is the head of the BoSCA lab and a professor in Experimental Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at LMU Munich. Simone obtained her diploma in psychology from University of Bonn, and conducted her PhD with Wolfgang Prinz and Dirk Kerzel at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich. She led the Research Group “Body and Self” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and held a temporary professorship at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, prior to her current appointment in Munich. Simone’s research interests are centered around the cognitive neuroscience of (voluntary) action, interactions between human sensation, cognition and action, body perception as well as self-other distinction.
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Amanda Marshall joined the lab in 2016 as a postdoc. She graduated with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Essex, Colchester, England and is now exploring the electrophysiological underpinnings of interoceptive inference using a variety of neuroscientific and psychophysiological tools.
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Jakob Kaiser studied Computer Science in Greifswald and Cognitive Science in Osnabrueck. At the University of Sussex he did a PhD about the role of bodily feedback for emotion-related decisions. At the University in Lancaster, he worked for a project investigating emotion perception in infants. He is interested in how subjective feelings can shape our perception and thinking, as well as in ways of relating such processes to physiological and brain activation.
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Kyran Graham-Schmidt studied neuroscience and pharmacology at the University of Western Australia. He graduated with a PhD investigating the role of deficits in body representations (body image, body schema and body structural description) in the development of passivity (first-rank) symptoms of schizophrenia. He is interested in the neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neuropsychological bases of mental health disorders, particularly psychosis. He is now using EEG to measure intentional inhibition and sensory attenuation in healthy controls, with the view to expand this study to people with schizophrenia.
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Following her undergraduate studies in Psychology, Natalie is now part of the LMU Master program 'Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences'. She is very interested in biopsychology and processes linked to self and body awareness. Natalie joined the BoSCA Lab in autumn 2017 as a research assistant and is currently working on a project examining visual working memory.
Paul did his undergraduate studies in Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University and is currently enrolled in the Neuro-Cognitive Psychology Master’s program at LMU, Munich. His primary interests include: Parkinson’s disease, Schizophrenia, EEG, and sensory attenuation. Since the beginning of the spring term (2018), Paul has been working on his Master’s thesis looking at Schizophrenia and Birth Prematurity using machine learning analysis. He recently joined the BoSCA lab as a research assistant and is currently helping with a project looking at sensory attenuation and intentional inhibition.
After finishing her undergraduate studies in Psychology at University Regensburg, Pia started her Neuro-Cognitive Psychology Master´s program at LMU. Because of her great interest in basic research, emotions and cognition, Pia already worked as a research assistant at the University Regensburg and is now glad to be a member of the BoSCA lab research group since June 2018. She is primarily working as part of the Interoceptive inference project.