Past Interns

Elena Contreras Velez (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “Auditory Verbal Hallucinatory proneness and Source Detection”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Psychometric analysis, pitch-perception, hallucination
  • SUPERVISORS: Joseph Johnson

Dana Hermsen (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “Formal and temporal predictions in dyslexia”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: EEG data collection & analysis, prediction, dyslexia, timing
  • SUPERVISORS: Alexandra Emmendorfer

Angelina Palaiokastriti (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: TMS, Concurrent EEG-TMS, EEG data analysis
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylaki

Anna Otta (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Stimuli creation, participants recruitment, audio file modification, learning to use Audacity. Evaluating questionnaire results
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylaki

Mareike Dickopf (Bachelor of Psychology – Volunteer Assistant)
  • PROJECT: “NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Participants recruitment, audio file modification, learning to use Audacity. Evaluating questionnaire results
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylaki

Melanie Faltz (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “The influence of hallucination proneness on attention”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: EEG data collection, ERP analysis
  • SUPERVISORS: Lisa Goller

Simon Brausten (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “Exploring the BAASTA battery in patients with traumatic brain injuries”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Sensori-motor synchronization, traumatic brain injuries, timing
  • SUPERVISORS: Laura Verga and Sonja Kotz

Lotte Baerts (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “Exploring the BAASTA battery in patients with traumatic brain injuries”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Sensori-motor synchronization, traumatic brain injuries, timing
  • SUPERVISORS: Laura Verga and Sven Stapert

Giusy Cirillo (6-Month Research Internship)
  • PROJECT: “Speech reproduction through iterative learning”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Language, speech processing
  • SUPERVISORS: Sonja Kotz and Ben Schultz

Spyros Kardoulias (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “Attention performance and connectivity in hallucinatory proneness”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: DTI, attention, auditory perception
  • SUPERVISORS: Sonja Kotz and Joseph Johnson

Patricia Prudhomme (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “Vocal source discrimination and connectivity in hallucinatory proneness”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: DTI, psychophysics, auditory perception
  • SUPERVISORS: Sonja Kotz and Joseph Johnson

Julia Olszewski (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “The influence of hallucinatory proneness on selective attention and vigilance”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Auditory perception, auditory verbal hallucinations, attention
  • SUPERVISORS: Sonja Kotz and Lisa Goller

Auder Sigurdardóttir (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “The influence of hallucinatory proneness on alertness and go/no go task”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Auditory perception, auditory verbal hallucinations, attention
  • SUPERVISORS: Sonja Kotz and Lisa Goller

Simon Wirths (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “The role of theta oscillations in selective attention, inhibition and executive functioning”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Attention, cognitive control, neural oscillations.
  • SUPERVISORS: Rachel Brown

Eimear Foley (Research MSc elective project)
  • PROJECT: “Self vs. other voice perception”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: fMRI, auditory perception, agency
  • SUPERVISORS: Joseph Johnson

Letitia Schneider (Research MSc – Elective project)
  • PROJECT: “Structural data analysis of persons with predispositions to auditory hallucinations”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: structural brain analysis (cortical thickness, VBM, DTI)
  • SUPERVISORS: Laura Verga

Jennifer Birchen (MSc student)
  • PROJECT: “How music moves us”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Synchronization effects of auditory and visual stimuli on the motor system on healthy people. Music perception.  Implications for clinical movement cueing rehabilitation techniques for Parkinson´s disease patients.
  • SUPERVISORS: Benjamin Schultz and Sonja Kotz

Oliver Bradley (BSc student)
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Electrophysiology of auditory temporal processing
  • SUPERVISORS: Michael Schwartze

Marina Tamargo Cuadros (MSc student)
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Salience of sound, interplay of acoustic factors (pitch, rhythm, intensity) to rise the salience perception
  • SUPERVISORS: Benjamin Schultz and Sonja Kotz

Nofar Ben Itzhak (MSc student)
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Motor rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease; neuropsychological disorders in children. Neuroimaging.
  • SUPERVISORS: Benjamin Schultz and Sonja Kotz

Miquel Jansen (MSc student)

Violtsa Malo (MSc student)

Diego Marquez (MSc student)

Reine Ramaekers (BSc student)

Almuth Rosenow (MSc student)

Winson Yang (MSc student)

Molly Forde-Bates (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “Are you even listening? Perception of the interaction between emotion and sex from prosodic vocalizations”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS:
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz

Hanna Honcamp (RMSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “A Hidden Semi-Markov Model for the assessment of abnormal brain state dynamics in hallucination-prone individuals”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS:Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH), EEG resting state, dynamic network connectivity
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz

Kobus Lampe (MSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension” (What is the neurobiological relationship between rhythm perception and speech comprehension?)
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Rhythm perception in the brain, TMS neuronavigator (MRI-based), EEG analysis using continuous data, multivariate temporal response function (mTRF), MNE-Python toolbox
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylaki and Sonja Kotz

Simone Klinkhammer (RMSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “Abnormal premotor activity and the differential influence of prediction certainty along the psychosis proneness continuum”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH), premotor activity, readiness potential, sensory prediction
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz

Jenni Vuorinen (RMSc Neuropsychology – Thesis Project)
  • PROJECT: “NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: TMS, combined EEG-TMS, EEG data analysis
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylaki , Lars Hausfeld and Sonja Kotz

CJ Mae Steeghs (BSc Maastricht Science Programme – Thesis project)
  • PROJECT: “Atypical speech processing of phonotactic probabilities in adults with dyslexia “
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Dyslexia in adults, sensory prediction, EEG data collection and data analysis
  • SUPERVISORS: Alexandra Emmendorfer and Sonja Kotz

Antonia Boznou (MSc Linguistics – Internship project)
  • PROJECT: “NERHYMUS – The NEurobiology of RHYthm: effects of MUSical expertise on natural speech comprehension”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Speech perception, rhythm perception, behavioral experiments
  • SUPERVISORS: Katerina Kandylakiand Sonja Kotz

Maike Mußmann​ (BA Biomedical Sciences – Internship)
  • PROJECT: “The effect of ethnicity on auditory emotion perception – A behavioural survey study”
  • TOPICS/SKILLS: Emotional ratings of single vowel vocalizations, arousal and valence, statistical analysis
  • SUPERVISORS: Xanthate Duggirala and Sonja Kotz