Michael Schwartze

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Research

Predictive adaptation to a dynamic environment

My work focuses on the functional and neural mechanisms underlying the ability to predictively adapt the timing of motor and non-motor cognitive behavior to a dynamic environment. Within this broader context I am particularly interested in the role and the interplay of classical motor structures such as the cerebellum, the basal ganglia and the supplementary motor area in auditory temporal processing and the optimal allocation of attention in time. I use EEG to investigate the modulation of several electrophysiological markers (ERPs, oscillatory activity) by timing manipulations, as well as structural MRI and lesion-mapping techniques in patient populations to differentiate the contribution of specific brain structures to these mechanisms.

Teaching

My teaching activities relate to Bachelor and Master courses on Behavioural Disorders, Brain Damage, Ageing, Executive Function, History and Foundations of Psychology, as well as skills training in Academic Writing, Functional Neuroanatomy, and Research Practicals. Supervision covers Bachelor, Master, MPhil, and PhD student levels.

 

Professional Experience

Associate Editor: Cortex 
Review Editor: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience (2017-2019)
Reviewer: > 30 International Journals, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), European Research Council (ERC)
Member: Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience EEG Committee
Appointed Examiner: University College Maastricht

 

since 2018
Assistant Professor, Maastricht University, Netherlands

2015-2018
Researcher, Maastricht University, Netherlands

2013-2015
Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK

2012-2013
Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2012
PhD (Dr. phil., summa cum laude, Cognitive Science), University of Potsdam, Germany

2007-2012
PhD candidate, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2007
Magister Artium (M.A., German Linguistics, Rehabilitation Pedagogics), Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

2006
Student Intern, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2005
Student Intern, Neurological Clinic for the Treatment of Parkinson´s Disease, Bernburg, Germany

2004
Student Intern, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

 


For more details please send an email to michael.schwartze at maastrichtuniversity.nl