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New Postdoc in our team: Dr. Adrian Fischer

News from May 24, 2018

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Adrian Fischer as a new member of our research staff. Adrian joined us in the summer semester 2018 where he will be teaching the seminars "Decision Neuroscience" and "Cognitive Neuroscience BII" in the SCAN Master. His current research focuses on how neuromodulators like serotonin or dopamine influence human decision-making and learning processes. He uses various methods such as MRI and EEG and combines them with computational models of human decision formation.

Adrian graduated from the University of Cologne as a medical doctor in 2011. Between 2012 and 2017 he did his PhD at the Department of Neuropsychology at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, since 2015 he has been a Leibniz Science Campus Fellow. He received his PhD in May 2015 on the topic "Serotonergic Modulation of Action Monitoring and Cognitive Control". His doctoral thesis was awarded the price for the best dissertation of the year in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.

His work has been awarded multiple times. Last year, he won the Early Career Award of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA). Before that, he was awarded the prize for the best research in the field of biological psychiatry from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), and the BrainVision Young Investigator Award. Furthermore, the results of his research were discussed in various press articles, including in online TIME Magazine.


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