Mario studied psychology at the University of Marburg and joined Prof. Arthur Jacobs at Catholic University Eichstätt. In 2004 he became Head of the Neurocognitive Labs at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2009 to 2011 he was Managing and Scientific Director of the DINE.
Since 2016 he is Associate Professor at University of Salzburg. His research focuses on the processing of written language, especially on how phonology is used in reading and how emotional content from printed words is extracted and represented in the brain by using several neurocognitive, brain imaging and stimulation techniques (e.g., EYETRACKING, EEG, fNIRS, fMRI, TMS, TES).
Mario's talk is titled: Cortical and subcortical contribution to Reading.