ResearchSeminar @TUMNIC

Thursdays @ 11:00 (+/-1h)

Each week a paper, a study, a project or an idea.

Until further notice, the research seminar is taking place online via ZOOM, the link to the talks will be circulated via email. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or if you would like to present, feel free to contact me (franziska.knolle at!

Research Seminars, Winter Term 2021/2022

07.10.21Jakob Kaminski, Charité BerlinCognitive deficits and its relation to glutamate alterations in patients with schizophrenia
14.10.21Merit Bruckmaier, LMUNeural correlates of context-based prediction – EEG and fMRI approaches
28.10.21Antonia Neubauer, TUMNICAberrant claustrum structure in preterm-born neonates
11.11.21Franziska Knolle, TUMNICPredictive language processing is altered in high schizotypy – preliminary data and future directions.
18.11.21Torgeir Moberget, Oslo University HospitalThe cerebellum and schizophrenia.
25.11.21Samira Epp, TUMNICRelation of the positive and negative BOLD response to quantitative MRI: project presentation
02.12.21Daniela Rodriguez, TUMNICProject Presentation
09.12.21Julia Schulz, TUMNICAlterations of the cholinergic system across the schizophrenia spectrum
16.12.21Cilia Jaeger, TUMNICPreject Presentation
13.01.21Ana Pinheiro, University of LisbonAuditory-visual hallucinations and the cerebellum
20.01.22Maria Mora, TUMNICTBA
27.01.22Paul Taylor, LMUPerception and attention during real and simulated self-motion
03.02.22Sebastian Schneider, TUMNICBOLD-FC & NVC impairment
10.02.22Alyssa Torske, TUMNICMindful Eating | Preliminary Resting State Results

Research Seminars, Summer Term 2021

14.01.21Antonia Bose, TUMNICTracking the circadian rhythm of cerebral energy metabolism during varying states of body energy metabolism in healthy individuals
21.01.21Lisa Ronan, Uni of CambridgeApplying machine leaning to f/MRI data POSTPONED
28.01.21Cilia Jaeger, TUMNICEarly BOLD response of entrained alpha during visual stimulation
04.02.21Sebastian Schneider, TUMNICInfluence of perfusion components on blood oxygenation functional connectivity
11.02.21Christine Preibisch, TUMNICImpact of neurovascular coupling delays on BOLD-functional connectivity at rest – using NVC modelling to understand BOLD-FC changes in patients withperfusion delays
25.02.21Felix Brandl, TUMNIC/PsychiatryNeurocognitive mechanisms of executive dysfunction in schizophrenia
04.03.21Julian Wenzel, University of CologneThe potential of machine learning for translational psychiatry
11.03.21Juliana Zimmermann, TUMNICA neurophysiological-metabolic model for burst suppression
18.03.21Alexander Soutschek, LMUSelf-control beyond impulse inhibition
25.03.21Tobias Ruzok, TUMNICPrematurity, Hypothalamus and Body Growth
08.04.21André Hechler, TUMNICPreliminary data discussion: Metabolic efficiency of predictive coding
15.04.21Jakob Kaiser, LMUThe Role Of Midfrontal Theta Oscillations For Cognitive Control
22.04.21Afra Wohlschlaeger, TUMNICKuramoto Coupling between Intrinsic Connectivity Networks (ICNs) in Schizophrenic Patients in Remission
29.04.21Katharina Krueger, Uni of PittsburghXing et al. 2019: IDH genotypes differentiation in glioblastomas using DWI and DSC-PWI in the enhancing and peri-enhancing region
20.05.21Fabian Hirsch, TUMNICModelling resting-state dynamics with Kuramoto coefficients
27.05.21Zarah Le Houcq Corbi, LMUMindfulness training as a method to improve self-control
10.06.21Leoni Kram, TUMNIC“Longitudinal structural and molecular neuroimaging in agrammatic primary progressive aphasia” by Tetzloff et al., 2018 
24.06.21Lisa Ronan, Uni CambridgeExploring the link between obesity and brain structure
01.07.21Joost Haarsma, UCLLaminar 7T and predictive coding
08.07.21Samira Epp, TUMNICMetabolic foundation of fMRI activations and deactivations – project discussion
15.07.21Juliana Zimmermann, TUMNICStudying brain dynamics under effects of Sevoflruane anesthesia via the Fano Factor
22.07.21Sarah Daimer, LMUExploring the impact of COVID-19 on schizotypy“  oder nur “The impact of COVID-19 on schizotypy
29.07.21Alyssa Torske, TUMNICiOS App Development Project | Mindful Eating

Research Seminars in 2020

12.12.19Franziska Knolle,
Feature-specific prediction errors for visual mismatch, 2019, Stefanics et al
16.01.20Felix Brandl,
Kroemer et al 2019: L-DOPA reduces model-free control of behavior by attenuating the transfer of value to action.
23.01.20Maria Mora,
High resolution continuous arterial spin labeling of human cerebral perfusion using a separate neck tagging RF coil, 2019, Mora et al
06.02.20Franziska Knolle,
13.02.20Lena Bauer,
Afra Wohlschlaeger,
Treating resting state networks as coupled oscillators: Solving the Kuramoto model on empirical fMRI data.
20.02.20Valentin Riedl,
Brodt et al (2018) „Fast track to the neocortex: A memory engram in the posterior parietal cortex“. Science 362: 1045–48.
05.03.20Kathrin Koch,
Bu et al 2019: Investigating the predictive value of different resting-state functional MRI parameters in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
09.04.20Sebastian Schneider,
Drew, 2019: Vascular and neural basis of the BOLD signal.
16.04.20Antonia Bose,
23.04.20Jan Kappes,
Lee & Frangou 2017
30.04.20Andre Hechler,
Effective learning is accompanied by high-dimensional and efficient representations of neural activity. Nature Neuroscience, 22(6), 1000–1009.
07.05.20Cilia Jaeger,
14.05.20Juliana Zimmermann, TUMNICThe Basal Forebrain Regulates Global Resting-State fMRI Fluctuations
21.05.20Samira Epp,
Hahn et al. (2020): Reconfiguration of functional brain networks and metabolic cost converge during task performance.
04.06.20Alyssa Torske,
Garrison, 2013: Real-time fMRI links subjective experience with brain activity during focused attention
18.06.20Teresa Katthagen,
Charite Berlin
Striatal Dopamine and Reward Prediction Error Signaling in Unmedicated Schizophrenia Patients
25.06.20Andrea Greve,
The impact of expectations and prior knowledge on episodic memory
02.07.20Gemma Modinos,
King’s College London
Neural correlates of aberrant salience in psychosis risk and onset
09.07.20Qiong Wu, TUMNICPichet Binette A, et al: Morphometric Network Differences in Ageing Versus Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia.
16.07.20Roberto Viviani,
Uni Innsbruck
Rewarding context/opportunity costs: neural correlates and individual differences
23.07.20Franziska Knolle
The Impact of the COVID19 Pandemic on Mental Health
30.07.-03.09.TERM BREAK
17.09.20Rachel Nuttall,
Evoked responses to flicker relative to intrinsic frequency vary across alpha generators
24.09.20Valentin Riedl,
Open Science – Better Science?
01.10.20Graham Murray,
Uni of Cambridge
Brain prediction error signalling in early psychosis.
15.10.20Katarzyna Kurcyus,
Quantitative imaging of ATP in the human brain.
22.10.20Franziska Knolle,
Paradigm Presentation: Semantic Predictions within the Predictive Coding Framework
29.10.20Maria Mora,
Increased mid-Cingulate Cortex Activation in the Alerting Network of Attention after a 31 Days Web-Based Mindfulness Training
05.11.20Samira Epp,
MRI imaging for dummies – BOLD and quantitative BOLD.
19.11.20Alyssa Torske,
A Meta-Analysis Localizing the Human Brain Response to Olfactory and Food Stimuli.
26.11.20Daniela Rodriguez Manrique, TUMNICWork in progress: Effects of tDCS on response inhibition and neuronal activity in OCD.
03.12.20André Hechler,
Bowring et al (2019). Exploring the impact of analysis software on task fMRI results.
17.12.20Franziska Knolle,
Sheep models:
Opportunities for cognitive neuroscience.

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