Department of Psychology
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Phone +49-(0) 441 798 3866
How is the organization of brain networks related to cognitive performance? To investigate this question, I use imaging techniques in combination with cognitive-enhancing drugs. I also have a strong focus on statistical methods.
Major research topics
- Effects of nicotine on attention performance
- Graph-theoretical analyses of functional brain networks
- Robust predective models for inter-individual differences
2011 – 2014
|Associate junior fellowship of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Germany|
2009 – 2011
Postdoctoral fellow at the Bullmore Lab, Cambridge University, UK
Research associate in the Biological Psychology Lab, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
|2002 – 2005|
PhD student and research associate in the Research Centre Jülich, Germany in the group of Prof. Gereon Fink
|Doctoral graduation (Dr. rer. nat.), Philipps-University Marburg|
|Diploma in Psychology, Philipps-University Marburg |
Teaching experiences since 2005
Lectures, seminars and tutorials with the focus on statistics, experimental designs and the analysis of fMRI data
Alavash M, Doebler P, Holling H, Thiel CM, and Gießing C (2015). Is functional integration of resting state brain networks an unspecific biomarker for working memory performance? NeuroImage 108C, 182-193. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.12.046.
Alavash M, Hilgetag CC, Thiel CM, and Gießing C (2015). Persistency and flexibility of complex brain networks underlie dual-task interference. Human Brain Mapping 36(9), 3542-3562. doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22861.
Alavash M, Thiel CM, and Gießing C (2016). Dynamic coupling of complex brain networks and dual-task behavior. NeuroImage 129, 233-246. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.01.028.
Gießing C, Thiel CM, Alexander-Bloch AF, Patel AX, and Bullmore ET (2013). Human brain functional network changes associated with enhanced and impaired attentional task performance. Journal of Neuroscience 33(14), 5903-5914. doi: doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4854-12.2013.
Gießing C, Fink GR, Rösler F, and Thiel CM (2007). fMRI data predict individual differences of behavioral effects of nicotine: a partial least square analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 19(4), 658-670. doi: doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2007.19.4.658.
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