Selma Kemmerer

Main topics:

functional role of brain oscillations in visual perception, attention and working memory
phase effect of alpha/theta oscillations
non-invasive brain stimulation

Short bio:

I completed the Research Master in Cognitive Neuroscience and the Bachelor in Psychology at Maastricht University. In the framework of my bachelor thesis I spent half a year in Leipzig at the MPI investigating the effect of sensory entrainment of various oscillations on auditory perception. For my research master internship I joined the NIBSlab and under supervision of T. Schuhmann and A. Sack I wrote my master thesis about ‘Entrainment effects of tACS stimulation tuned to the individual alpha frequency’. During my PhD I will elaborate on the role of oscillations in visual attention and working memory under supervision of P. de Weerd and A. Sack. My research interests include brain oscillations, entrainment, visual attention and working memory. As methods of investigation I use non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) such as transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), sensory entrainment and electroencephalography (EEG) combined with psychophysical paradigms.

PhD student