Jan Weber

Jan Weber

PhD Student

Hertie Institute

My research

I am a PhD candidate working at the intersection of cognitive and systems neuroscience. My work aims to identify how internal brain dynamics shape human cognition on different timescales. I seek to bridge the gap between hypothetical cognitive constructs (e.g. attention, decision-making, working memory) and try to follow a brain-based approach combined with detailed behavioral modelling to identify their shared and unique neural mechanisms. In the future, I strive for a holistic approach to better understand how different internal brain states (e.g. wakefulness & sleep) are mutually dependent and modulate each other. I make use of intracranial EEG and M/EEG recordings combined with behavioral experiments to answer these questions.

  • Working Memory
  • Attention
  • Decision-Making
  • PhD candidate in Neuroscience, 2020 - Present

    International Max Planck Research School for the Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction

  • M.Sc. in Neural and Behavioral Sciences, 2018 - 2020

    Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience, University of Tübingen

  • B.Sc. in Sports Science, 2014 - 2018

    German Sport University Cologne