At the crossroads of psychology, neuroscience, and endocrinology, the research of our lab focusses mainly on (i) the effects of stress and stress hormones on learning and memory processes, (ii) the dynamics of memory, and (iii) decision-making processes. Combining behavioral experiments with pharmacological manipulations, neuroimaging, electroencephalography, and brain stimulation techniques, our research aims primarily to shed light on the following (broader) questions:
- How does stress alter cognitive functions?
- How can novel information be integrated into existing memories?
- How can decision-making and action be efficient but flexible?
Our research is internationally oriented and embedded in a dense network of local, national, and international collaborations. We aim to transfer our own enthusiasm for research to students and to enable them to become independent researchers themselves.