studies in chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe
1994 - 2000
studies in biology at the University of Darmstadt
10/00 - 09/01
diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Neuropsychology, Leipzig, title: ´Pleasant versus unpleasant – music as a tool in the research of emotion`
PhD scientific collaborator at the junior research group 'Neurocognition of Music' at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig
10/03 - 01/06
master of fine arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin in interface design and new media, theoretical thesis on ´Non intentional creative processes`.
06/01 - 06/01
Participation in the organisation of the symposium "academy of knowledge" (june 2001) at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden.
09/01 - 06/02
scientific assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Neuropsychology in Leipzig.
06/02 - 11/02
realisation of a fMRI study at BIDMC (harvard medical school) in the working group of Prof. Schlaug about the perception of music in children (9 year olds).
Since february 2003 scientific collaborator at the junior research group 'Neurocognition of Music' at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. Realisation of behavioral and fMRI-studies for the Research Group 499 of the German Research Foundation: "Acoustic communication of emotions in nonhuman mammals and man: production, perception and neural processing."
Organisation of symposia on "memory" and "death" at the interdisciplinary PhD student meeting of the Max Planck Society (april 2004).
10/05 - 12/05
October 2005 - december 2005: music-ethnological study in north Cameroun with participants who were naive to music of a western tonal tradition (DAAD stipend).
Visiting Professor for Empirical Music Research at the Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM), Ghent University