Dr. Mona Garvert

Dr. Mona Garvert

Gruppenleiterin, Wissenschaftliche Vertreterin

Forschungsinteressen

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As humans we face a fundamental challenge. Throughout our lives we experience a relatively small set of events, most of which never recur in exactly the same form and context. Nevertheless, we are equipped with a behavioural repertoire that is adaptive in a large variety of situations. How can we do so well in so many situations we have never experienced before?

Luckily, most of our experiences are interrelated in some way - they may contain the same people, places or events - and often the same cause-effect relationships hold across related experiences. If the brain manages to recognise, extract and store these relationships efficiently, this knowledge can be exploited to infer information about things we have never directly experienced.

I use behavioural experiments, computational modeling and functional magnetic resonance imaging to study how the brain represents relational knowledge and uses this to enable flexible behaviour.


Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen

Mona M Garvert, Raymond J Dolan & Timothy EJ Behrens (2017). A map of abstract relational knowledge in the human hippocampal–entorhinal cortex. Elife 6

Helen C Barron*, Mona M Garvert* & Timothy EJ Behrens (2016). Repetition suppression: a means to index neural representations using BOLD? Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371 (1705), 20150355

Mona M Garvert, Michael Moutoussis, Zeb Kurth-Nelson, Timothy EJ Behrens, Raymond J Dolan (2015) Learning-induced plasticity in medial prefrontal cortex predicts preference malleability Neuron 85 (2), 418-428

Mona M Garvert, Karl J Friston, Raymond J Dolan, Marta I Garrido (2014). Subcortical amygdala pathways enable rapid face processing Neuroimage 102, 309-316

Mona M Garvert & T Gollisch (2013). Local and global contrast adaptation in retinal ganglion cells Neuron 77 (5), 915-928

Vita

Akademische Ausbildung

2016
University College London, Großbritannien
Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD in Neuroscience

2010
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Deutschland
MSc Neuro-cognitive Psychology

2008
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Deutschland & Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, Frankreich
Vordiplom Molekulare Medizin


Laufbahn

seit 2018
MPI für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften Leipzig, Deutschland
Abteilung für Psychologie
Gruppenleiterin

2018
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU Trondheim, Norwegen
Doellerlab
Postdoctoral Researcher

seit 2017
Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung Berlin, Deutschland
Max-Planck-Research Group NeuroCode
Assoziierte Wissenschaftlerin

seit 2016
Oxford University, Großbritannien
fMRIB, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging
Postdoctoral Researcher (2016 - 2017), Honorary Researcher (seit 2018)
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