Simon M. Hofmann, M.Sc.

Main Focus

  • Cognition in complex environments
  • Interpretable Deep Learning for cognitive neuroscience
  • Recurrent neural networks (RNNs) as model of cognitive processes and neural data
  • Development of ecological valid, i.e. naturalistic research paradigms that incorporate multi-sensory stimuli (e.g. movies, immersive VR experiences) to trigger natural responses in behavior and in the brain

Curriculum Vitae

Education
2015-2018 Research Master Brain and Cognitive Science
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 Guest Master Student
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2009-2013 Bachelor in Philosophy, Psychology
Technical University of Berlin | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Career
academic
since 2018 Doctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
2017-2018 Visiting Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences | Berlin School of Mind and Brain
2016 Visiting Researcher
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen | ILLC, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Research Assistant
Human Factors, dep. Psychology of New Media, Technical University of Berlin
non-academic
since 2015 Author, Moderator, and Member of Selection Committee
Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale
2014 Junior Producer
Filmtank GmbH, Berlin
2013-2015 Head Assistant
Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale Generation

Extracurricular Activity
since 2019
Humanities Section PhD Representative & Member of Steering Group
Max Planck Society, Max Planck PhDnet
since 2019
PhD Representative
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
2015-2018 Master Program Representative
Master Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015-2018 Board Member
Alumni Network Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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