Simon M. Hofmann, M.Sc.

Simon M. Hofmann, M.Sc.

PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig), PhD representative

Main Focus

  • Cognition in complex environments
  • 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
  • Recurrent neural networks (RNNs) as model of cognitive processes and neural data

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
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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