georgiosmichail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am PhD student at the Multisensory Integration lab. My research interests lie in the fields of multisensory integration, attention and sensory-motor sequence learning. My current project focuses on the neural and behavioral effects of attention and expectations on audio-visual integration.
 
 
Academic Background
 
Since 2017       PhD student at 'Multisensory Integration' group, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2015 - 2016      Research assistant at Neurophysics Group, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2013 - 2015      Master of Science in Medical Neurosciences, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2010 - 2013      Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
 
 
Publications 
 
Journal Articles
 
Michail, G., Dresel, C., Witkovský, V., Stankewitz, A., & Schulz, E. (2016). Neuronal Oscillations in Various Frequency Bands Differ between Pain and Touch. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 10.
 
Conference Presentations
 
Michail G., Nikulin V., Maess B., Curio G., Herrojo Ruiz M. (2016), Neuromagnetic and behavioral responses during encoding of sensorimotor sequence boundaries as revealed by alterations of auditory feedback, Poster presented at conference ‘BIOMAG 2016’, 2016 Oct 01-06, Seoul, South Korea.
 
 
Contact
 
Georgios Michail
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
St. Hedwig Hospital, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Große Hamburger Str. 5-11
10115 Berlin
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I am a post-doctoral researcher interested generally in neuropsychology of clinical psychological disorders. My present role involves work on multisensory processing in Schizophrenia, using EEG; considering the potentially unique manner in which people with schizophrenia perceive the external world, and how better understanding this could help us to explain aspects of the symptoms and aetiology of the disorder. I have also studied PTSD and aggression using MEEG, as well as examining olfactory and endocrinological aspects of these phenomena.

 

Education:

Dr. rer. nat. (University of Konstanz);

Master of Science (Psychology), University of Konstanz

B. Psych(Hons) (Macquarie University, Sydney)

 

Teaching:

WS 2017 Charité Medical School Berlin

Learning and Memory

SS 2016 Uni Konstanz:

"Diagnostic Assessment of PTSD" (Master) (2SWS)

WS 2015-2016:

"Brain Development across the Lifespan and Plasticity" (Bachelor) (2SWS)

"PTSD Diagnostics" (Master)

 

Publications:

Elbert, T., Schauer, M., & Moran, J. K. (2017). Two pedals drive the bi-cycle of violence: reactive and appetitive aggression. Current Opinion in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.03.016

Haer, R., Hermenau, K., Elbert, T., Moran, J. K., & Hecker, T. (2017). The role of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in committing violence during combat: A cross-sectional study with former combatants in the DR Congo. Aggressive Behavior.

Schalinski, I., Moran, J. K., Elbert, T., Reindl, V., & Wienbruch, C. (2017). Oscillatory Magnetic Brain Activity is Related to Dissociative Symptoms and Childhood Adversities–A Study in Women with Multiple Trauma. Journal of Affective Disorders. 218, 428-436. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.05.009

Elbert, T., Moran, J. K., & Schauer, M. (2017). Lust an Gewalt: appetitive Aggression als Teil der menschlichen Natur. e-Neuroforum, 23(2), 96-104. https://doi.org/10.1515/nf-2016-0056

Elbert, T., Moran, J. K., & Schauer, M. (2016). Appetitive Aggression, in B. J. Bushman (Ed.) "Agression and Violence: A Social Psychological Perspective (Frontiers of Social Psychology)", Routledge: New York.

Moran, J. K., Dietrich, D. R., Elbert, T., Pause, B. M., Kübler, L., & Weierstall, R. (2015). The Scent of Blood: A Driver of Human Behavior?. PloS one. 10(9), e137777.

Giebel, G., Moran, J., Schawohl, A., & Weierstall, R. (2015). The thrill of loving a dominant partner: Relationships between preference for a dominant mate, sensation seeking, and trait anxiety. Personal Relationships, 22(2), 275-284.

Moran, J., Weierstall, R., & Elbert, T. (2014). Differences in brain circuitry for appetitive and reactive aggression as revealed by realistic auditory scripts. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8. 425.

Weierstall, R., Moran, J., Giebel, G., & Elbert, T. (2014). Testosterone reactivity and identification with a perpetrator or a victim in a story are associated with attration to violence-related cues. International journal of law and psychiatry, 37(3), 304-312.

Schalinski, I., Moran, J., Schauer, M., & Elbert, T. (2014). Rapid emotional processing in relation to trauma-related symptoms as revealed by magnetic source imaging. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1), 193.

 

 

Contact:

James Moran,
AG Senkowski
Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik 

der Charité im St. Hedwig Krankenhaus

james-kenneth.moran at charite.de
Telefon:+49-30-2311-1879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Senkowski
 
I am a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Berlin, where I supervise neuropsychological assessments, lecture courses, and lead the Research Group Multisensory Integration
 
 

Academic Background:

2016 - :      
 
Supervision of Neuropsychological Assessments, Charité Berlin
2016 - :   Academic training in Psychotherapy, Berliner Fortbildungsakademie
2015 - :   Head of the Neuroimage Division (shared with Prof. Sterzer), Charité Berlin
2012 - :   Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Charité Berlin
2011 - :   Head of the Research Group Multisensory Integration, Charité Berlin
2010:   Habilitation and venia legendi in Psychology, University of Hamburg
2006-2011:   Head of the Research Group Elektroencephalography, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
2005-2006:   Adjunct Professorship, Department of Psychology, City College of New York, USA
2004-2006:  

Postdoctoral fellow, Nathan S. Kline Institute für Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY, USA

2004:   Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
2002-2003:    Visiting researcher, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, North Carolina
2000:   Diploma in Psychology, Free University Berlin

 

Third-party Funding:

Principle Investigator:

 

2016 - :    "Role of aberrant neural oscillations for multisensory processing deficits in schizophrenia", German Research Foundation
2014 - :   "Neural signatures of intersensory selective attention: investigating the role of neural synchrony and functional network properties", Co-Applicant: Julian Keil, German Research Foundation
2014-2016:    "Analysis and Visualization of Neural Oscillations in Electrocorticographic Singals", Co-PI: Thomas Thesen (NYU), National Institute of Health and Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2011-2016:     "The multisensory mind: from neural mechanisms to cognition", Starting Grant, European Research Council. This grant has been recently featured in the EU Research & Innovation Magazine article "Do we all have synaesthesia?"
2008-2013:   "Multisensory processing of pain: An investigation of neural binding mechanisms in electrophysiological and hemodynamic brain responses", Co-Applicants: Michael Hauck, Andreas K. Engel, German Research Foundation
2010:   "Examining speech processing in bilateral cochlear implant users", Young Investigator Research Fund of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

 

Co-Applicant:

 

2014-2016:     "Predicting the multisensory future: Role of neuronal connectivity for integrative information processing across modalities", PI: Julian Keil, German Research Foundation
2011-2012:   "Multisensory form processing in extrastriate visual cortex", PI: John J. Foxe, RO1, National Science Foundation
2004-2008:   "The neurophysiology of multisensory integration", PI: John J. Foxe, RO1 National Institute of Mental Health
2004-2007:   "Electrophysiological correlates of cognitive processes: ERP and fMRI studies of the early pre-attentive mechanisms by which the auditory system organizes auditory information", Co-Applicant: John J. Foxe, RO1, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
 

Awards:

 

2010:              Best Paper of the Year, Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology, TICS article: "The multifaceted interplay between attention and multisensory integration" by Talsma, Senkowski, Soto-Faraco, Woldorff 
2006:   Young Investigator Award, Project: The Cocktail Party Phenomenon in Schizophrenia. The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) 
 

Teaching:

2012 - :    Department of Psychology, Free University of Berlin   
  • Seminar: Neurocognitive Psychology; Experimental Psychology: Attention and Perception
Practical Course: Empirical Practicum
2011 - :   Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité -- University Medicine Berlin  
  • Lectures: Neural Plasticity; Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Seminar: Learning and Memory
  • Practical Course: Physical Exercise; Neuropsychological Assessments
2008-2011:   Department of Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, University Hamburg   Lectures: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience; Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience
2006-2011:   Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf  
  • Seminar: Neurophysiology; Vegetative Physiology; Learning; Hearing Impairments and Deafness
  • Practical Course: Electroencephalography; Vertigo and Deafness; Sensory Function of Skin and Pain;Nerves and Muscles; EMG and Reflexes
  • Review Course: Visual System
2005-2006:   Department of Psychology, City College of New York, USA   Seminar: Advanced Experimental Design; The Synaptic Self

 

Full Publication List:

 
- Accumulated Impact Factor of all (N = 45) articles = 236.5
- Accumulated Impact Factor of all first author (N = 17) and senior author (N = 17) articles = 185.8
- Number of citations > 2200, h-index = 23

 

Representative Articles:

Resarch on Multisensory Integration:
 
Keil J, Pomper U, Feuerbach N, Senkowski D (2017). Temporal orienting precedes intersensory attention and has oposing effects on early evoked brain activity. Neuroimage 148: 230-239. (Abstract)
 
  • Balz J, Keil J, Roa Romero Y, Mekle R, Schubert F, Aydin S, Ittermann B, Gallinat J, Senkowski D (2016). GABA concentration in superior temporal sulcus predicts gamma power and perception in the sound-induced flash illusion. Neuroimage 125: 724-730. (PDF)
 
Talsma D, Senkowski D, Soto-Faraco S, Woldorff MG (2010). The multifaceted interplay between attention and multisensory integration. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 14: 400-410. (PDF)
 
Senkowski D, Molholm S, Gomez-Ramirez M, and Foxe JJ (2006). Oscillatory beta activity predicts response speed during a multisensory audiovisual reaction time task: A high-density electrical mapping study. Cerebral Cortex 16:1556-1565. (PDF
 
Senkowski D, Schneider TR, Foxe JJ, Engel AK (2008). Crossmodal binding by neural coherence: Implications for multisensory processing. Trends in Neurosciences 31: 401-409. (PDF)
 
Pain Research:
 
Senkowski D and Heinz A (2016). Chronic pain and distorted body image: implications for multisensory feedback interventions. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 69: 252-259. (PDF)
 
Senkowski D, Höfle M, Engel AK (2014). Crossmodal shaping of pain: a multisensory approach to nociception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18: 319-327. (PDF)
 
Höfle M, Hauck M, Engel AK, Senkowski D (2012). Viewing a needle pricking a hand that you perceive as yours enhances unpleasantness of pain. Pain 153: 1074-1081. (PDF)(Press release)(Scientific American podcast)
 
Senkowski D, Kautz J, Hauck M, Zimmermann R, Engel AK (2011). Emotional facial expression modulate early pain-induced beta and gamma oscillations in sensorimotor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 31: 14542-14550. (PDF)

 

Clinical Research:
 
Roa Romero Y, Keil J, Balz J, Gallinat J, Senkowski D (2016). Reduced frontal theta oscillations indicate altered crossmodal prediction error processing in schizophrenia. Journal of Neurophysiology 116: 1396-1407 (PDF)
 
Roa Romero Y, Keil J, Balz J, Niedeggen M, Gallinat J, Senkowski D (2016). Alpha-band oscillations reflect altered multisensory processing of the McGurk illusion in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10: 41 (PDF)
 
Senkowski D and Gallinat J (2015). Dysfunctional prefrontal gamma-band oscillations reflect working memory and other cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry 77: 1010-1019. (PDF)
 
Keil J, Roa Romero Y, Balz J, Henjes M, Senkowski D (2016). Positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia relate to distinct oscillatory signatures of sensory gating. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10: 104 (PDF)
 
Senkowski D, Linden M, Zubrägel D, Bär T and Gallinat J (2003). Evidence for disturbed cortical signal processing and altered serotonergic neurotransmission in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Biological Psychiatry 53: 304-314. (PDF)

 

Books and Book Chapter:

Engel AK, Senkowski D, Schneider TR (2012). Multisensory integration through neural coherence. Frontiers in the Neural Bases of Multisensory Processing. Editors: Murray MM and Wallace MT. CRC Press, p. 115-130.
 
Keil J, and Senkowski D (2016) Neural network dynamics and audiovisual integration. To appear in: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research on Multisensory Processes. Editor: Wallace M.
 
Senkowski D and Engel AK (2012). Oscillatory activity and multisensory processing. The New Handbook of Multisensory Processes. Editor: Stein BE. MIT Press. p. 193-205.
 
Senkowski D (2004). Neuronal correlates of selective attention: An investigation of electrophysiologial brain responses in the EEG and MEG. MPI Series for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences; 42, Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.
 
Talsma D, Senkowski D, Soto-Faraco S, Woldorff MG (2012). Influences of top-down attention on multisensory processing. MIT Press. To appear in: The New Handbook of Multisensory Processes. Editor: Stein BE, p. 371-381.

 

Editorial Work:

2013- :       Review Editor, Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation
2010- :   Scientific Review Associate, European Journal of Neuroscience
2009:       Guest Editor, Experimental Brain Research, Special issue on Crossmodal Processing Volume 198, Numbers 2-3 / September 2009
2008- :   Review Editor, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer:

BMC Neuroscience; Brain; Brain and Cognition; Brain Research; Brain Topography; Cerebral Cortex; Clinical Neurophysiology; Cortex; Current Biology; European Journal of Neuroscience; European Journal of Pain; Experimental Brain Research; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience; Frontiers in Neuroscience; Human Brain Mapping; Human Psychopharmacology; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of Neurophysiology; Journal of Neuroscience; Multisensory Research; Neuroimage; Neuropsychologia; Neuroreport; Neuroscience; Neuroscience Letters; Plos One; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Psychiatric Research; Psychophysiology; Trends in Cognitive Sciences
 
Additonal reviews have been provided for various national and international funding organizations

 

 

Academic Background:

10/2007 - 02/2014: Diploma in Psychology, University of Konstanz

01/2013 - 06/2014: Research assistance at the Neuroelectromagnetic Oscillations Lab, University of Konstanz

08/2011 - 10/2012: Internship at the MEG Lab, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy

05/2011 - 07/2011: Internship at the Critical Hermeneutics Lab, York University, Toronto, Canada

09/2010 - 04/2011: Study Exchange at York University, Toronto, Canada

11/2008 - 06/2010: Research assistance at the Ongoing-Brain-Oscillations-and-Behavior Lab, University of Konstanz

 

Publications:

Kaiser, M., & Cromby, J. (2014). Neuroscience. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 1243–1248). New York, NY: Springer

 

Conference Papers and Presentations:

Kaiser, M., Balz, J., Senkowski, D., Keil, J. (2015, June). The Role of prestimulus oscillatory power and functional connectivity in the sound-induced flash illusion. Poster presented at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum, Pisa, Italy

Kaiser, M., Popov, T. , & Dalal, SS. (2014, August). The electroretinogram exhibits eyes-closed alpha oscillations that couple with visual cortex. Poster presented at the 19th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Halifax, Canada

 

Contact:

Dipl. Psych. Mathis Kaiser
Multisensory Integration Research Group
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
St. Hedwig Hospital
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Große Hamburger Str. 5-11
10115 Berlin

Phone: +49-30-2311-1860
Fax: +49-30-2311-2209

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