johanna.balz

Dipl. Psych. Johanna Balz, PhD student
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Charité University Medicine Berlin at St. Hedwig Hospital
Große Hamburger Straße 5-11
10115 Berlin, Germany
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Phone: +49-030-2311-2739

 

Academic Background:

 
Since 2013: PhD student at Charité University Medicine Berlin, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Division of Neuroimaging, Research group Multisensory Integration
 
2013: Graduation (Diploma) at University of Tuebingen
 
2012: Research assistant at Charité  University Medicine Berlin, Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine, Project BRIA Bridging Intervention in Anesthesiology
 
2011-2012: Research assistant at Charité University Medicine Berlin, Medical Department, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine
 
2011: Research assistant at Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience Tuebingen, Department of Cognitive Neurology
 
2008-2011: Research assistant at University Hospital Tuebingen, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
 
2007-2013: Study of pschology at University of Tuebingen

 

 

Teaching:

 
Charité Medical School Berlin:
SS 2014 - current: Learning and Memory
 
Free University Berlin:
SS 2013: Practical Course Experimental Psychology

 

Publications:

 
Journal Articles:
 
Balz J, Roa Romero Y, Keil J, Krebber M, Niedeggen M, Galliant J, Senkowski (2016). Beta/gamma oscillations and event-related potentials indicate aberrant multisensory processing in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychology. (Abstract)
 
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 (Abstract)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)

 

Presentations at Conferences:
 
Balz, J., Roa Romero, Y., Keil, J., Krebber, M., Pomper, U., Gallinat, J., Senkowski, D. (2014). Altered evoked gamma band oscillations during multisensory processing of the sound-induced flash illusion in schizophrenia. IMRF 2015: 16th International Multisensory Research Forum, Pisa, Italy. (Poster)
 
Balz, J., Roa Romero, Y., Keil, J., Krebber, M., Pomper, U., Gallinat, J., Senkowski, D. (2014). Altered neural activity during the sound induced flash illusion in schizophrenia. SfN 2014 Annual Meeting: Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.. (Poster)
 
Balz, J., Roa Romero, Y., Keil, J., Pomper, U., Gallinat, J., Senkowski, D. (2014). Event-related neural activity during multisensory processing in schizophrenia. OHBM 2014 Annual Meeting: Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany. (Poster)
 
Balz, J., Roa Romero, Y., Keil, J., Pomper, U., Gallinat, J., Senkowski, D. (2014). Neurophysiological markers of multisensory processing in schizophrenia. ICCN 2014: 30th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology of the IFCN, Berlin, Germany. (Poster)
 
Balz, J., Roa Romero, Y., Keil, J., Pomper, U., Gallinat, J., Senkowski, D. (2013). Multisensory processing during the sound induced flash illusion in schizophrenia. DGPPN Kongress 2013: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde, Berlin, Germany. (Poster)
 
Balz, J., Roa Romero, Y., Keil, J., Pomper, U., Gallinat, J., Senkowski, D. (2013). Multisensory Integration in Schizophrenia: Preliminary Findings and Outlook. 12th Charité Conference on Psychiatric Research: Emotional Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany. (Poster)
 
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