Our research team
Prof. Dr. Louisa Kulke, head of department
Laura Pasqualette (PhD candidate)
Laura Pasqualette graduated in Biomedical Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). After her experience researching the gut microbiota-brain interaction, she decided to pursue a master in Neuroscience at Goethe University. Supervised by Dr. Edward Vessel from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, she wrote her master thesis was about the role of self-relevance during aesthetic experiences. Because her passion about cognitive psychology continued to grow, she joined our group as a PhD student to work on the DFG-funded project “Overt and covert attention to emotional faces in realistic social situations”.
Sahura Ertuğrul (visiting researcher)
I graduated in Foreign Language Education from the Middle East technical University (METU). After spending two years in foreign language teaching, I entered the Master Programme of Cognitive Science Department at METU to be able to discover language process mechanisms. I wrote my thesis about the effect of emotional valence and frequency of words on pupillary responses under the supervision of Dr. Didem Gökçay. During my Master’s degree, I got interested in Affective Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Thus, Professor Kulke’s research projects about emotional and social mechanisms with combined EEG and eye-tracker got me very excited to be part of her research team. Currently, I am a visiting researcher in her lab to conduct the DAAD-funded project “Disengaging overt attention from emotional pictures: an EEG/Eye-tracking the co-registration study”.
Patricia Gmehling, student research assistant
Vanessa Thomas, student research assistant
Miriam Keßler, student research assistant
Franziska vom Hofe, student research assistant
Clarisse Kugler, student research assistant
Maria Klier, research project
Kai Josephs, research project
Sara Klinger, research project
Katic Ana-Marija, research project
Theresia Langer, graduate research project
Emely Reyentanz, graduate research project
Layla Luna Rückert, graduate research project
Selina Schuberth, research project
Sandra Regelein, research project
Alena Koch, research intern
Laetitia von der Schulenburg, research intern
If you are interested in joining the team for a research internship, please contact Prof. Dr. Louisa Kulke.