Student Spotlight October 2021

Photo of Lotta Winkler
Photo: Lotta Winkler

 

 

 

Our Student Spotlight for this month is Lotta Winkler!

 

 

 

 

 

Lotta is part of the 2018 cohort and has a background in Psychology from TU Dresden. She applied for this program due to her interest in "research and understanding the foundations that psychological practices rely on."

 

 

Her favorite course was Cognitive Neuroscience because, put simply, "I really like brains!"

 

 

Lotta's cool update is she is currently working on her master thesis (Title: "Effects of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation on potential noradrenergic biomarkers"). She finds this to be a really interesting topic, for instance they aim to understand how exactly neuromodulation via taVNS might work. Additionally she has learned about many new methods, taVNS, eye tracking, EEG, HRV, saliva samples, and blood preassure. Her focus in this project is pupil dilation and salivary alpha-amylase levels as potential noradrenergic biomarkers. Additionally, she works as a research assistant in the PECoG research group, which offers the possibility to gain practical experience in Embodied Cognition research.

 

 

Her plan following this Master's degree is to pursue a PhD. We wish Lotta all the best!

 

 

As always, we thank you for reading and hope you look forward to reading next month's Student Spotlight! 

Photo of Lotta Winkler
Photo: Lotta Winkler