From 1979 to 1986, I studied at the Technical University of Berlin and the Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany), where in 1989 I obtained my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Psychology (major), and Biometry and Econometry (minors) under my promotor Dirk Vorberg.
From 1990 to 1998, I worked at the Free University of Berlin (Germany), the University of California at Santa Barbara (United States), the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at Magdeburg (Germany), and the University of Dunedin (New Zealand).
From 1998 to 2003 I held the chair of the late E.E.Ch.I. Roskam at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands), and effective of October, 1, 2003 I moved to the University of Potsdam (Germany).