Hen­drik Hart­mann

Hendrik Hartmann

PhD can­di­date

Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive & Brain Sci­ences
Stephanstraße 1A
04103 Leipzig
Ger­many

   

Dur­ing his mas­ter the­sis at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz Hen­drik inves­ti­gat­ed the effect of train­ings inten­si­ty on short- and long-term mem­o­ry in hon­ey­bees. For his PhD he switched his focus on human neu­ro­sciences and start­ed work­ing in the O’Brain Lab in May 2017. Here he is inves­ti­gat­ing how obe­si­ty and dif­fer­ent styles of diet manip­u­late our brain, espe­cial­ly the dopamin­er­gic sys­tem. The main ques­tion is if diet itself already can change the way our brain works, our abil­i­ty to learn and han­dle cog­ni­tive tasks. For this pur­pose he is using behav­ioral test­ing and neu­roimag­ing and com­bine these with a genet­ic approach.

2017— PhD Stu­dent, SFB 1052 “Obe­si­ty Mech­a­nisms”, Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences, Research Group “Deci­sion-mak­ing in Obe­si­ty: Neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gy, Behav­ior, and Plas­tic­i­ty” (Annette Horstmann, Phd)
2015–2017 Research Assis­tant, Depart­ment of Zool­o­gy and Neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz
2012–2013 Vis­it­ing Grad­u­ate Stu­dent, Smith­son­ian Trop­i­cal Research Insti­tute, Pana­ma City, Pana­ma
2011–2014 Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences, Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz
2008–2011 Bach­e­lor of Sci­ences in Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences, Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz