Kath­leen Wiencke

PhD can­di­date

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

Kath­leen Wiencke stud­ied math­e­mat­ics (major) and Geoe­col­o­gy (minor) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Post­dam. In 2013 she fin­ished her diplo­ma the­sis “A Bayesian Mixed Mod­el For InSAR Time­series Analy­sis” in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Vol­can­otech­ton­ics group of the Ger­man Research Cen­ter for Geo­sciences (GFZ Post­dam). After she has worked on a project on the des­ig­na­tion of for­est plant seeds with respect to cli­mate change (NW-FVA, Hann. Mün­den) she joint the Lab in Nov 2014 as a PhD can­di­date. Her focus is on com­pu­ta­tion­al mod­el­ling of dopamine trans­mis­sion and cog­ni­tion in rein­force­ment learn­ing.

2014— PhD Stu­dent Leipzig Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter, Leipzig (Ger­many), Guest Researcher, Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences, Leipzig (Ger­many)
2014 Research assis­tant, NW-FVA, Hann. Mün­den (Ger­many)
2013 Diplo­ma The­sis, Uni­ver­si­ty of Pots­dam, Fac­ul­ty of Math­e­mat­ics, Pots­dam (Ger­many)


Poes­sel, M., Frei­herr, J., Wiencke, K., Vill­ringer, A., & Horstmann, A. (2019). Insulin resis­tance is relat­ed to olfac­to­ry sen­si­tiv­i­ty to food odors inde­pen­dent of BMI. Poster pre­sent­ed at 3rd Nordic Neu­ro­science Meet­ing, Helsin­ki, Fin­land.

Wiencke, K., Horstmann, A., Vill­ringer, A., & Neu­mann, J. (2019). A com­pu­ta­tion­al mod­el for dopamine trans­mis­sion in the human brain. Poster pre­sent­ed at 2019 OHBM Annu­al Meet­ing, Rom, Italy.

Wiencke, K., Horstmann, A., & Neu­mann, J. (2016). For­ward mod­els of rein­force­ment learn­ing in obe­si­ty. Poster pre­sent­ed at Bern­stein Con­fer­ence, Berlin, Ger­many.

Wiencke, K., Horstmann, A., & Neu­mann, J. (2015). An inte­gra­tive para­me­ter esti­ma­tion method for rein­force­ment and neur­al mod­els. Poster pre­sent­ed at 5th Annu­al JAGS and Win­BUGS Work­shop: Bayesian Mod­el­ing for Cog­ni­tive Sci­ence, Ams­ter­dam, the Nether­lands.

Wiencke, K., Wal­ter, T. R., Man­zo, M., Man­coni, A., Solaro, G., & Lanari, R. (2012). InSAR time series mon­i­tor­ing at Istan­bul city shows fault­ing, land­slides and soil com­paction. Poster pre­sent­ed at Euro­pean Geo­sciences Union Gen­er­al Assem­bly 2012, Vien­na, Aus­tria.