Marie Meemken

Marie-Theres Meemken

PhD can­di­date

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


After com­plet­ing her Bachelor’s degree in Psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men, Marie Meemken stud­ied Neu­rocog­ni­tive Psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Old­en­burg. Her Master’s the­sis was focused on effects of selec­tiv­i­ty and prepa­ra­tion on neu­ronal mark­ers of inhi­bi­tion in healthy par­tic­i­pants. For this, she acquired simul­ta­ne­ous elec­troen­cephalo­gram (EEG) and mag­net­ic res­o­nance imag­ing (MRI) data. Dur­ing her PhD, she is con­cen­trat­ing on iden­ti­fy­ing cog­ni­tive mark­ers of obe­si­ty. For this, she uti­lizes behav­ioral par­a­digms like Rever­sal-Learn­ing and Pavlov­ian-to-Instru­men­tal Trans­fer (PIT) with dif­fer­ent forms of reward.

2013— PhD Stu­dent, IFB Adi­pos­i­ty­Dis­eases, Leipzig Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter, Leipzig (Ger­many), Guest Researcher, Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences, Leipzig (Ger­many), Mem­ber of the Junior Research Group “Deci­sion-mak­ing in Obe­si­ty” (Dr. Annette Horstmann)
2010–2013 MSc Neu­rocog­ni­tive Psy­chol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Old­en­burg, Old­en­burg (Ger­many)
2012 Research Inter­ship at Cardiff Uni­ver­si­ty Brain Imag­ing Cen­tre (CUBRIC), Prof David Lin­den, Cardiff Uni­ver­sti­ty, Cardiff (UK)
2010–2011 &
Stu­dent Assis­tant at the Exper­i­men­tal Psy­chol­o­gy Lab, Prof Christoph Her­rmann, Uni­ver­si­ty of Old­en­burg, Old­en­burg (Ger­many)
2007–2010 BSc Psy­chol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men, Bre­men (Ger­many)