Paul Ste­in­fath


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

Paul com­plet­ed a B.Sc. in Biol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Düs­sel­dorf and a Neu­ro­science Mas­ter at the Vri­je Uni­ver­siteit in Ams­ter­dam. For his M.Sc. the­sis, he inves­ti­gat­ed the neu­ro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal cor­re­lates of rest­ing-state net­works in a simul­ta­ne­ous­ly acquired EEG/fMRI dataset. After his Mas­ter, he start­ed to work as a research assis­tant at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences in Leipzig, where he inves­ti­gat­ed reha­bil­i­ta­tion meth­ods for stroke patients and EEG alter­ations asso­ci­at­ed with aging. In 2020 Paul joined the O’Brain Lab where he inves­ti­gates how dif­fer­ent styles of diet influ­ence the dopamin­er­gic sys­tem and cog­ni­tive functions.

2020– Researcher, Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences. Diet-depen­dent effects of oppos­ing phar­ma­co­log­i­cal dopamine manip­u­la­tions on neu­rocog­ni­tive mea­sures of rein­force­ment learn­ing, and work­ing memory
2018–2020 Research Assis­tant, Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences, Leipzig.
2015–2017 M.Sc. in Neu­ro­sciences (cum laude), Vri­je Uni­ver­siteit, Amsterdam.
2011–2014 B.Sc. in Biol­o­gy, Hein­rich Heine Uni­ver­sität, Düsseldorf.


Ces­naite, E., Ste­in­fath, T. P., Jamshi­di Ida­ji, M., Stephani, T., Kum­ral, D., Haufe, S., Sander, C., Hen­sch, T., Hegerl, U., Riedel-Heller, S., Röhr, S., Schroeter, M. L., Witte, A. V., Vill­ringer, A., & Nikulin, V. V. (2023). Alter­ations in rhyth­mic and non-rhyth­mic rest­ing-state EEG activ­i­ty and their link to cog­ni­tion in old­er age. Neu­roIm­age, 268: 119810. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119810.
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Her­zog, N., Ste­in­fath, T. P., & Tar­rasch, R. (2021). Crit­i­cal dynam­ics in spon­ta­neous rest­ing-state oscil­la­tions are asso­ci­at­ed with the atten­tion-relat­ed P300 ERP in a go/nogo task. Fron­tiers in Neu­ro­science, 15: 632922. doi:10.3389/fnins.2021.632922.
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Pres­tel, M., Ste­in­fath, T. P., Trem­mel, M., Stark, R., & Ott, U. (2018). fMRI BOLD cor­re­lates of EEG inde­pen­dent com­po­nents: Spa­tial cor­re­spon­dence with the default mode net­work. Fron­tiers in Human Neu­ro­science, 12: 478. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2018.00478.
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