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IRENE SOPHIA PLANK

Postdoc at the LMU Klinikum 

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I am postdoctoral researcher at the NEVIA group led by Prof. Christine Falter-Wagner at the LMU Klinikum in Munich. I am interested in social understanding of other's in the brain and how it is influenced by our life experiences and the person we want to understand. My current research focuses on cases where social understanding and interaction are atypical or impaired. These cases are often associated with two interactaction partners being less "in sync", and we try to use this to characterise interactions. 


I have recently finished my PhD at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. As a PhD candidate, I was affiliated with the Berlin School of Mind and Brain as well as the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin. My supervisors were Prof. Felix Bermpohl and Prof. Isabel Dziobek. My doctoral project investigated the influence of motherhood on empathy and theory of mind.


Additionally, I am very passionate about Open Science and reproducibility. You can find more details on my interests and findings here and my data and scripts on OSF

During my PhD, I taught at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and the Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam. Topics range from coding over experimental design to the neuroscience of empathy. You can find examples here


Before starting my PhD, I completed two Master's courses, one in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and one in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience from the Free University of Berlin. For more information on my education and experience, visit my CV section!

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