B.A., Masters Student in Behavioral Neuroscience
After defending her honors bachelor’s thesis on the effects of approach and avoidance motivation on category learning, earning a B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, Emily spent a summer as a visiting student researcher at the lab of Diego Pizzagalli in Boston, where she contributed to a project on the functioning of social reward learning during depression. Having previously gained familiarity with the German academic environment as a DAAD RISE research intern working on a project on fear responses to unconsciously processed visual stimuli in the lab of Philipp Sterzer at the Charité in Berlin, she chose to come to Tübingen to do her Masters in Neural and Behavioral Science at the local Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience.
She joined the neuroMADLAB in March, 2019, where she will conduct a master’s thesis, studying the effects of positive and negative mood induction on motivation to exert effort to earn rewards under uncertain conditions.