cand. med., MD student
Franziska is a medical student at the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen. Since she has always had a strong interest in the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive and psychological phenomena, she joined neuroMADLAB in October 2017 to conduct work on her doctoral thesis.
Facing the various consequences of eating behavior every day, she is particularly interested in how food choices are made. Why is it that sometimes, we can’t resist unhealthy food even if we know that we will feel bad about it afterwards?
Her research at neuroMADLAB will focus on the application of fMRI in order to detect neural mechanisms by which tVNS could influence food reward reactivity and therefore change behavior.
Current research projects:
Impact of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on effort-based decision-making