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CV Jonas Hornung

Born in 1989 in Fulda.

From 2009-2012 I studied philosophy, psychology and neuroscience in a bachelor program in Magdeburg.

Bachelor thesis: Ein multidisziplinärer Blick auf die Spiegelneurone bei Affe und Mensch. Welche Funktion haben Spiegelneurone und welche Konsequenzen ergeben sich daraus?

In this thesis I started with a philosophical model and afterwards collected empirical evidence to show whether it was valid or not.

From 2012-2014 I studied neuroscience in a master program in Magdeburg.

Master thesis: The effects of brief mindfulness meditation on solving insight problems.

In this thesis I mainly investigated whether a short guided meditation practice did improve performance in so-called insight problems which require a creative step to solve them.

In July 2015 I joined the Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology to start a PhD project which will deal with decision making in everyday situations.

Additional research interests:
- interplay of emotion and cognition
- clinical (psychiatric, neurological) questions
- plasticity due to behavioral interventions (physical exercise, nutrition, meditation, music)

Aktualisiert von: Sascha Clamer