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I am a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences. Currently, I am based in Leipzig – with frequent trips to Cambridge.
For my Fellowship, I want to understand how frontoparietal brain networks give rise to our powerful cognitive abilities. I will approach this question in two stages: First, by using automated meta-analytic and text mining techniques, I will integrate information from thousands of existing experiments. This knowledge will then be refined using real-time functional neuroimaging combined with machine learning (neuroadaptive Bayesian optimisation). This work will be conducted together with John Duncan, Nikolaus Weiskopf and Russ Poldrack.
Alongside this line of research, I am interested in altered states of consciousness (e.g., meditation and psychedelics) and in the intersection between neuroscience and art. For more information, please visit my personal website.
- Lorenz R, Violante IR, Monti RP, Montana G, Hampshire A, Leech R (2018). Dissociating frontoparietal networks using neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization, Nature Communications, 9(1): 1227
- Lorenz R, Hampshire A, Leech R (2017). Neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization and hypothesis testing, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21(3): 155-167
- Lorenz R, Monti RP, Violante IR, Anagnostopoulos C, Faisal AA, Montana G, Leech R (2016). The Automatic Neuroscientist: A framework for optimizing experimental design with closed-loop real-time fMRI, NeuroImage129: 320-334