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Romy Lorenz
Research fellow (Sir Henry Wellcome), Executive processes group
01223 355 294

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 DuncanNikolaus 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.

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