Jun. Prof. Dr. Daniela Czernochowski
|since 09/2013||Junior Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Kaiserslautern|
|8/2007 – 8/2013||Research Scientist and Lecturer, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf|
|4/2005 – 7/2007||Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York|
|6/2005||Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Saarbrücken|
|12/2001||Diploma (German equivalent to Master degree) in Psychology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn and York University, Toronto|
|2010 – 2016|
Head of Junior Research Group (funded by the DFG):
My research focuses on the development of episodic memory and cognitive control processes across the life-span. I combine electrophysiological and behavioral measures to compare how brain maturation and age-related neuronal decline affect lifelong learning and neuro-cognitive processing in children, young and older adults.
I am particularly interested in factors underlying interindividual performance differences, such as the use of proactive or reactive control or the choice of strategies during memory encoding and retrieval.
A second line of research concerns the question of how expertise and motivation can change both mind and brain, for instance when experts and novices encode and retrieve novel melodies, or when we realize cognitive deficits and actively counteract these with appropriate strategies.
Link to my ResearchGate profile.