Romy Lorenz

Cognitive Neuroscience & Neurotechnology


I am a cognitive neuroscientist with a multidisciplinary background in psychology and human-computer interaction.

Since 2023, I am a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany.

My research interest lies in developing brain-computer interfaces and artificial intelligence (AI) with the aim to address neuroscience questions that have been historically challenging to tackle with conventional methods. In particular, I want to understand how frontoparietal brain networks gives rise to our powerful cognitive abilities.

I received my PhD from Imperial College London in 2017. For my PhD, I have developed an “AI neuroscientist” – this work has been featured in WIRED Magazine and I gave a TEDx talk about it. From 2018 until 2023, I was a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences.