Romy Lorenz

Cognitive Neuroscience – Neuroadaptive Technology – Art x Neuroscience

My keynote lecture is online

Sep
02
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New clinical paper just published

Mar
19

We just got a paper published in Brain where we applied neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization for the first time in a cohort of stroke patients. Read all about it here: Link to paper (open access)

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I am hiring a postdoc (start: 1/09/2020)

May
28

I am currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work with me and Prof. Nik Weiskopf on real-time layer-fMRI at 7T at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. Start date: 1st September 2020; 2 years of funding! If you have any questions, please get in touch! I am looking forward to hear from you!

All infos you can find here:

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Pedro presents our work at CCN 2019!

Sep
17

Rob’s and my former Master student Pedro in full action: wonderfully presents his thesis project “Elucidating Cognitive processes using LSTMs” at the Cognitive Computational Neuroscience Conference in Berlin!

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Come to our symposium (@CNS)

Mar
11

I have organised and will chair the symposium Causal inference applied to cognitive neuroscience: from brain connectivity to neurocognition at the Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS). Speakers are: Michael W. Cole, Til Ole Bergmann, Arielle Tambini & Rosalyn Moran.

The symposium takes place on Sunday, the March 24 @ 1:30 – 3:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom A of theHyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CoCoNUT is born!

Mar
11

I have co-initiated a new interest group on cognitive computational neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig.

We consist of  students, post-docs and group leaders from different departments and research groups across the whole institute. While we all have different backgrounds and areas of research, we are united in our endeavour to advance mechanistic discovery in cognitive neuroscience using computational tools.

At our meetings, members present their own research or research ideas, relevant papers (journal club), methods & concrete implementations. Further, we also have meetings where we discuss mechanisms, causality or related topics on a more conceptual level (philosophical discourse).
You can read more here.
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I am now a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow!

Sep
04

Yesterday, I started my 4-year long Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship.  I will be based at the University of Cambridge (UK), the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences (Germany) and Stanford University (US).

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My PhD thesis was awarded!

Sep
04

In June this year, CogX  awarded my PhD thesis as an outstanding contribution in AI.

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I am visiting Thomas Yeo’s lab in Singapore!

Sep
29

From 25th Sept until 25th October, I am a visiting researcher in Prof. BT Thomas Yeo’s Computational Brain Imaging Group in Singapore. With him, I will be working on new and more unbiased ways of mining the cognitive neuroimaging literature and how to evaluate existing top-down cognitive ontologies using neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization.

Super exciting stuff and I am very grateful for having this opportunity!

 

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My PhD work is featured in WIRED!

Sep
20

There is a long article in WIRED magazine this month describing my PhD work:

This AI could hold the key to decoding human intelligence

I love this part:

Minutes later, Lorenz shows me a graph of Violante’s activity across different brain networks for each of the tests. It looks like one of Mark Rothko’s colourful paintings.

…. sounds like I am also doing some serious art business on the side!

 

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