Lab Members

J.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hanke

Principal Investigator

Full-time informagician, real-life psychologist, Debian developer, Pythonero, open science and free software proponent.

Alex Waite

Technology Czar

Part sysadmin, part developer, Alex makes sure stuff gets done — and that plenty of 70s funk is played on the lab stereo system.

Dr. Reshanne Reeder

Postdoc

Visual preparatory attention expertista — researching nonretinal vision including imagery, visual working memory, and the target template.

Dr. Emanuele Porcu

Postdoc

A color blind experimental psychologist/drummer interested in multisensory interactions and attention. Favorite song: True Colors.

Dipl.-Inf. Benjamin Poldrack

Datalad Developer

Sneaky like shadow, he's there one moment and gone with the next. One wonders what he actually does all day, until you see his impressive git commit log.

Dipl.-Neurowiss. Falko R. Kaule

PhD Student

Mercenary experiment programmer and split personality (Psychoinformatics, VPL, Experimental Psychology) on the way to finishing his greater goal: his PhD.

Christian Häusler (B.Sc.)

Research Assistant

If a topic intersects with neuroscience, experimental psychology, filmmaking, and number crunching with open-source software, you've just described his dream project. That and Neurofunk Drum and Bass.

Alumni

Pierre Ibe

Graduated with his M.Sc in Psychology and now works at Justus Liebig University Giessen.

Ayan Sengupta

After finishing his PhD at OvGU, he became a postdoc at the University of Nottingham.

Dr. Vittorio Iacovella

Visiting researcher from Trento University

Moritz Boos

Visiting researcher from the University of Oldenburg

Michael Notter

Visiting researcher from the University of Lausanne

Richard Dinga

Visiting researcher from University of Ljubljana. Proceeded to work towards a PhD at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Daniel Kottke

Joined the Active Learning Lab at Kassel University

Dr. Sven Buchholz

Became a professor at TH Brandenburg

Grills

Let's just say we take our lab Grill-fests in Nordpark seriously...

Ulf der Dritte (2015–)

The Trolley Grill "Toronto". So big they named it after a city; big enough to feed three labs twice over. And it comes with a built-in 15¢ bottle opener—for convenience. Though the wheels do have a bit of tendency to fall off...

Helga der Zweite (2013–2015)

The Landmann Pedestal Barbecue: bigger, better, taller. Its claim to fame is the fantastic door through which air can flow up the center column. When carrying, the balance is perfect for slinging over your shoulder, emulating a lumberjack as 'e carries a grill deep into the wilderness...

Horst der Erste (2012–2013)

The Landmann Patio Barbecue Fire Bowl — the grill that began it all. Small, yet hardy. Plus, there's the added bonus that the poor airflow actively promotes team bonding through the shared effort of frantically waving a Frisbee to get the coals going.