Maria Niedernhuber

Maria Niedernhuber

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Tristan Bekinschtein

Departments

Department of Psychology

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I am a cognitive neuroscientist fascinated by how we come to have conscious experiences in this world. My research aims to bridge sensory/bodily and cognitive levels of analysis to uncover the neural and cognitive underpinnings of conscious contents. To this end, our team sheds light on (meta-)conscious processes underlying the prediction of sensory inputs in the somatosensory and auditory domain using psychophysics and EEG. We apply these paradigms to investigate distortions of consciousness in chronic pain patients. Additionally, I hold a strong interest in the neural correlates of painful conscious contents.

I envision that my research might inform the rehabilitation of chronic pain patients.

Research Focus

Keywords

consciousness

pain

somatosensory neuroscience

predictive mind

Clinical conditions

Chronic pain

Equipment

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Chris Brown

Srivas Chennu

Mike Lee

Nicholas Shenker

United Kingdom

Micah Allen Web: https://neuroconscience.com/

International

Francesca Fardo Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/...

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