External LIFE Fellow from 2016 to 2020, MPI for Human Development, Berlin
Dr. rer. nat.
Dissertation completed in October 2020
The Fidelity of Neural Representations Shapes Episodic Memory Across the Human Lifespan
(Advisors: Myriam Sander & Ulman Lindenberger)
Sommer, V. R., & Sander, M. C. (2022). Contributions of representational distinctiveness and stability to memory performance and age differences. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 29(3), 443–462. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2021.2019184
Sommer, V. R., Mount, L., Weigelt, S., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2021). Memory specificity is linked to repetition effects in event-related potentials across the lifespan. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48, Article 100926. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2021.100926
Sommer, V. R., Fandakova, Y., Grandy, T. H., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2019). Neural pattern similarity differentially relates to memory performance in younger and older adults. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(41), 8089–8099. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0197-19.2019