Claire Pauley

LIFE Berlin

LIFE Fellow since 2020, MPI for Human Development, Berlin

I am a doctoral student at the Center for Lifespan Psychology at the MPIB supervised by Myriam Sander. I received my bachelor’s in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by my master’s in neurocognitive psychology from the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. For my master’s thesis, I investigated age differences in neural representational changes as a function of learning using representational similarity analysis on fMRI data. I plan to continue investigating age-related changes in neural activation patterns, specifically in relation to episodic memory decline.  

Dissertation project:
Age differences in memory representations


Pauley, C., Kobelt, M., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2023). Age differences in neural distinctiveness during memory encoding, retrieval, and reinstatement. Cerebral Cortex, 33(16), 9489–9503.

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