Dilara Zorbek

LIFE Berlin

LIFE Fellow since 2022, MPI for Human Development

I am a PhD candidate at the Adaptive Memory and Decision Making Group headed by Bernd Spitzer at MPI for Human Development. My research interests lie in how humans build mental representations across the lifespan and how we dynamically maintain, change, and purposefully use them. To address these questions, I will use neuroscientific methods, including EEG and MRI in combination with representational similarity analysis, as part of my PhD.

I completed my psychology studies at Freie Universität Berlin, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, and the University of New South Wales with a bachelor's thesis on non-symbolic number processing and contributed to a paper (Pennock et al., 2021). Subsequently, I completed the International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences at Charité Universitätsmedizin with a thesis entitled "Static and time-resolved hippocampal (functional MRI) connectivity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and associations with clinical impairment."


Pennock, I. M. L., Schmidt, T. T., Zorbek, D., & Blankenburg, F. (2021). Representation of visual numerosity information during working memory in humans: An fMRI decoding study. Human Brain Mapping, 42, 2778–2789. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25402

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