LIFE Fellow since 2018, MPI for Human Development, Berlin
I received my bachelor’s degree in Greek Philology and Linguistics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. These studies, and in particularly linguistics, guided my interest in cognitive science and in understanding how the brain enables and supports functions from learning and language acquisition to the enjoyment of literature and philosophical contemplations. This led to a master’s program in Cognitive Neuroscience at FU in Berlin. For my master’s thesis, I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods and their joint application to investigate resting state functional connectivity of the language network. I am now a PhD student in the ‘Mechanisms and Sequential Progression of Plasticity’ project at the Center for Lifespan Psychology with Ulman Lindenberger and Elisabeth Wenger as my advisors. I am investigating the structural and functional brain changes induced by training in the auditory domain.
Neuronal changes in auditory cortex due to musical training
Wenger, E., Papadaki, E., Werner, A., Kühn, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2021). Observing plasticity of the auditory system: Volumetric decreases along with increased functional connectivity in aspiring professional musicians. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 2(2), Article tgab008. https://doi.org/10.1093/texcom/tgab008