Elisa S. Buchberger

LIFE Berlin

External LIFE Fellow since 2020, MPI for Human Development, Berlin

I am a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Lifespan Psychology at the MPIB in Berlin under the supervision of Markus Werkle-Bergner and Ulman Lindenberger. My research focuses on intra-individual developmental changes in memory generalization and specificity across childhood. More specifically, I am interested in the inter-independence of these processes, as well as their neural underpinnings. To gain a better understanding of what drives changes in memory generalization and specificity in children, my research examines maturational processes in the hippocampal subfields of children between the age of four and eight and link these processes to changes in behavioral memory performance.

In 2017, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bielefeld University. During my degree, I mainly worked on emotion regulation in children and adults. I then moved to Humboldt Universität zu Berlin for my Master’s degree in Psychology (2019), and investigated the malleability of cognitive control in children in my final project in collaboration with the Developmental Change and Plasticity Lab, University College London, under the supervision of Niko Steinbeis.

Dissertation project:

Hippocampal maturation and the development of memory generalization and specificity in childhood

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