Caroline Poppa

LIFE Berlin

External LIFE Fellow since 2024, SHARE BERLIN Institute

I am a doctoral student at the SHARE BERLIN Institute, working on a DFG project on “Publication Bias in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences” (Pub-Bias) under the supervision of David Richter. I joined the IMPRS LIFE in April 2024 as an external fellow, focusing on the delineation of publication bias on both the hypothesis and dissemination level. As a part of SHARE, I am further deeply interested in understanding the impact socio-economic conditions over the lifespan can have on cognition, health, and life satisfaction in later life.

My academic background stems from developmental neurobiology and psychology. I received my BSc in Biology and further specialized in Neurobiology and Behavior during my MSc, both at Freie Universität Berlin. In my masters thesis, I investigated the effect of an aerobic exercise intervention on blood-derived markers for neuroplasticity in healthy older adults, supervised by Elisabeth Wenger. From 2019 to 2022, I have been a student research assistant in the group Mechanisms and Sequential Progression of Plasticity at the Center for Lifespan Psychology of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Before joining the Pub-Bias project in October 2023, I have been a research associate in the Department of Medical Psychology of Charité University Hospital Berlin, working in the group Prenatal Stress and Aging lead by Claudia Buß.

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