Verena R. Sommer

LIFE Berlin

External LIFE Fellow from 2016 to 2020, MPI for Human Development, Berlin

Dr. rer. nat.

Dissertation completed in October 2020 

The Fidelity of Neural Representations Shapes Episodic Memory Across the Human Lifespan

(Advisors: Myriam Sander & Ulman Lindenberger)

Selected Publications

Sommer, V. R., & Sander, M. C. (2022). Contributions of representational distinctiveness and stability to memory performance and age differences. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 29(3), 443–462.

Sommer, V. R., Mount, L., Weigelt, S., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2021). Memory specificity is linked to repetition effects in event-related potentials across the lifespan. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48, Article 100926.

Sommer, V. R., Fandakova, Y., Grandy, T. H., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2019). Neural pattern similarity differentially relates to memory performance in younger and older adults. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(41), 8089–8099.

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