Brain Products Young Scientist Award 2014 presented to Dr. Sven Hoffmann

by Stefanie Rudrich
Marketing Manager (Brain Products)

As in previous years, Brain Products proudly sponsored the Brain Products Young Scientist Award, granted to a young scientist who had presented an outstanding paper during the annual meeting of the German Society for Applied Psychophysiology. This year’s winner was Dr. Sven Hoffmann (Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors).

Between June 19 and June 21, 2014, again several hundred scientists attended the annual meeting of the German Society for Applied Psychophysiology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung; DGPA), which this year was held in Luebeck (Germany). Just as in previous years, Brain Products sponsored the Brain Products Young Scientist Award, granted to a young scientist who had presented an outstanding paper during the conference. This year’s winner was Dr. Sven Hoffmann from the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) in Dortmund (Germany).

Dr. Hoffmann did his PhD on “Independent Component Analysis of Ocular Artifacts” (University of Bochum; PD Dr. B. Suchan & Prof. Dr. M. Falkenstein) in 2009 and since then has been working as a postdoc at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors.

The price, which is endowed with a prize money in the amount of 1000 Euro, was awarded to him for his publication “Crosslinking EEG time-frequency decomposition and fMRI in error monitoring”, in which he demonstrates (in collaboration with the co-authors Franziska Labrenz, Maria Themann, Edmund Wascher, and Christian Beste) that BOLD signal changes reflecting error processing on a functional-neuroanatomical level are best predicted by evoked oscillations in the theta frequency band.

On behalf of the whole Brain Products team, congratulations, Sven, on winning this award. We will for sure continue to follow your research and wish you all the best for your future!

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