Brain Products Young Scientist Award 2019 presented to PD Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg

by Stefanie Rudrich
Team Leader of Marketing (Brain Products)

The annual meeting 2019 of the German Society for Basic and Applied Psychophysiology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung, DGPA) took place in Dresden (Germany) from June 20 to 22. This popular conference, also known as PuG (Psychologie und Gehirn), has a long tradition in Germany.

Following a similarly long tradition, we presented our annual “Brain Products Young Scientist Award” at PuG 2019.

This award recognizes a young researcher for an outstanding publication in the field of EEG-based psychophysiology research as elected by an independent jury, which is appointed by the managing board of the DGPA.

This year’s winner was PD Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg from Ruhr-University Bochum (Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience).

Brain Products Young Scientist Award 2019 presented to PD Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg

PD Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg (left) receives the Brain Products Young Scientist Award 2019 from Jens Grunert, General Manager of or German partner, MES Forschungssysteme GmbH (right)

In his publication “Neurite architecture of the planum temporale predicts neurophysiological processing of auditory speech” (published in Science Advances; doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar6830), he and his co-authors further investigated the assumption that the left hemispheric advantage in speech perception is reflected in faster neurophysiological processing.

For more details, please see the original abstract below or read the full publication:

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