Brain Products Young Scientist Award 2018 presented to Matthias Sperl, M.Sc.

by Dr. Alex Kreilinger
Scientific Consultant (Brain Products)

The annual meeting 2018 of the German Society for Basic and Applied Psychophysiology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung, DGPA) took place in Gießen, Germany from May 31 to June 02. As usual, the so-called Psychologie und Gehirn (PuG) conference was well-attended, this time by more than 800 researchers.

Just as in previous years, Brain Products sponsored the “Brain Products Young Scientist Award”. The award is  granted to a young researcher for an outstanding publication in the field of EEG-based psychophysiology research as elected by an independent jury, appointed by the managing board of the DGPA. The award was given to Matthias Sperl, M.Sc. from the Department of Psychology, Personality Psychology and Assessment, at the University of Marburg, under the supervision of Prof. Erik Mueller.

Brain Products Young Scientist Award 2018 presented to Matthias Sperl, M.Sc

Young Scientist Award presented to Matthias Sperl (left) by Jens Grunert (right) at the PuG 2018 in Giessen, Germany

In his publication “Fear extinction recall modulates human frontomedial theta and amygdala activity“, published in Cerebral Cortex; doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx353 he applies combined measurements of fMRI and EEG to investigate the effects of fear extinction. For further information, please read the original abstract below.

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