Janina Brandes, MSc

Janina Brandes
image: G. Fischer-Mania
In 2011, I graduated from TU Dortmund with a Bachelor degree in Rehabilitation Pedagogy (psycho-social rehabilitation and movement therapy). In my Master studies at the University of Maastricht, I focused on Health and Social Psychology. After an fMRI research internship on arm movement as emotion regulation strategy with Nicolette Siep, I graduated in 2012 and started working as a PhD candidate in Tobias’ lab. I am interested in understanding how the brain localizes touch in space for movement planning. To that end, I investigate the modulation of movement paths and blood flow in the brain (fMRI), when participants plan and execute movements to different locations on the body.



Wirth, R., Pfister, R., Brandes, J., & Kunde, W. (in press).
Stroking me softly: Body-related effects in effect-based action control.
Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

Brandes, J., & Heed, T., (2015).
Reach trajectories characterize tactile localization for sensorimotor decision making.

Journal of Neuroscience, 35(40), 13648-13658


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