DAAD RISE Internship
Research Supervisors: Dr. Michael Rose (Working Group Leader, Systems of Learning and Memory Group), Signe Luisa Winterling
Host Institution: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Institute for Systems Neuroscience (Hamburg, Germany)
- Examined the effect of aging on memory-related ongoing oscillations, the use of EEG neurofeedback training, and the potential for subjects to learn to modulate neural activities related to memory in order to improve performance.
- Manuscript in preparation.
Summary of Responsibilities and Activities:
- Assisted with data collection for elderly group and led data collection for younger group.
- Researched analysis techniques, pre-processed EEG data to remove artifacts before analysis, refined and helped standardize the pre-processing method, performed preliminary analyses, and created preliminary sets of figures.
- Prepared an annotated bibliography on relevant scientific literature.
- Attended group meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and workshops.
Information on DAAD RISE Germany Internship Program:
- Internship funded through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Germany Program
- Open to undergraduate students from North American, British, and Irish universities
- Students apply for up to three positions posted on the internship database
- Internship offerings are posted by PhD students looking to host an intern that will help them with their ongoing research
- For summer 2016, there were 1697 applicants for 581 positions, only 300 of which were funded