J. Karolis Degutis

J. Karolis Degutis

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • working memory • predictive processing • neural correlates of visual awareness • high-resolution fMRI • functional connectivity


Academic education

since 2020    Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                        Doctoral research performed at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
                        Supervisor: John-Dylan Haynes and Nikolaus Weiskopf
                        Lab rotations in the orientation phase: John-Dylan Haynes and Nikolaus Weiskopf

2018–2020   Master of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour/Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2014–2018   Bachelor of Science in Biology, New York University Abu Dhab, United Arab Emirates



2022–2023 Cognitive Neuroscience (MA level), Berlin School of Mind & Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2022 Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques (MA level), Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin


Poster presentations

Degutis, J. K., Chaimow, D., Haenelt, D., Assem, M., Duncan, J., Weiskopf, N., et al. (2022, June). Increased working memory load activates superficial layers of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex [Poster]. 28th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Glasgow, UK.

Lorenz, R., Chaimow, D., Degutis, J. K., Assem, M., Duncan, J., & Weiskopf, N. (2022). Probing the laminar circuitry of the dlPFC during the attentional modulation of working memory [Poster]. 28th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Glasgow, UK.


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