Oliver Contier

Oliver Contier

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • human cognitive neuroscience • functional connectivity and representational geometry • functional neuroimaging • reproducibility, transparency, and scientific best practice


Academic education

since 2019    Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig
                        Doctoral research performed at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
                        Supervisors: Martin Hebart & Christian Doeller

2014–2018   Master of Science in Psychology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (focus track: Cognitive Neuroscience)

2010–2014   Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Trier University



Fritz, T. H., Schütte, F., Steixner, A., Contier, O., Obrig, H., & Villringer, A. (2019). Musical meaning modulates word acquisition. Brain and Language, 190(3), 10–15.

Fritz, T. H., Bowling, D. L., Contier, O., Grant, J., Schneider, L., Lederer, A., Hoer, F., Busch, E., & Villringer, A. (2018). Musical agency during exercise decreases pain. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:2312. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02312

Sharifian, F., Contier, O., Preuschhof, C., & Pollmann, S. (2017). Reward modulation of contextual cueing: Repeated context overshadows repeated target location. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(7), 1871–1877.


Poster presentations and talks

Contier, O., Kuehn, E., & Hanke, M. (2020, June). Shared response modelling of somatosensory digit representations using 7-t fMRI. 2020 Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Montreal, Canada, June 23 – July 3. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3894834

Contier, O., Visconti di Oleggio Castello, M., Gobbini, M. I., & Halchenko, Y. O. (2018, June). Temporal dynamics and effective connectivity in the distributed system of familiar face processing. 2018 Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Singapore, June 17–21. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.17076.96640



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