I. Şafak Erener

I. Şafak Erener

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • sensorimotor integration • neurobiology of human experience and consciousness • linear classification and dimensionality reduction • ultra-high field and laminar fMRI • manifold learning • neural subspaces • embodied cognition


Academic education

since 2023Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
Lab rotations in the orientation phase: John-Dylan Haynes, Peter König and Patrick
2021–2023Master of Science in Mind and Brain – Track Brain, Berlin School of Mind & Brain,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2018–2021Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht, the Netherlands


Research experiences

2020–2023 Research internship on Multivoxel Pattern Analysis (MVPA) of human-AI interactions in fMRI (Prof. Dr. John-Dylan Haynes & Dr. Doris Pischedda), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2020–2023 Research internship on Representation Similarity Analysis (RSA) of semantic categorization in aging in fMRI (Prof. Dr. Roberto Cabeza & Dr. Loris Naspi), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2020–2021 MaRBLe Internship Programme – Research internship on psychophysics of procedural memory consolidation, Perception Attention Learning and Memory (PALM) group (Prof. Dr. Peter de Weerd & Dr. Amanda Kaas), Maastricht University, the Netherlands




Tutor in Statistics, Methods in Research, Consciousness, Learning and Memory, Social Cognition, and Critical Thinking, (Bachelor’s level) Universiteit Maastricht, the Netherlands




Deutschlandstipendium, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


Deutschlandstipendium, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


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Photo: Nikolaus Brade

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